Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 70: A Look at Liquidnet's Acquisition of OTAS

Adam Sussman joins Anthony Malakian to talk about Liquidnet's acquisition of OTAS, machine learning and AI, and what the buy side wants from analytics platforms.

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Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, records a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

 

Earlier this week it was announced that Liquidnet had acquired OTAS Technologies, a vendor that had made its name in the analytics and artificial intelligence fields. To discuss what the deal means for users, as well as some of the broader trends in the market, Adam Sussman, head of market structure for Liquidnet, joins Anthony on the podcast.

(0:00-2:40) Some information about the Waters Rankings and next week’s North American Financial Information Summit.

(2:40) Adam joins via phone.

(3:30) Adam talks about how this deal will bring together Liquidnet’s Virtual High Touch trading platform with OTAS’s analytics platforms.

(4:35) How the pairing will improve decision-support capabilities for traders.

(5:35) How will it help buy-side firms to better monitor performance and algo usage?

(7:45) Why did Liquidnet go with OTAS over other analytics providers?

(9:05) For OTAS users, will they have full access to the tools they were previously using with the vendor? And what will integration look like?

(12:15) More generally, what does the buy side want when it comes to analytics platforms and alternative data today compared to previously?

(14:55) How is artificial intelligence and machine learning playing into what you can deliver to traders?


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Links to articles discussed:

Waters Rankings Voting Now Open

Liquidnet Buys OTAS
 

Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or Dan via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian; [email protected]

Dan: @dandefrancesco; [email protected] 

 

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 60: Bill Murphy, Blackstone CTO

Episode 61: Automating Processes

Episode 62: Shadow IT, CFTC's Giancarlo at FIA Boca

Episode 63: Acquisition Analysis, Rise of Data Spend

Episode 64: Open Source, Cyber, AI - A NATAS Recap

Episode 65: Public Cloud Providers Battle for Dominance, The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Episode 66: Technologists & Film Portrayals

Episode 67: A Farewell to Dan

Episode 68: An Inside Look at IBM Watson

Episode 69: AQR's CTO, Neal Pawar, on Engineers & Open Source

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