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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 information, I’ve reported on BOAT…

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 Euronext, Euronext.liffe, Chi-x, Turquoise, Equiduct,…

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 Euronext, Euronext.liffe, Chi-x, Turquoise, Equiduct,…

Banks accused of laundering

After yesterday’s news that Lloyds TSB and the Bank of Cyprus are accused of having "knowingly assisted" a money launderer, I do wonder whose job it is to police the financial markets for villains. Obviously, the banks will monitor fraudulent activity as they don’t want to lose money, but your basic drug baron, mafia godfather,…

Banks accused of laundering

After yesterday’s news that Lloyds TSB and the Bank of Cyprus are accused of having "knowingly assisted" a money launderer, I do wonder whose job it is to police the financial markets for villains. Obviously, the banks will monitor fraudulent activity as they don’t want to lose money, but your basic drug baron, mafia godfather,…

Banks accused of laundering

After yesterday’s news that Lloyds TSB and the Bank of Cyprus are accused of having "knowingly assisted" a money launderer, I do wonder whose job it is to police the financial markets for villains. Obviously, the banks will monitor fraudulent activity as they don’t want to lose money, but your basic drug baron, mafia godfather,…

JWG-IT TechSIG ready for the MiFID marathon

Despite some uninformed comment of late, investment firms are scrambling to get to the MiFID starting line for 1 November, just one month from today. 70% of the EU market volume is currently MiFID ready in the 40% of member states that have formally adopted the Directive, and JWG-IT predicts the EU will have over…

JWG-IT TechSIG ready for the MiFID marathon

Despite some uninformed comment of late, investment firms are scrambling to get to the MiFID starting line for 1 November, just one month from today. 70% of the EU market volume is currently MiFID ready in the 40% of member states that have formally adopted the Directive, and JWG-IT predicts the EU will have over…

My friends attack Gartner, and Gartner responds

Well, I was as surprised as most to read the Computer Weekly article last week, and the idea that Gartner were dismissing MiFID as no big deal.  Therefore, I was not surprised when Gartner got in touch to say that Peter Redshaw had been misquoted.  In fact, Computer Weekly have withdrawn the comments and the…

My friends attack Gartner over MiFID

Some of you know that I’ve spent a while looking at MiFID.  In fact, I’m so sad that I even produced a book about it … there you go. So some might think I’d know a little about the subject, although not nearly as much as my friends in the MiFID Community on the buy…

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