09 December 2016

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

The regulation holiday effect

29 November 2016  |  4282 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 5

Global harmonisation of financial regulation is high on the wish list of many trading firms and, in one sense at least, the regulators in Europe and the US are pretty well harmonised. Both have a tendency to publish long-awaited documents right before major holidays. Last week we saw another example of the regulation ‘holiday effect’ with the CFTC...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Golden aspirations

12 October 2016  |  7424 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

To achieve MiFID II’s aim of greater transparency, having a proper golden source of instrument data is key for every market participant. Fortunately, under the new rules, ESMA is required to publish a list of all financial instruments traded on all trading venues and systematic internalisers, enriched with useful, related information such as MiFIR...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

ESMA sheds light on dark trading caps

03 October 2016  |  7952 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

ESMA today published its first Q&A on MiFIR transparency topics which focuses on the double volume caps (DVCs) in equity markets and clarifies how markets can transition to the new DVC regime. Th...

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Patrick Thornton-Smith
Patrick Thornton-SmithDuco - London

Doing more with less: a problem or an opportunity?

28 September 2016  |  7530 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With increasing regularity, I’m hearing more and more banks saying that they are faced with having to do more with less - almost a mantra for our times. The facts that support this are obvious. The ...

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Laura Glynn
Laura GlynnFenergo - Dublin - London- New York - Sydney

The Challenge of Beneficial Ownership

27 September 2016  |  6271 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Beneficial ownership recently came to the fore once again with two high profile leaks – mostly recently the Bahamas leaks which saw the exposé of the names of directors and shareholders of nearly 176,...

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Kevin Cullen
Kevin CullenVolante Technologies - Jersey City

Applying Blockchain Technology to Trade Finance

19 September 2016  |  9560 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

In considering practical applications for Blockchain for banking processes, one of the specific areas that is in dire need of this type of technology is trade finance. Long reliant on complex banking ...

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Vicente Quesada
Vicente QuesadaGauss Trading - Madrid

Google's Larry Page buys a 'major global bank'

19 September 2016  |  16780 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Can you imagine the reaction of a bank employee if one morning he reads this headline? In the spring of 2010 I polled the students of the Master of Finance about how many of them would rather work fo...

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Cornelius Nandyal
Cornelius NandyalAssociates in Capital Markets - London

Euro Overnight Index Average-EONIA Reforms: A Clear Sign of 'Renovating' Global Benchmark Standards

17 August 2016  |  3722 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The recently unveiled plan of European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) to enhance the robustness and viability of Euro Overnight Index Average (EONIA), one of the major reference rates in European mone...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

True innovation?

15 August 2016  |  3317 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The recent slew of exchange announcements introducing new dark trading facilities in response to MiFID II would appear to suggest that the regulation has triggered a whole raft of innovations. But is ...

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Vicente Quesada
Vicente QuesadaGauss Trading - Madrid

Disruptive Mentality in Banking

01 August 2016  |  8907 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Banks must lower their services cost to at least 10% of their current cost. 3D printers cost $40,000 in 2007, $100 in 2016. Drones cost $100,000 in 2007, versus $100 in 2016. Knowing the sequence of t...

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