Shanny Basar

Senior writer

A Senior Writer at Markets Media who became a financial journalist in 2000 after working in banking for over a decade. As a journalist, Shanny has previously worked in New York close to a decade, which included covering the financial crisis in 2008, before venturing home to the UK. Shanny studied Mechanical Engineering as an undergraduate. Her passion for the arts led her to complete an Arts & Humanities degree, currently, Shanny is aiming for a Masters in Art History. When Shanny is not too busy studying, she writes plays with the goal of seeing one performed on stage. With a passion for travel, Shanny has been known to take a year off to travel round the world.

Latest From Shanny Basar

Lummis Said Bill Would Have Prevented FTX Collapse

Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) said the bipartisan bill she introduced this year would have prevented the collapse of crypto firm FTX, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Senator Lummis was interviewed at the Financial Times’ Cry...

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FTX Collapse Highlights Need for Institutional-Grade Custody

The collapse of crypto firm FTX will lead to the definition of institutional-grade custody for digital assets and best practices will move up the priority list. David Easthope, senior analyst who heads up fintech research on the market structur...

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Low Bond Yields Force Pensions’ Hand

US Pensions’ Ability to Consider ESG Welcomed

Lisa Woll, chief executive of US SIF, welcomed the final rule from the US Department of Labor that fiduciaries may consider environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in their investment decisions and when they exercise shareholder rights....

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CME’s Vicioso Says Regulated Market is Crypto Differentiator

Giovanni Vicioso, global head of cryptocurrency products at CME Group, said a differentiator for the firm is that it is a regulated marketplace offering regulated products that brings transparency and price discovery, so clients can efficiently tr...

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CFTC Has Feet on the Ground at LedgerX

Kristin Johnson, commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said the regulator has its “feet on the ground” at LedgerX, the US derivatives business owned by FTX, but which is not included in the crypto firm’s bankruptcy filing. In ...

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FTX Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Crypto exchange FTX has filed for Chapter 11: Sam Bankman-Fried, the former chief executive, said:

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Nasdaq Moves First Market to Cloud

Nasdaq has completed the move of its first market to the cloud as part of its multi-year partnership with Amazon’s cloud business, AWS, to migrate all of its North American markets. In November last year Nasdaq announced a partnership with AWS to...

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Easy Money Tamps Down Volatility

Volatility Leads to ‘Golden Age’ of Electronic Equity Trading 

Eric Stockland, head of quantitative strategy at BMO Capital Markets, said electronic equity trading is in a “golden age” as venues compete for institutional business on performance, rather than fees.  Stockland told Markets Media that BMO Capita...

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