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A Ghost of Christmas Past Makes an Early Appearance – ESMA and MAR Haunt the Spot FX Market

As we approach Halloween market abuse has come back to haunt the FX market. Our Advent ...
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Cloud-based Captive Platforms of the Future

While reviewing our recent White Paper “Captive Insurers - The Risks and Opportunities in ...
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Climbing the Mountain and Levelling the Playing Field – a dichotomy solved?

For some time in the UK the regulators and authorities have tried to introduce true ...
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Do you know your SOFR from your SARON? The new benchmarks

Given the longstanding focus on the familiar, well-used trading benchmarks and ...
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The new Lego - building blocks of the new cross-border payment roadmap

  I have been catching up on some light reading in the glorious English sunshine.  One ...
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Uncleared Margin Rules – more regulatory requirements are on the horizon!

The regulation for Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) was set in motion at the 2009 G20 meeting ...
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Back aboard LIBOR Reform – full steam ahead in the UK.

A triumvirate of the Working Group on Risk-Free Reference Rates (RFRWG), the FCA and the ...
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Drifting back to a bright new future?

The effect of the pandemic has been a mixed bag for many involved in our markets. The ...
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Bringing Harmony to Treasury, Sales and Regulatory Compliance.

Regulations are having a profound effect on the trading landscape alongside a ...
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Regulatory Reporting and FX Swaps. Or is it FX Strats? Or even FX Packages?!

We have been seeing a lot of discussion and interest concerning a blog I penned in March ...
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Are mobile payments a challenger? Ding-Ding, Round two!

In my last blog, looking at the rise of the challengers to the traditional banking ...
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Lightweight versus Heavyweight – will it always be a foregone conclusion in the ring?

Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) the banking industry, especially in the UK, has ...
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