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No trading please, we’re brokers

No trading please, we’re brokers

Brokers are outsourcing their dealing desks to other sell-side firms. Dan Barnes investigates what is left of a broker that does not trade.

The changing landscape of exchanges

The changing landscape of exchanges

Once regarded as national treasures, over the past few years many exchanges have been evolving into cross-border operations, focused on capturing larger market shares. Following this wave of consolidation and collaboration, however, it still remains to be seen whether bigger really means better.

Market infrastructures seek harmonisation through reinvention

A single platform for securities settlement in Europe and the continued growth of e-commerce will soon out-date the market infrastructures as they exist. Frances Faulds looks at how market infrastructures are reinventing themselves and redesigning their services to remain relevant. 

Opportunity and chaos: Sibos 2013 technology preview

Ahead of Sibos 2013, The Banker's technology editor, Duygu Tavan, talks about the difficulties in implementing the Target2-Securities regulation and discusses the recent developments in corporate bank messaging.

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Collateral: the hunt is on

More people need it, there might not be enough of it, and much of it is locked up and cannot get to where it needs to go. Collateral is in demand and the hunt is on.

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What do investment managers need from brokers?

As their global operating models evolve, what do investment managers need from their service providers and what can they do to help themselves?

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Post-trade processing: Challenges and trends

Philippe Chambadal, CEO of middle- and back-office processing technology provider SmartStream, discusses the post-trade landscape and the regulatory and operational challenges facing market participants.

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Fund processing plays catch-up

Much work has been done to standardise and automate fund processing, with several commercial solutions available, but the cost of processing fund transactions is still significantly higher than for bonds or equities and this is hampering critical mass. Is a more centralised market infrastructure needed to tackle processing costs? Writer Frances Maguire

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Regulation collaboration comes closer

An unprecedented overhaul of the securities industry is taking place under politically mandated reform. This is forcing markets and regulators to work more closely together to ensure that there is no repeat of the recent financial crisis. Writer Frances Maguire

Direct approach for CCPs

New legislation for over-the-counter derivatives from the European Commission next year will include a central counterparty directive. But what are the implications of the new law? Writer Frances Maguire

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