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Elton Cane

Greenspam, sandwich filler and economic predictions

Normally it's not good form to take potshots at the mistakes of fellow media organisations. But today's newsletter from press release aggregator Bob's Guide contains a particularly amusing piece: ...

14 Aug 2007
Finextra50 fintech index
Paul Penrose

The virtual world of voodoo economics

From the Sydney Morning Herald: 'The biggest bank in the virtual world of Second Life has closed its doors after a run on its deposits, putting at risk hundred of thousands of real dollars of savings...

10 Aug 2007
Futuristic Banking
Elton Cane

MiFID and electronic signatures

I participated in a roundtable recently held by compliance vendor NetConsent. It was a fairly broad-ranging discussion about how digital certificate and e-signature solutions have evolved and been ado...

07 Aug 2007
MiFID
John Cant

MiFID - gunpowder, treason and plot

The FSA have proposed this week that the cutover date for MiFID transaction reporting should move from 1st November to 5th November (i.e. to a more conventional Monday go live date) giving more time o...

02 Aug 2007
MiFID
Elton Cane

Wall Street plays second fiddle to teenage boys

I heard an interesting snippet the other day about IBM's plans to target the high performance computing needs of Wall St. and the City with blade servers based on its powerful Cell processor. IBM deve...

10 Jul 2007
Paul Penrose

An interview with Merrill Lynch's Diane Shueneman

The McKinsey Quarterly has bagged an interview with Diane Schueneman, the head of Merrill Lynch's Global Infrastructure Solutions unit. The new division combines the firm's IT and operations arms. Sc...

02 Jul 2007
Paul Penrose

The public demise of Rich Marin

Rich Marin, the embattled head of Bear Stearns asset management arm, was forced to step aside Friday in the wake of the near-collapse of two hedge funds associated with his division. He remains with t...

02 Jul 2007
John Cant

MiFID level playing field - not yet

In which activity are Romania, Ireland and the UK current leaders in Europe, and Italy and Spain are bottom of the league? If you have been following the financial press coverage, you will not doubt h...

02 Jul 2007
MiFID
Paul Penrose

The 'No Glue' future

Kevin Anderson reports for the Guardian IT on an exercise organised by the Economic and Social Research Council to consider what sort of world the interplay and advances in nanotechnology, genomics,...

29 Jun 2007
Futuristic Banking
Paul Penrose

OMX deal scant consolation for Greifeld

At last some positive news from overseas for Bob Greifeld and the Nasdaq stock market. The decision by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited to extend by five years a technology support deal with O...

26 Jun 2007
Olivier Berthier

The LC is dead. No, just kidding.

The developing world and its booming Trade activities still remain very keen on traditional instruments such as the Letter of Credit (LC) and will most likely be for years to come. Even in the US, arg...

22 Jun 2007
Financial Supply Chain
Elton Cane

Turquoise boats and yellow submarines

MiFID has already had a huge impact in Europe - particularly on the conference and event management scene. And as my fellow bloggers Chrisses Skinner and Pickles have been regularly pointing out here...

20 Jun 2007
MiFID