Just a quick note to give you a few updates:
Consob, the Italian regulators have extended their short selling ban on banks and insurers until 24 February.
I'm appearing on the N@ked Shorts Club (Resonance FM online and 014.4FM in London) on Monday 16th January. Hosted by the good Dr Stu, his guests Monday include Dr Chris Jones - CIO, Key Asset Management; Daniel Page, MD, Cornerman; Matthew Robers, Towers Watson; Margie Lindsay, Editor, Hedge Funds Review; Joe Seet, Senior Partner Sigma; the highly technical Leroy Couverman and Poet in Residence, Royal Academy of Arts, Pele Cox.
IMN - Beneficial Owners Securities Lending conference 29 - 31 January in Phoenix. Click here for more info.
PASLA/RMA 9th Annual conference 6 - 8 March in Taipei. Click here for the brochure.
The latest version of our Trading Apps portfolio evaluation tool is now live. I'm really excited by this and it is being launched at the right time of the year. Let me know if you'd like to hear more about it.
The poll on regulations is closed now. Next week I will write more about pending regulations and securities finance.
Have a groovy weekend.
P.S. My birthday today - dominated by Krispy Kremes. Gym tomorrow.