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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...

ACORD Leads In Standards for London Insurance Firms

London-based insurance firms have struggled, largely unsuccessfully so far, to work with each other through electronic channels. ACORD, the US insurance standards organization which has been expanding into international markets, appears to be the leader in driving standards, the key to electronic business, into the London market and its global …

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Do banks really know their customers?

I recently organised two debates at the Financial Services Club entitled "This House Believes We Really Know Our Customers".  Both debates focused upon fraud and money laundering (AML) and the vote at the end of both debates resulted in a resounding rejection … as in this house believes we really …

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Do banks really know their customers?

I recently organised two debates at the Financial Services Club entitled "This House Believes We Really Know Our Customers".  Both debates focused upon fraud and money laundering (AML) and the vote at the end of both debates resulted in a resounding rejection … as in this house believes we really …

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The future of trading

I recently chaired a breakfast meeting on the future of trading with three key figures from the industry: John Serocold, Director, London Investment Banking Association; Wolfgang Eholzer, Head of Trading Systems Design, Eurex; and Eli Lederman, Managing Director, Electronic and Agency Trading Services, Morgan Stanley.  I thought you might be …

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The future of trading

I recently chaired a breakfast meeting on the future of trading with three key figures from the industry: John Serocold, Director, London Investment Banking Association; Wolfgang Eholzer, Head of Trading Systems Design, Eurex; and Eli Lederman, Managing Director, Electronic and Agency Trading Services, Morgan Stanley.  I thought you might be …

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Stirring BOAT’s waters

I am regularly hearing half-truths and inaccuracies to cause confusion and issue, and this is particularly true as the battle grows between the old and new exchanges, and the old and new players in the investment markets.  One example is BOAT, formerly Project Boat. Due to folks giving me duff …

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Stirring BOAT’s waters

I am regularly hearing half-truths and inaccuracies to cause confusion and issue, and this is particularly true as the battle grows between the old and new exchanges, and the old and new players in the investment markets.  One example is BOAT, formerly Project Boat. Due to folks giving me duff …

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Stirring BOAT’s waters

I am regularly hearing half-truths and inaccuracies to cause confusion and issue, and this is particularly true as the battle grows between the old and new exchanges, and the old and new players in the investment markets.  One example is BOAT, formerly Project Boat. Due to folks giving me duff …

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The alien world of Exchanges

Yesterday was interesting.  I was invited to speak at a conference for Exchanges  and the expected players were there: Deutsche Bourse, Reuters and the London Stock Exchange (LSE); and then there were the newer markets with the Prague, Warsaw and Bratislava Stock Exchanges; and then there were the others: NYSE …

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