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One-day US securities settlement moves another step closer

March 2, 2022

The SEC has added its support to the move from a T+2 to T+1 settlement cycle in 2024. And while T+0 remains on the table, a wholesale move has been deferred for now. 

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Regulating the unregulated: US cryptocurrency

December 20, 2021

As US cryptocurrency markets continue to grow, so too does regulatory interest. But there is also an increasing acceptance of the central role that crypto will play in the financial system of the future. Kiara Taylor and Marie Kemplay report.

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The secrets to unlocking alpha in fixed income trading

December 6, 2021

New developments in electronic fixed income trading will facilitate a much better experience for trading desks and clients alike in the private banking space

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Basel risk limits will not curb rogue traders

May 1, 2018

The Basel Accords oblige banks to use two methods to measure and limit risk – value at risk and expected shortfall – but research shows these are insufficient to curtail the behaviour of rogue traders. Damiano Brigo and John Armstrong suggest a different approach. 

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The profits and pitfalls of raising crypto capital

November 1, 2017

Advocates of initial coin offerings see them as a quick and simple way to raise money for blockchain-based start-ups, while sceptics warn of get-rich-quick schemes and a 'Wild West' market. Joy Macknight looks at the drivers behind this new way of fundraising.

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The changing face of trade in a digital world

March 1, 2017

The way goods and services are traded internationally is changing, fuelled by the globalisation and digitalisation of supply and distribution chains. Are free-trade deals still fit for purpose in a hyperconnected world? Joy Macknight investigates. 

Will digitalisation render protectionist policies meaningless?

February 27, 2017

While governments edge towards protectionism, digital platforms already enable trade to cross borders, transforming global supply chains.

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Virtu Financial senior vice-president eyes move to the mainstream

April 1, 2016

Virtu Financial seems to have overcome the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading to achieve growing acceptance as an alternative market-maker at a time when bank dealers are shrinking. The company's senior vice-president, John Shay, explains its strategy.

Blockchain: less talk, more action

April 1, 2016

Last year saw the blockchain hype cycle reach its peak, and its disruptive influence on the global financial services industry continues to be the subject of much debate. But after a year of talking, how far has the industry progressed in turning potential into reality?

Is it API or die for banks?

March 1, 2016

Whether or not to fully embrace APIs... It is a bold question but one that many answer strongly in the affirmative. Joy Macknight investigates whether banks are truly ready to open up their applications to the world.

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