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Experiencing diFICCulties? [sic]

Posted by Charlie Morrow on Tue, Apr 29 2014

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During banks’ 2012 earnings, capital issues seemed to be causing all the problems. However during the recent Q1 2014 earnings seasons for banks the focus has been on fixed income performance. Throughout April, we saw first the US banks, then the European banks, all largely reporting that their profits have been severely hit by poorly performing fixed income, currency and commodity (FICC) trading performance.

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Banking, Basel III, Electronic Trading, Regulation, Volcker,

As if the Winter storms weren’t enough, EMIR is here

Posted by Charlie Morrow on Tue, Feb 11 2014

Even for your usual dreary January and February, the recent headlines over the past few months (at least in some of the financial publications we work with) have been gloomy beyond belief. This is because tomorrow marks the deadline for the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), one of the biggest pieces of legislation to be passed through Brussels successfully, whereby all derivative users, including corporations and smaller financial institutions, will have to report specific trade information to trade repositories.

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Eurozone,

Mapping the road ahead for the derivatives market

Posted by Charlie Morrow on Mon, Jul 01 2013

The Futures and Options Association’s (FOA) International Derivatives Expo, commonly known as IDX, was held last week in London, attracting over 40 exhibitors and delegates from 30 countries. The Cognito team was onsite there, working with clients and listening to latest news and updates from clearing houses, vendors, exchanges and regulators on the state of play of the derivatives markets.

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Events, Finance, Fintech, Media Relations, Public Relations,

EuroFinance 2009

Posted by Charlie Morrow on Wed, Oct 28 2009

Last week Cognito travelled to Copenhagen for EuroFinance's 18th Cash and Treasury Management Conference. With 86 exhibitors, just under 1700 delegates, plenty of press and analysts, and a packed schedule of discussions, debates and panel sessions, there really was something for everyone.

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Bonuses, Conferences, Events,

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