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Harrington Starr June market commentary

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Dan Stewart's curator insight, June 11, 2013 3:51 AM

Market Commentary - Audio Version

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Why there’s less high-frequency trading

Why there’s less high-frequency trading | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Nathaniel Popper arrives today with something that looks like good news on the high-frequency trading front: there's less of it!
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Finextra: SocGen private bank completes two-year project to migrate core banking system to the cloud

Finextra: SocGen private bank completes two-year project to migrate core banking system to the cloud | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Luxembourg private bank Société Générale Bank & Trust has completed a two-year project to migrate its core banking system, comprising ten million lines of code, to a cloud computing architecture.
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Finextra: Buy side spending on execution and order management systems rising year-on-year

Finextra: Buy side spending on execution and order management systems rising year-on-year | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Institutional investors spend between $1.5 billion and $2 billion per year on order management and execution management systems for their trading desks - a growing amount due to increased demands for compliance tools and the need to keep pace with...
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A Recruiter's View: On FPGAs, Big Data And Women | Low-Latency.com

A Recruiter's View: On FPGAs, Big Data And Women | Low-Latency.com | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
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HOW TO HIRE TOP TALENT IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AND COMMODITIES TECHNOLOGY

Leading Global IT Recruitment Specialists Harrington Starr's top tips for companies looking to hire the best technology talent in the financial services and ...
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Banks On Track to Fail In Meeting Basel Risk Deadlines

Banks On Track to Fail In Meeting Basel Risk Deadlines | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
The gap between technologists and risk managers seems greater than ever in major banks, and Basel deadlines are approaching.
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An interesting article about the pressure of meeting Basel Risk deadlines and why many Banks are failling behind schedule.

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Time to Bring Bank Staff Back Onshore

Time to Bring Bank Staff Back Onshore | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Wage costs offshore are on the rise. Local talent is available in abundance and the growing popularity of digital channels has created ample cost-reduction opportunities at home.
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Finextra: Mobile emerges as key tool in fight for bank customers

Finextra: Mobile emerges as key tool in fight for bank customers | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
More than half of people say they are prepared to ditch their bank and shop around for a new provider, according to a global study from Capgemini and Efma which suggests that the emerging mobile channel could prove a crucial battleground in the...
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Activist hedge fund ValueAct takes Microsoft stake - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News

Activist hedge fund ValueAct takes Microsoft stake - The Buzz  - Investment and Stock Market News | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Jeff Ubben's ValueAct Capital purchased a $2 billion stake in Microsoft. Ubben says company should focus on enterprise software.
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Betting exchange Betfair turns down $1.4 billion CVC offer | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Online gambling company Betfair rejected a $1.4 billion takeover approach from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners , saying it was too low and had too
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Private sector advocacy group aims to support London tech scene (Wired UK)

Private sector advocacy group aims to support London tech scene (Wired UK) | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
A private sector-driven advocacy group made up of 150 technology business leaders and influencers is launching in London to support the growth of the ecosystem
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Another London based scheme to help Tech start ups.

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Mobile will kill the traditional bank branch says Brett King » Banking Technology

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Interesting article about the possibility of digital technology killing the traditional retail banking landscape.

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Harrington Starr June market commentary

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Finextra: Social media spending by banks plateaus as interest wanes

Finextra: Social media spending by banks plateaus as interest wanes | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
The use of social media by banks has 'plateaued', with the average spend stuck below EUR500,000 per annum, according to data from Efma and Wipro.
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10 ways to increase the productivity of your programmers | TechRepublic

10 ways to increase the productivity of your programmers | TechRepublic | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Developer time doesn’t come cheap — yet in some shops, maintaining developer productivity can be a struggle. Justin James discusses a numb

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Nadia Edwards-Dashti's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:08 AM

Excellent article for any developer or someone who looks after developers. Please read on to see how we can creat a better working environment for those who code to ensure better quality code and less tech debt!

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Great Article

Anna May's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:17 AM

Brilliant article for Developers and IT Managers. Implement some of the ideas, they could make a difference!

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Goldman may create own Bloomberg-like tech

Goldman may create own Bloomberg-like tech | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Goldman Sachs is mulling reducing its reliance on the ubiquitous Bloomberg LP terminals, The Post has learned.Irked Goldman executives are weighing such a major move because they are still steamed...
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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW IN FINANCIAL SERVICES & COMMODITIES TECHNOLOGY

Global Leaders in Financial Services and Commodities Technology Recruitment Harrington Starr present the top three tips to help prepare for your interview in...
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HOW TO HIRE TOP TALENT IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AND COMMODITIES TECHNOLOGY

Leading Global IT Recruitment Specialists Harrington Starr's top tips for companies looking to hire the best technology talent in the financial services and ...

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Toby Babb - 0203 00 22 850's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:40 AM

This is the first in a programme of video content that Harrington Starr are delighted to present giving the financial services and commodities technology community help in securing the best talent for their business. Feedback and future topics is very much welcomed.

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This is our first instalment of a series of videos we will be releasing. Some fantastic free advice! if you need more information on hiring technical staff within finance and commodities please feel free to give me a call - 0044 203 002 2850

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When Twitter Rogues Move Markets: A Timeline

When Twitter Rogues Move Markets: A Timeline | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
The hacking of the AP's Twitter account was not the first time a fake tweet moved markets
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Interesting article about the affect Twitter hackers have on the Stock Markets.

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Finextra: Google search volumes can predict markets - study

Finextra: Google search volumes can predict markets - study | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Analysing how often key finance-related words are searched for using Google could help predict stock market moves, a new academic paper suggests.
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Interesting article about Google data possibly being used to predict Financial markets.

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Finextra: AP Twitter hack sparks share sell off

Finextra: AP Twitter hack sparks share sell off | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
The Dow Jones briefly plummeted yesterday after hackers took control of the Associated Press's Twitter account and used it spread a bogus claim that the White House had been hit by a terrorist attack.
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Markets Insight: Wake up to the #Twitter effect on markets - FT.com

Markets Insight: Wake up to the #Twitter effect on markets - FT.com | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
How does crowd psychology affect financial returns? That is a question economists have been pondering ever since traders first huddled in physical trading pits, dealing floors or around computer screens.
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The five hottest tech pros in mobile banking

The five hottest tech pros in mobile banking | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Mobile banking is s fertile area of recruitment for financial technology jobs.
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Mobile is likely to be the biggest hiring area within IT in 2013, these are the top 5 predicted skills.  

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Barclays investment chief Rich Ricci stands down

Barclays investment chief Rich Ricci stands down | Financial Services Technology News and Insight, London. | Scoop.it
Right-hand man to disgraced former chief executive Bob Diamond to walk away with a year's salary
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