Blog - March 2017

  • The Fellowship of the Corporate TMS…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by David WoolcockNo comments

    In a previous blog “One Code to bind them all…”, it was noted that the Global Code covers all participants in the Foreign Exchange market – “Banks, Financial Institutions, Corporates, Alternative Liquidity Providers and Platforms”. Indeed one code to bind us all! For the Corporate Tower and many corporate treasurers this is a new adventure.  They have traditionally been more concerned with ...

  • The aftermath of the referendum vote – what Brexit means so far.

    Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 by Kathryn EmersonNo comments

    Two recent articles in the Guardian, both covering the post Brexit situation, got me thinking about the impact so far of the referendum vote. One of the authors represented the view that “the FTSE has shrugged off a quick post referendum dip” and is now stronger than ever and that the drop in the value of the British pound represents an opportunity for more exports. The other article argues ...

  • Building Societies - where did it all begin?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by David WoolcockNo comments

    Eurobase International Group has recently expanded its presence in the Building Society market through the acquisition of the specialist Building Society software solution Parity Treasury Management This development reminded me of the importance that mutualisation played in the global financial industry.  It took me back to my studies of the sector when I was the Chief Dealer of Cooperative Bank ...

  • MiFID II exposes the need for a regulatory reporting solution

    Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Kathryn EmersonNo comments

    “MiFID II and MiFIR will change the way banks around the world do business —particularly with respect to the scope of data, communications formats and records that must be maintained.” -Bloomberg Responding efficiently to the dramatic changes that MiFID II will bring in January 2018 is key to ensuring your organisation continues to succeed and remains profitable. As a bank or branch/subsidiary ...