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From Exchange Invest 2407: 20th, July 2022: Wednesday

The UK Royal Air Force attracted some ridicule last week for having a drone squadron which actually has no drones.

Yet again the blob finds a topic where you couldn’t make it up and private sector fiction writers would be ridiculed if they attempted to. 216 squadron has 4 full time personnel and presumably a few aircraft kits they hold while making swooping moves through the air and going “dao dao dao dao dao dao” as is apparently the new decentralized pronunciation of the sound drone bombs make.

That said at least the UK’s absence of execution involves rather high tech failures as opposed to those crack German troops who turn up for NATO exercises armed with broomsticks in place of rifles. The Defence Minister during that farago is of course now President of the EU, Mrs Von Der Leyen.



Season 13: Episode 02, IPO-VID Livestream 074

Guest: Peter Reitz

Tuesday, July 26th: 1800 UK, 1900 CET, 1300 EST

“Building Sustainable Commodity Markets Worldwide -

How Can An Exchange Build Sustainable Markets?”

Previously a supervisory board member since 2007, Peter Reitz has been CEO of EEX and ECC since August 1st 2011.

Having graduated in mathematics, Peter started his career as a product manager with Deutsche Boerse AG in Frankfurt in 1991 and worked at Dow Jones Indexes in New York from 2000 to 2001 before joining EUREX where he was a member of the Management Board until December 2018.

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Season 13: Episode 01, IPO-VID Livestream 073

Guest: James Fok

Tuesday, July 19th: 1800 UK, 1900 CET, 1300 EST

“James Fok On Financial Cold War”

James Fok is a veteran financial and strategic advisor to corporations and governments who served as a senior executive at HKEX from 2012 until 2021, during a period of rapid internationalisation in China’s capital markets. While there, he played a major role in a number of landmark financial markets initiatives, including the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme (2014), Bond Connect (2017) and the Hong Kong market’s Listing Reforms (2018). Prior to HKEX, Fok worked as an investment banker in both Europe and Asia, specialising in the financial services sector.

Fok is author of the book Financial Cold War and has written and spoken extensively about market structure issues and the intersection between geopolitics and international finance.

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IPO-VID Episode 057 is now in podcast format where I was joined by Hassans International Law Firm, Financial Services Head, author, and Queen’s Counsel (QC), Nigel Feetham.

Listen to our exciting discussion with the “FinTech Renaissance Man.”

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The NSE nabs the BSE CEO

Binance are not trading stocks

…and the NYSE champions markets.

The Exchange Invest Weekly Podcast 153

Victory Or Death

20 years on from the first fintech bestseller “Capital Market Revolution!”… “Victory Or Death” is a must read book for anyone interested in the intersection of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and FinTech as part of the whole future of finance.

Available worldwide.

Podcasts This Week

Semiconductors: The Next Technological Arms Race

The Spectator

PLY: Very interesting “Chinese Whispers” podcast presented by Cindy Yu discussing China’s relative lack of semi conductor knowhow.

Episode 304: ICE’s Gordon Bennett & Brian Matt: Experts On The Leading Edge Of Sustainable Finance

Inside The ICE House

Macro Thoughts

Britain’s Sclerotic State

The Spectator

Of Interest

As always, a review of interesting reading to provoke thoughts and consideration… Not sure we agree with much of it….but it’s thought-provoking!

Eco-Extremism Has Brought Sri Lanka To Its Knees

Daily Telegraph

PLY: A magnificent insight from the perma-thoughtful Lord Ridley, explaining how (as ignored by the MSM) the collapse of Sri Lanka’s economy is in many ways a salutary tale of the haste to green endorsement being a road to national penury.

Kidnappings Double As Haiti Descends Into Lawless Hell

The Telegraph

PLY: The Haitian meltdown is horrific and yet barely mentioned in mainstream media.

Thomas Peterffy: Inflation Will Last ‘For Years’ And Bitcoin May Become ‘Worthless’


Once A Key Driver Of Global Venture Activity, Fintech Investment Slows Around The World


The Next Decade For Health Tech May Look A Lot Like The Last Decade For Fintech


Opinion | ESG Financiers Need To First Practise What They Preach On Climate Change

South China Morning Post

Reviled, Revered Russian Arms Dealer Back In Spotlight

The Sentinel-Record

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