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Ralph Hazell

Total disintermediation?!

I think it is correct to say that the technological changes of the last decade have not bought changes to the pricing transparency and structuring of retail banking products. The high street banks a

30 Dec 2007
Paul Penrose

Turquoise recruitment drive

After a stuttering start, it looks like Turquoise is getting its house in order in preparation for a busy New Year. The bank-backed rival to the London Stock Exchange has been variously dubbed Project...

18 Dec 2007
Finexpo
Elton Cane

NYSE Euronext's single global e-trading platform

I had an interesting conversation today with Steve Rubinow, CTO of NYSE Euronext. Just over a year after the third phase of NYSE’s Hybrid trading system went live, heralding the massive shift away fro...

13 Dec 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Paul Penrose

Betfair's Flywheel outguns LSE Tradelect

While doing a bit of research into high performance computing for our capital markets conference Finexpo, I stumbled across this article in Business Week on the Betfair gambling exchange. It seems th...

04 Dec 2007
Finexpo
John Cant

The MiFID is dead, long live the ... ELF?

Okay, so you are probably reading this blog because of the title, so I had best explain what it is all about. In the olden days - so I understand - when the UK Monarch died, a courtier used to announc...

30 Nov 2007
MiFID
Retired Member

Step in the right direction!!

Latest report from McKinsey “ The New Power Brokers: How Oil, Asia, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity - Are Shaping Global Capital Markets”, presents interesting insights into future of capital markets ...

22 Nov 2007
Trends in Financial Services
John Cant

First MiFID Market impact?

The FT has reported that the UK's only residential property stock exchange, the Property Investment Market, has been forced to suspend its business after failing to meet new MiFID regulations. They ...

22 Nov 2007
MiFID
Retired Member

Trading to take a latency advantage!!

With increased Algorithamic trading, latency is becoming such a differentiator and competitive advantage in a lot of markets, that firms are looking hard for any chance to make them a little faster th...

19 Nov 2007
MiFID
John Cant

Avoiding a MiFID Hangover

So you survived MiFID Day, and indeed the first MiFID week; survived the incessant MiFID blogs and weeklong MiFID press coverage, History of MiFID, MiFID in numbers, and special features on MIFID from...

07 Nov 2007
MiFID
John Cant

We understand there is still some confusion ...

I think this direct quote from one of the template MiFID letters being sent by clients to their brokers is a slight understatement! With only a few hours to go before the MiFID gun fires, a massive pa...

31 Oct 2007
MiFID
Retired Member

Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology

Hello All, I work as an investment professional for TA Associates, one of the world's largest global private equity firms with over $10 billion under management and the leading investor in the financ...

22 Oct 2007
Retired Member

Best Execution is big challenge to all...

Best execution is one of the most critical challenges in trade order management, as we all know. It involves a lot of steps including prioritisation of factors, analysis and selection of execution ven...

12 Oct 2007
MiFID