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

Optimism Grows for European Consolidated Tape

Investors have been calling for a consolidated tape in Europe, which gives them aggregated data on trading volumes and prices throughout the region in one place, for more than a decade without success. However, there is now optimism that a useful ...

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Tokenization of Assets Could Reach $5 trillion by 2030

The potential for tokenization via blockchain is approaching an inflection point and could reach up to almost $5 trillion in value by 2030 according to a report from Citi GPS. The report, ‘Money, Tokens and Games: Blockchain’s Next Billion Users ...

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CFTC Looks at Additional Collateral Types for Margin

Margining practices, especially in times of high volatility, and non-default loss arrangements were highlighted as regulatory themes at a World Federation of Exchanges conference. In early 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to cause loc...

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Conditional Orders Set to Grow in APAC

Conditional orders have proliferated in the US and European markets but have been largely absent in APAC. A regional market structure shift is inevitable though as new entrants shift the liquidity landscape.  Conditional orders involve posting an...

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Clock Synchronization: A Matter of Timing

Majority of Buy Side Have Not Prepped for T+1

Two thirds of the buy side, and 40% of market participants, have not yet started planning for the reduced equities settlement cycle in North America in 2024, despite the Securities and Exchange Commission setting the final implementation date. Th...

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Eurex to Launch Bitcoin Index Futures

Eurex will launch Bitcoin index futures as CME Group's suite of cryptocurrency futures had their best trading day of the year on March 13. Deutsche Börse’s derivatives arm said in a statement that it is the first European exchange to offer Bitcoi...

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Biden Vetoes Anti-ESG Resolution for Retirement Plans

President Biden vetoed a House resolution that would have struck down a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that allows retirement plan fiduciaries to consider all financially relevant factors in investment decisions, including environmental, social...

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UBS CEO Details Strategy Following Credit Suisse Acquisition

Ralph Hamers, group chief executive of UBS, said the bank’s strategy will remain unchanged following its acquisition of Credit Suisse which will add scale to the global wealth and asset management franchise; add strategic global banking businesses...

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