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The Failure of Risk Models

Avinash Persaud of Intelligence Capital gave the opening talk of the morning at RiskMinds (see first of set of posts from last year here) and put forward a lot of the very good ideas that he has cont...

08 Dec 2009
Data Management 101
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Maths to Money - Quantitative Investment

I attended the Quant Invest 2009 event for the first time last week in Paris. The event is all about quantitative investment strategies with an institutional asset manager and hedge fund focus - so no...

05 Dec 2009
Innovation in Financial Services
Gert Raeves

Price and Prejudice and Zombies

Easily the most unusual literary success story of the year, the Jane Austen inspired mash-up novel which inspires this blog title is terrific trashy fun. If you are looking for a quirky Christmas pres...

03 Dec 2009
Data Management 101
Paul Penrose

Goldman bankers tool up with handguns - allegedly

We hear from no less a source than a Bloomberg news columnist that the higher-ups at Goldman Sachs are loading up on pistol permits for fear of a popular uprising against God's own bankers. Now, the ...

02 Dec 2009
Whatever...
George Ravich

Digging for Gold - Winning in Transaction Banking

At the recent NEACH Payments Insights conference it was interesting to find an audience gripped by two strong emotions – excitement and fear. The excitement was about new opportunities in transaction ...

16 Nov 2009
Transaction Banking
Paul Penrose

Thomson Reuters logo goes down the pan

Credit to Reuters' blogger Felix Salmon for picking this one up from the Post Secrets blog. The secret story of Thomson Reuters new logo, as told by a disaffected design team member:

16 Nov 2009
Whatever...
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In search of calmer waters

With a changing payments landscape, the very structure of banks seems to be a matter of great debate at the moment. On one side is the view of Governor of the Bank of England who believes that banks s...

05 Nov 2009
Paul Penrose

The gospel according to Martin Lukes

Praise be! The FT has resurrected Martin Lukes, the deluded and corrupt former chief of fictional company a-b global, who disappeared from view some years back after being convicted of insider trading...

05 Nov 2009
Whatever...
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Single-dealer platforms. Not single-client platforms.

There’s no gamekeeper like an ex-poacher, and no saint as devout as the sinner that repenteth. Once people change their minds about something, they tend to overdo it. The past year has seen a rush by ...

03 Nov 2009
Paul Penrose

Finextra Community sets up Twitter A-list

Micro-blogging site Twitter has begun rolling out its new list-building feature which enables users to curate themed lists of Twitter accounts. For example, you could create a list of celebrity accoun...

30 Oct 2009
Finance 2.0
Paul Penrose

Crunch - the game for utter bankers

We missed this first time around, but it should definitely be on the Christmas shopping list for all self-respecting Finextra Community members. Crunch - the game for utter bankers is a devious card g...

30 Oct 2009
Whatever...
Ross McGill

Call for opinion - US withholding tax

Last week saw the largest ever gathering of QIs, NQIs, Auditors, US Withholding Agents and solutions vendors since 2001 when the US withholding tax regulations - 1441 NRA came into force. 100 attende...

26 Oct 2009
Innovation in Financial Services