Wednesday 1st October 2014
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1ST TICKER: Euroclear and State Street’s asset management arm plan to merge a thirteen SPDR ETFs to an international ETF structure under Irish Law - Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) says it will widen the scope of its implementation of direct connectivity to the ECB’s Target-2 Securities (T2S) platform - National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has initiated a program of corporate actions reform in the Russian market - Deutsche Börse has beomce the latest exchange joined the United Nations' Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE) - Representatives from Guernsey are heading to Hong Kong and mainland China during the next fortnight in a bid to reinforce the Island’s financial services offering to current and prospective Asian contacts.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Prime computations

As regulators turn up the heat, prime-service providers have responded in kind by trimming the fat and optimising current tools, while also emphasising the same old “client-centric” concepts of the past. From Boston, Dave Simons reports.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

MarketAxess plugs the liquidity gap

In the absence of large dealer participation, New York-based MarketAxess has sought to plug the liquidity gap with its proprietary electronic trading platform, providing investors and broker dealers with streamlined access to an array of fixed-income products, Dave Simons talks to Rick McVey, MarketAxess chief executive, about the opportunities and challenges of the segment.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Dragging dead weight

For those with eyes to read and ears to hear the macro economic news for the UK has been startling. GDP growth is apparently leading (well, Europe, at least), business optimism has been strong, inflation low, pound strong(ish). So why does it all seem to be a bit of an illusion? Simon Denham, chief executive officer of independent City consultant Skrem Ltd, gives us the bear view.


Prices in the UK’s property, particularly real estate continue to rise, even as numbers of local mortgage applications shows signs of slowing. Even so, demand for property continues to outstrip supply and London in particularly continues its dominance within the United Kingdom, in terms of residential prices. London’s East End has been a particular beneficiary of increasingly relaxed development rules and the eastward shift in the capital of business and financial innovation.

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