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Peter J Cooper

Getting Ready For Deflation

My private banker's report came in today, his bank's view is very bearish. Finally coming into line with my feeling for nearly 12 months. Probably the most surprising though is the talk of deflation b...

15 Dec 2008
Finance 2.0
Gary Wright

Data Integration a way towards consolidation and reduction

At the FIMA conference this week in London, where I was speaking and chairing an afternoon session, the issue of Data Integration was debated, pulled apart and assessed by a whole range of expert peop...

14 Nov 2008
Data Management 101
Gary Wright

I.T. Spending cuts; I think not?

Tower Group is the latest research company to announce that there will be cuts in IT budgets for next year after the banking bailouts. Does this stand up to scrutiny as only a few short months ago mos...

04 Nov 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

Consolidation of Clearing Houses good or bad?

The DTCC buying LCH.Clearnet looks a no brainer deal for both companies with both increasing their business potential and both able to rationalise their cost structures. This is certainly the case at...

03 Nov 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

Cross border settlement costs coming down

After my recent blog and article commenting on the excellent progress at EMXCo in the drive to STP in the unitised funds space, the latest news that Euroclear's FundSettle has built an automated lin...

24 Oct 2008
Data Management 101
Gary Wright

Crisis at AIM as listings dry up

At this week's Corporate Finance forum the financial crisis was, as expected, at the top of the agenda. Two speakers presented equally doom laden news and the general mood was as downbeat as you can ...

20 Oct 2008
Operational Risk Management
Gary Wright

EMXCo An STP Story

As news from the markets veer from bad to worse and each day brings more doom and gloom its worth noting one of the big success story's of the last few years. EMXCo were set up in the 20th century to ...

17 Oct 2008
SEPA and European Payments
Gary Wright

Why is ISO20022 important?

I keep hearing about ISO20022 and notice that umpteen standards committees are in full swing together with SWIFT who are somewhere in the middle but what are they trying to achieve, for whom and for w...

16 Oct 2008
Data Management 101
Gary Wright

Islamic banking Tunis the next Dubai?

During the course of my visit to Tunis whilst undertaking a corporate actions benchmarking project, I became engrossed with the effort by the Tunisian government to create a significant new financial...

13 Oct 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

A Thirst for Vengeance

When the dust has settled on the financial crisis there will be a complete and detailed analysis by the politicians rather than the industry. The finance industry does suffer short memory syndrome and...

09 Oct 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

Staff shortage will threaten recovery

The lay offs have already begun as banks look to bring their costs down and protect their profitability. UBS were the latest to cut 2000 jobs and they will not be the last as the crisis begins to bite...

06 Oct 2008
Operational Risk Management
Gary Wright

Every man expects 'The House' to do its duty!

After the US Senate agreed the modified bill to pump a life saving $700b into the USA economy, the rest of the world waits with baited breath to see if the House of Representatives follows and brings ...

02 Oct 2008
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