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Z/Yen has led several industry initiatives from the 1996 launch of Taskforce 2000, the industry response to the millennium bug, to ongoing investment banking global operations costs benchmarks (European securities, US securities, global derivatives processing, global foreign exchange & money markets, operational performance, and clearance & settlement).  Working with the Universities Superannuation Scheme and Gresham College Z/Yen created the Farsight Award for long-term investment research.  Z/Yen created and supports the $15M London Accord, the world’s leading ‘open source’ research cooperative into climate change economics.  Z/Yen leads the Long Finance Initiative to answer the question “when would we know our financial system is working?”.  Z/Yen created and runs the Global Financial Centres Index and is incorporated into Long Finance’s Financial Centre Futures work. 

 

Sample Z/Yen Financial Services Studies and Research

Dates

Anti-Money Laundering Requirements: Costs, Benefits and Perceptions – City of London Corporation & Institute of Chartered Accountants In England & Wales

2005

Backing Market Forces: How to Make Voluntary Standards Markets Work for Financial Services Regulation – BSI and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

2013

Best Execution Compliance Automation – research into trade anomaly detection for Sun Microsystems, London Stock Exchange and five brokers – HSBC, Lehman, Nomura, Killik and UBS

2005 to 2007

Betting on the Future Online Gambling Goes Mainstream Financial – Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation

2004

Capacity, Trade and Credit: Emerging Architectures for Commerce and Money – City of London Corporation, Economic & Social Research Council, Recipco

2011

Central Counter Party Consolidation Impact Analysis – London Clearing House

2003

Confidence Accounting: A Proposal – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

2012

Cost per Trade Benchmarking – European Securities – consortia

2000 to present

Cost per Trade Benchmarking – Global FX and Money Markets – consortia

2001 to present

Cost per Trade Benchmarking – Global OTC Derivatives – consortia

2000 to present

Cost per Trade Benchmarking – USA Securities – consortia

2003 to present

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: The Future of Pensions – Alpheus, European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies

2010

Don’t Stop Believing: The State and Future of UK Occupational Pensions - European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies

2011

Effects of Moving to Anonymous Counterparty Trading & Reinsurance Costs – London Stock Exchange

1998

Exchange Invest Conference Monaco – co-organisers

2007

Fairbanking Ratings - Fairbanking Foundation

2010 to present

Financial Centre Assessment and Strategy Studies – governments of Seoul, Dublin, Moscow, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man; Copenhagen Finance IT Region; Toronto Financial Services Association; International Financial Centre Montreal

2007 to present

Finance and Forestry, Finance and Water, Finance and Biodiversity & Managed Ecosystem Services – Where’s the Data? – Natural Environment Research Council, Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network

2010 to 2011

Financing the Transition: Sustainable Infrastructure in Cities – WWF

2015

Gambling Commission – algorithmic trading & liquidity investigation

2008

Global Financial Centres Index – City of London Corporation

2006 to 2010

Global Financial Centres Index – Qatar Financial Centre Authority

2010 to present

Great Governance Debate: Towards A Good Governance Index for Listed Companies – Institute of Directors with Cass Business School

2015

In Safe Hands? The Future of Financial Services – Qatar Financial Centre Authority and SAMI

2011

In Search Of The Eternal Coin: A Long Finance View Of History

2010

Institutional Investment And Trading In UK Smaller Quoted

Companies – Quoted Companies Alliance

2002

InvestBX - Evaluation of Competitive Stock Exchange Systems – Advantage West Midlands Regional Development Agency

2004

London Accord – economic research into climate change investment opportunities – City of London Corporation, 15 investment banks, 15 other financial institutions, 10 other parties – now over 350 reports, approximately 40 reports managed directly by Z/Yen

2005 to present

Keep Your Lid On: A Financial Analyst’s View of the Cost and Valuation of DB Pension Provision - European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies

2013

Long Finance – numerous reports into financial services reforms – accounting, nature of money, pensions, mortgages

2007 to present

Long Finance – SWIFT SIBOS Innotribe project

2010

Operational Performance of Brokers – Asian Securities - consortia

2004 to present

Operational Performance of Brokers – European Securities – consortia

2002 to present

Operational Performance of Brokers – Global FX and Money Markets - consortia

2004 to present

Operational Performance of Brokers – Global OTC Derivatives - consortia

2004 to present

Operational Performance of Brokers – USA Securities - consortia

2003 to present

Operations Best Practice – Brokerage Costs - consortium

2005

Operations Best Practice – Corporate Actions - consortia

2003 to present

Operations Best Practice – Settlement and Custody Fees - consortia

2001 to present

OTC Derivatives Processing Costs – Deutsche Bank & 15 other investment banks

1999

Promoting UK Cyber Prosperity: Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe Reinsurance – APM Group

2015

Product Control Survey – product control functions for ABN Amro & eight other investment banks

2003

Success of the Fittest: A Swift Survey of Shifts in Asset Management – Qatar Financial Centre Authority

2012

Strategy Canvas – survey of strategic factors for Deutsche Bank & eight other investment banks

2004

The Competitive Position of London as a Global Financial Centre – City of London Corporation

2005

The Financial Laboratory – research into risk visualisation - consortium of Barclays, Royal Sun Alliance, London Stock Exchange, City University & others

1995-1997

The Road To Long Finance: A Systems View Of The Credit Scrunch – Long Finance & various parties – numerous publications

2007 to present

Time To Stop Betting The House: Mortgages, Resilience and The Long Finance – Alpheus

2010

Trade Publication Study on Transparency, Liquidity and the Delayed Publication Rules – London Stock Exchange

2003

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