Financial Services

Is the end of open outcry worth mourning?

By: Hugh Cumberland - 20 Feb 2015

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Electronic trading has come to dominate the landscape – it’s more efficient, you can trade multiple markets from a single screen, it’s less physically taxing and is arguably safer. So does this mean that voice trading will be relegated to the history books? Read more


The evolving structure of the FX market

By: Ralph Achkar - 19 Dec 2014

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The recurring themes of low trading volumes, stuttering volatility and increased regulatory scrutiny could lead to a pessimistic view of a market in a state of decline. Instead I think we are in a period of wholesale restructuring. Read more


The 2015 banking cloud debate needs to move beyond “is it safe”?

By: Hugh Cumberland - 12 Nov 2014

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Next year will see the Cloud Banking World Series take place in London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai. Given its scale, one could be forgiven for thinking that the banking community worldwide has finally embraced cloud. But instead the series is billed as “the world’s first dedicated education journey”. Read more


The electronification of Asia’s FX markets is only just beginning

By: Ralph Achkar - 07 Nov 2014

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The electronification of global FX markets is continuing apace. Like equities before it, cost pressures and increasing regulation have changed the commercial landscape, directing trading volumes away from human traders to computers. Read more


The technology and infrastructure challenges of Scottish independence

By: Hugh Cumberland - 18 Sep 2014

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Tomorrow’s Scottish Referendum results could have major repercussions for the UK’s banks, and the wider financial services landscape. Hugh Cumberland considers the critical issues at hand for Scottish regulators to decide. Read more


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