When will politicians realise that the last thing that the electorate wants is more politics? In addition to campaigning for Scottish independence, British exit from the European Union, local and council elections throughout the UK, we now have a general election planned for June 8.
Which means we face six weeks of non-stop onslaught upon our voting senses, and wave after tedious wave of political debate, argument, counter-argument, claim, counter-claim and of course endless monstrous lies.
I think I might need to get out more. Watching a teaser trailer of the planned new Star Trek series, Discovery, I found myself looking at the starship and thinking: that looks more like a Klingon Bird of Prey.
Oh dear, perhaps I've crossed the thin dividing line that separates fans of Star Trek from the Trekkie obsessives. One of whom we encountered first hand in our early days in London, wandering around the Forbidden Planet store with a large model of the Enterprise dangling from her neck...
I was offered this Deep Purple interview by a PR company this morning, and thought, what the heck, it makes for a welcome break from tedious financial matters, even if I never liked heavy metal in any shape or form. Enjoy, or not...
Nasdaq Inc has announced a new agreement with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) to upgrade the technological infrastructure of Hong Kong's main derivatives market, including trading, clearing and real-time risk management technologies.
If you haven't already sampled The Repair Shop on BBC2, just after Eggheads, in which a co-operative of experts do their best to restore damaged antiques and other precious items, I'd recommend giving it a go.
It is gentle, absorbing, oddly informative and somehow very very British.
Axioma, a provider of enterprise market risk and portfolio analytics solutions, announced today that Christopher Woida has joined the company as managing director, index solutions, responsible for strategy, development and sales in Axioma’s rapidly growing indexing initiative.
Torstone Technology, a provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing, says that MainFirst, the independent Germany-headquartered European financial services firm, has completed the migration to Torstone’s middle and back office platform, Inferno.
BNP Paribas Securities Services has been appointed by ACTIAM, a Dutch asset management firm, as its service provider for middle and back office asset management operations, fund and investment accounting and reporting services. ACTIAM has €56bn in assets under management and focuses on responsible investing.
Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg has been mandated by BlueOrchard Finance Ltdto provide a broad range of fund services for its recently launched JAPAN ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (JAWEF), a Luxembourg specialised investment fund.