Gary Wright


Blockchain DLT and the future of the financial markets

ISITC Europe has recognised the tremendous interest in the financial markets for Blockchain DLT and has noted the growing number of groups and committees springing up to try and understand impacts, or to examine potential solutions. This is normal in financial markets when innovation is in full swing and where there is a need for all market players to understand...

Draft Proposal for OASIS BlockbenchIT Technical Committee

ISITC Europe is supported by BISS Research and BAT and the Charter is a joint enterprise between ISITC Europe and OASIS Open. The joint Blockchain DLT (Blockbench) Technical committee is a collaboration to establish a framework and benchmarks to assist in the development and implementation of Blockchain DLT solution. Financial services firms are encouraged to join ISITC Europe to be...

ESMA the EU Regulator Market Survey Report

ESMA the EU Regulator has surveyed the market participants and includes input from (BAT) (BISS) and although we are  not entirely in agreement of some of the conclusions we feel it is representative of the market view in 2016 To View click on PDF and scroll down (Download to enable clickable contents menu). Alternatively you can view this PDF in the...

BREXIT overvalues merger of Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange

BREXIT is 4 weeks old and the dust has hardly settled, but with a new Prime Minister and Cabinet, we can at least see some stability returning to the Government. However, the task to see BREXIT through, and to try and keep the markets and currency, as stable as possible is a tough one. Only sensible negotiations with the...

Blockchain DLT – the need for standards

BISS Research
The hype that surrounds Blockchain DLT is proving to be both a benefit and a risk for financial services firms. It’s great that the media hype has created so much interest and an ever increasing array of ideas on use cases, but there is a big but! The hype can lead to confusion and inaction to begin projects and implement...

Why Fintech needs Wyatt Earp

BISS Research
Over the past year, I have been reviewing the mandatory legal changes that had to be created and amended when CREST (The UK financial settlement system) was introduced in 1996. The project started in 1993 after the previous attempt at modernising the settlement system called TAURUS failed. CREST is the topic of an academic research study organised by B.I.S.S. Research and...

What is needed to get a job in financial markets?

BISS Research
Financial markets have been on a course of change for the last decade. In the last ten years the jobs in financial services firms has changed dramatically. Partly this has been driven by political agendas and new regulations reacting to financial breakdowns in both front and back offices. However, it is the evolving needs of clients and new technology...

Blockchain: The good, the bad and the ugly

BISS Research
What is the value and importance of Blockchain technology for financial markets? If you have been reading in the global media over the last few years, all the Blockchain stories, I think you can be forgiven for thinking that this is a major new technology, bringing a revolution in business and processes. But is that true? What is the...

Quantifying the Risks in Corporate Actions

BISS Research
Nearly everyone in the world's capital markets knows that there are significant risks associated in corporate actions processing. Indeed all suppliers with a product in the corporate actions space will say in their marketing and sales documents, that their product reduces risks. What is lacking is what risks are being reduced, from what and by how much! This white paper...

Planning a Secure Mobile Communictions Strategy

BISS Research
Faced with greater regulation, ever-growing communication media and an increasingly mobile workforce, the need to adopt an effective mobile communications strategy has never been greater. This paper commissioned by Compliant Phones will provide CIOs, IT directors and compliance officers with an up-to-date assessment of EU and US regulations, plus guidance on process, policy and technology necessary to ensure secure, controlled mobile communications. To...


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