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Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

Iraq Gets Its First Hedge Fund

Some of you probably read that headline and thought it may be more useful if Iraq could build a few hedges around their gardens first as, in this war-torn region, it’s hard to imagine a hedge fund being of much use.  Nevertheless, with infrastructure that is hardly working and an …

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2 out of 5 Facebook users give all to identity thieves

New research finds that 41% of Facebook users are happy to reveal all to potential identity thieves.  The researchers found this out by creating a fabricated Facebook profile before sending out friend requests to people chosen at random from around the world.  The fabricated character is one Freddi Staur, an …

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2 out of 5 Facebook users give all to identity thieves

New research finds that 41% of Facebook users are happy to reveal all to potential identity thieves.  The researchers found this out by creating a fabricated Facebook profile before sending out friend requests to people chosen at random from around the world.  The fabricated character is one Freddi Staur, an …

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Goldmans systems mess up – black box algo questions

In April 2006, I made commentary about the opportunities and risks of algo trading with the view that "there are huge dangers and successful execution demands deep technological know-how. However, the only way in which markets can operate is to seek out and trade off risks against rewards, and the …

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Goldmans systems mess up – black box algo questions

In April 2006, I made commentary about the opportunities and risks of algo trading with the view that "there are huge dangers and successful execution demands deep technological know-how. However, the only way in which markets can operate is to seek out and trade off risks against rewards, and the …

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Goldmans systems mess up – black box algo questions

In April 2006, I made commentary about the opportunities and risks of algo trading with the view that "there are huge dangers and successful execution demands deep technological know-how. However, the only way in which markets can operate is to seek out and trade off risks against rewards, and the …

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Banking on the beach

It’s summer, it’s Friday and yes, it’s beach party time. In this latest news on beach trends, folks "will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking".  Yes, it’s true.  In Ocean City, New Jersey, they’re investing in a …

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Banking on the beach

It’s summer, it’s Friday and yes, it’s beach party time. In this latest news on beach trends, folks "will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking".  Yes, it’s true.  In Ocean City, New Jersey, they’re investing in a …

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