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April 2012

Fixnetix invites you to NYSE Technologies Innovation Forum London May 17th

April 30, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Client data protection and resilient IT have always been critical, but many financial institutions are now considering how best to maintain these requirements whilst leveraging the cost-effectiveness of professional managed services and cloud computing. 

Please register your interest to join us on 17th May at 6pm at the NYSE Technologies Innovation Forum where issues around this balancing act will be addressed.


Introductory Presentation: Ken Barnes, SVP, NYSE Technologies will provide an overview of the NYSE Technologies Capital Markets Community Platform, in association with our technology partners - VMware and EMC

Panel Discussion: How is the cloud and outsourcing applicable to the capital markets? What use cases are there for development, risk management and data storage? Moderated by Lee Hodgkinson, CEO SmartPool, Head of European Sales and Relationship Management at NYSE Euronext, industry panellists will include: 
Peter Redshaw, Managing VP, Gartner Research
Gavin Jackson, EMEA Director - Cloud & EcoSystems, VMware
Simon Hazlitt, Co-founder, Majedie Asset Management
Rhys Jones, Head of Engineering, RBS

Wine Tasting: With a theme of "Choices - Widen your horizons!", an opportunity to sample two wines from the same grape but different climates, and two wines from the same chateau, but different years...

Register your interest to attend now!


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The Financial Transactions Tax, Feared by the Good, Loved by the Bad [The Economist]

April 30, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

IN THE summer of 1991, an appalling ballad by Bryan Adams called “Everything I Do I Do it For You” topped the charts for weeks. The song was the soundtrack to an equally dreadful film called "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves".  A radio show around that time had a lovely story about a bride who asked the organist at the church to play the song from Robin Hood as she came down the aisle. But instead of the romantic dirge, she found herself getting married to the jauntier strains of “Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen”.


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Inequality in Equity Trading: Regulatory Shortcomings

April 27, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

(This article is part three of a four-part series called A Question of Fairness: How to Level the Financial Markets Playing Field, which originally appeard on the Tabb Forum. To read Part One, Inequality in Equity Trading: How Did We Get Here?, click here. To read Part Two, On Trading Advantages and Trading Systems' Vulnerability, click here.)


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