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Next Generation Finance: Adapting the financial services industry to changes in technology, regulation and consumer behaviour by Robert Lempka, Paul D. Stallard

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Risk And Opportunity In The Digital Revolution

By Alan Boyce

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Alan Boyce is managing director of Axonn Media Ltd, the biggest specialist content marketing company in the UK. Alan is a keen observer of technology trends and online behaviour, a passion which helps him and Axonn Media deliver highly successful content-led online campaigns for their clients.

Introduction: From Black Monday to Flash Crash

On 19 October 1987 world financial markets crashed, with most major exchanges losing more than 20% of their value – and some shedding far more. The day quickly became known as Black Monday.

The blame was laid at the door of “programme trading”, in which computers executed trades at high speeds automatically on the basis ...

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