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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  In fact, Computer Weekly have withdrawn the comments and the…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…

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…

Banking is a man’s world

This is not a new news story, but it is a news story.  Banking is a man’s world.    Sounds a bit sexist doesn’t it, but many of us would say that there is still active discrimination in some business sectors on the grounds of age, sex, ethnicity, religion and physical attributes.  Maybe it’s human…

Firms liable for incorrect outsourcing under MiFID

Article 13(5) of MiFID states: "An investment firm shall ensure, when relying on a third party for the performance of operational functions which are critical for the provision of continuous and satisfactory service to clients and the performance of investment activities on a continuous basis, that it takes reasonable steps to avoid undue operational risk."…

Firms liable for incorrect outsourcing under MiFID

Article 13(5) of MiFID states: "An investment firm shall ensure, when relying on a third party for the performance of operational functions which are critical for the provision of continuous and satisfactory service to clients and the performance of investment activities on a continuous basis, that it takes reasonable steps to avoid undue operational risk."…

California Blocks Skinner’s Identity Plans

Just after Finextra publish my thought piece on the future method of authentication being RFID style chip implants inside humans, which I’ve blogged about before btw as I do truly believe it will happen, the Los Angeles Times broke the news that the Terminator’s State of California doesn’t like my vision and have banned RFID…

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