Accenture acquires Schlumberger Business Consulting

20 August 2015

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC), the management consulting unit of Schlumberger, a global leader in oilfield services. The acquisition will expand the capabilities of Accenture Strategy in helping the world’s major exploration and production companies achieve greater competitiveness and growth. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and completion of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Continue reading…

FCA statement regarding Quindell Plc

18 August 2015

In the light of the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) decision to launch an investigation into the business and accounting practices at Quindell Plc, and following consultation with the SFO, the Financial Conduct Authority has decided to discontinue its own investigation with immediate effect.


UAE : One year to regularize their positions

15 August 2015

The Cabinet issued a resolution granting the insurance companies operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)  in the combined business of insurance of persons and fund accumulation operations along with property and liability insurance a period of one year starting from 28 August 2015 to regularize their positions in accordance with the provisions of Article No. 25 of the Federal Law No. (6) of 2007 concerning the Establishment of the Insurance Authority and Regulation of Insurance Business.

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How can a financial extranet grow your business ?

14 August 2015

Willem Lambrechts

To be truly competitive in the global capital markets, companies need to have high-speed, latency-sensitive connections to ensure fast and reliable trading.Instead of setting up your own private networks with customers, you can use a financial extranet: a well-connected network of thousands of capital market participants such as buy-side firms, sell-side firms, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, independent software vendors and market data providers.


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Britse rechter

Judgment Catalyst Investment Group

11 August 2015

The Upper Tribunal has released its judgment in relation to Timothy Roberts and Andrew Wilkins of Catalyst Investment Group Limited (“Catalyst”). The Tribunal decided to impose a fine of £450,000 and to prohibit Mr Roberts from performing any role in regulated financial services. The Tribunal also decided to fine Mr Wilkins £50,000. It referred back to the FCA a decision on whether to impose a prohibition on Mr Wilkins. It remains open to the parties to appeal the Tribunal’s judgment.

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