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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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