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What About Personal Risk Management?

In 2003, Yale University professor Dr. Robert Shiller ("Irrational Exuberance") published his widely heralded tome, "The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century." In it Shi...

03 Nov 2007
Trends in Financial Services
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IBanks: Time for Evolution

These are difficult times for investment banks. I will spare readers a painful rehash of the past three months, but suffice it to say that the days of the centrally-planned, highly conglomerated uber-...

02 Nov 2007
Paul Penrose

The future of global financial markets

Panelists in the exchange consolidation session at Finextra’s Fintech M&A event in London on Tuesday were asked to look ten years into the future and hazard a guess at the likely winners in the gl...

02 Nov 2007
Finextra50 fintech index
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What has MiFID done for us?

If you like British comedy, you may remember that old John Cleese sketch about “What did the Romans do for us?” OK, they gave us a legal system, the basis for our language, roads…but besides that, wha...

02 Nov 2007
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PwC releases Internal Audit 2012

PwC released this study a few months ago titled "Internal Audit 2012* - A study examining the future of internal auditing and the potential decline of a controls-centric approach" Five key t...

01 Nov 2007
Internal Auditors in Financial Services
Alan Goodrich

The Distribution Dilemma

Hmmm... I wondered whether it was worth blogging about anything other than MiFID this week... but then decided that perhaps someone might want to read about something else..? Anyway, I finished my pr...

01 Nov 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Paul Penrose

The Finexpo chronicles

Registration has opened for Finexpo, Finextra’s sixth annual capital markets exhibition and conference, which takes place at The Brewery in London on Wednesday 30 January. Finexpo runs three simulta...

01 Nov 2007
Finexpo
Nick Green

Mobile Phones as Tokens

I find it really annoying that using a mobile phone as a token to make a purchase using NFC at point of sale is called "Mobile Payment". By the same yardstick using a contactless card is a m...

31 Oct 2007
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
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Disappointing....

Very disappointing, as I am sure we all agree. Doubly so knowing Lord Erroll's dedication and enthusiasm for the work of the Committee (having heard his impassioned views on the issues at our recent I...

31 Oct 2007
Information Security
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Government miss point

It does look like a massive lack of interest on the part of the government here. There's an interesting blog on the topic here by Richard Clayton who was a specialist adviser to the committee. So he...

30 Oct 2007
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I'm pleased Microsoft released Vista

Had it not been for Vista, I'd probably still be on a Windows platform at home, rather than taking the plunge and getting a Mac back in August. It seemed a good time to switch with the Intel-based ha...

30 Oct 2007