Monthly Archives: December 2012

Getting Lost in Translation: Central Reporting Gone Adrift

Over the course of this year, I have often wondered if the G20 leaders who met in Pittsburgh in 2009, discussed the state of the global OTC derivatives market and proposed sweeping reforms truly understood the scope and complexity of this undertaking. In their quest to make the world of…

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Market Integrity Rules Take Over Down Under

Later last year, Australian brokers opened a surprise early Christmas gift: an invoice for a new financial levy to recover the costs of moving market supervision from the Australian Stock Exchange to the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC). This year, they have unwrapped yet another gift from ASIC: new market…

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CollegeHill Asia Paves the Way for WFE Meeting Success in Taipei

Balmoral Advisory’s public relations partner, College Hill, has continued to support the international media relations of the global exchange industry. In October, its Hong Kong-based team worked closely with industry body World Federation of Exchanges to support the 52nd General Assembly and Annual Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan. With 2012 being…

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About The Author

Donna Bales
is a product development professional with a proven track record of managing complex capital market industry initiatives during times of significant market change and market structure reform. Donna is the founder and managing director of Balmoral Advisory, a boutique advisory firm that works with exchanges, regulators, technology firms, market participants and market data vendors to identify and evaluate business opportunities, understand and respond to changing industry/market dynamics and develop and implement strategies and solutions that make sense now and in the future. In addition she acts as a strategic advisor to an international consultancy firm, CollegeHill Asia and sits on the Board of 3Q Innovation, a non-profit that focuses on retraining and replacement of older workers after protracted unemployment. Originally from Canada, Donna holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.