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Europe lacks a Leader

I don’t write about politics, because I am not a political creature. However, I felt compelled to write about this subject after Europe’s soul-searching over its identity since the Irish threw out the EU Treaty. The fact that the Constitution and the Treaty are unwanted does not de-stabilise our banking …

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Exchanges fight over speeds and feeds misses the point

It is fascinating to watch the fight that is going on between the traditional exchanges – Deutsche Bourse, Euronext and London Stock Exchange (LSE) – and the new guys – Chi-x, BAT, virt-x, PLUSMarkets, Boat, Turquoise, NYFix Millennium, NASDAQ OMX, Equiduct … The fight is over liquidity, trading, order execution, …

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Exchanges fight over speeds and feeds misses the point

It is fascinating to watch the fight that is going on between the traditional exchanges – Deutsche Bourse, Euronext and London Stock Exchange (LSE) – and the new guys – Chi-x, BAT, virt-x, PLUSMarkets, Boat, Turquoise, NYFix Millennium, NASDAQ OMX, Equiduct … The fight is over liquidity, trading, order execution, …

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Exchanges fight over speeds and feeds misses the point

It is fascinating to watch the fight that is going on between the traditional exchanges – Deutsche Bourse, Euronext and London Stock Exchange (LSE) – and the new guys – Chi-x, BAT, virt-x, PLUSMarkets, Boat, Turquoise, NYFix Millennium, NASDAQ OMX, Equiduct … The fight is over liquidity, trading, order execution, …

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Exchanges fight over speeds and feeds misses the point

It is fascinating to watch the fight that is going on between the traditional exchanges – Deutsche Bourse, Euronext and London Stock Exchange (LSE) – and the new guys – Chi-x, BAT, virt-x, PLUSMarkets, Boat, Turquoise, NYFix Millennium, NASDAQ OMX, Equiduct … The fight is over liquidity, trading, order execution, …

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Can regulators really make markets more stable?

I found myself sceptically smiling when reading that the Financial Stability Forum is going to make the banking world safer by: Strengthening prudential oversight of capital, liquidity and risk management; Enhancing transparency and valuation; Changing the role and uses of credit ratings; Strengthening the authorities’ responsiveness to risks; and Ensuring …

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Can regulators really make markets more stable?

I found myself sceptically smiling when reading that the Financial Stability Forum is going to make the banking world safer by: Strengthening prudential oversight of capital, liquidity and risk management; Enhancing transparency and valuation; Changing the role and uses of credit ratings; Strengthening the authorities’ responsiveness to risks; and Ensuring …

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Can regulators really make markets more stable?

I found myself sceptically smiling when reading that the Financial Stability Forum is going to make the banking world safer by: Strengthening prudential oversight of capital, liquidity and risk management; Enhancing transparency and valuation; Changing the role and uses of credit ratings; Strengthening the authorities’ responsiveness to risks; and Ensuring …

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Mind the GAAP? No, scrap the GAAP

The Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) used across the USA for financial reporting appear to be fatally flawed. As a result, America is scrapping GAAP to move towards the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) used around the rest of the world. The question is how fast can this be achieved? …

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FSA fines outsourcing firm a million dollars

Under our radar, as it is in the pensions markets, but something very noteworthy occurred last week.  The FSA attacked the outsourcing and Third Party Administration Markets by fining Liberata over a million dollars for failures in its systems and controls for managing and issuing pensions policies. Margaret Cole, Director …

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FSA fines outsourcing firm a million dollars

Under our radar, as it is in the pensions markets, but something very noteworthy occurred last week.  The FSA attacked the outsourcing and Third Party Administration Markets by fining Liberata over a million dollars for failures in its systems and controls for managing and issuing pensions policies. Margaret Cole, Director …

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G7 creates the Global Ivy League of Banking

The Global Ivy League is the scenario of truth for the future banking markets. More globally harmonised regulation creates less innovation, but more security, amongst the major league players who we feel we can trust. Or rather, our politicians feel we should trust. Read more …

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G7 creates the Global Ivy League of Banking

The Global Ivy League is the scenario of truth for the future banking markets. More globally harmonised regulation creates less innovation, but more security, amongst the major league players who we feel we can trust. Or rather, our politicians feel we should trust. Read more …

Read More »

G7 creates the Global Ivy League of Banking

The Global Ivy League is the scenario of truth for the future banking markets. More globally harmonised regulation creates less innovation, but more security, amongst the major league players who we feel we can trust. Or rather, our politicians feel we should trust. Read more …

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