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The Effect of Brexit on MiFID

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), there have been many questions asked about the impact of Brexit. One question has been around how or if it will impact on MIFID and whether the…

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Hatstand partners with Sqreem to leverage Statistical Machine Learning in the fight against Financial Crime

Global financial services consultancy and capital market specialist Hatstand, a Synechron company, announces it has established a strategic partnership with Sqreem, a pattern detection and…

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Brexit and Regulations - Tough just got tougher 

By Silvano Stagni – Global Head of Research, Hatstand (A Synechron Company)

Last Friday, the City of London woke up to the fact that 51.9% of British voters want out. But what does ‘out’ actually…

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Hatstand joins Cybersecurity Panel at the FISD's General Meeting

Hatstand, a Financial Information Services Association of SIIA (FISD) member, are pleased to announce that its Global Head of Regulation and Risk, Lisa Toth, will be a panellist at the general…

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New Acquisition and Ranked in the Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100!

What a great week it's been for Hatstand! Earlier in the week we announced that we are being acquired by global consulting and technology innovator in the financial services industry, Synechron.…

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Rationalising Global Connections to Drive Costs Down, Visibility Up

Over the past fifteen years, investment banks have seen a massive expansion in global connectivity, encompassing hundreds of links to exchanges and buy side clients as well as infrastructure to…

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Rationalising Global Connections

'The Financial Sector is one of the Prime Targets of Cyber Attacks'

On April 6th 2016, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) issued its report on Cybersecurity in Securities Markets – An International Perspective.  The report provides a…

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Year of the Monkey 2016: What do Chinese zodiac signs tell us about animal spirits in the markets?

Do we have animal spirits that guide our behaviour as humans?  If we take the late John Maynard Keynes’ theory and fuse it with the Chinese Zodiac, what does the Year of the Monkey hold for…

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Hatstand’s Checklist for Banks and Financial Institutions in 2016

It’s a New Year and it looks set to be another busy one for the financial industry. Here at Hatstand we look at three key priorities that we believe banks and other financial institutions should be…

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What to expect from blockchain in 2016

2015 was a stellar year for blockchain. Virtual money was certified by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity; two dozen of the world’s largest banks joined forces with R3 to…

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Will robots take over finance roles?

Could Optimus Prime or C-3PO take over your job on the bond trading desk? Perhaps not tomorrow or even next year, but one day in the not too distant future robots could be overseeing the workings of…

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World Skyscraper Day: Top 10 tallest bank towers

To mark World Skyscraper Day on September 3rd, what better than a rundown of the top ten bank towers? These skyscrapers define their cities’ skylines and while not always the tallest, are among the…

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