Wavelength Podcast Episode 156: Gil Mandelzis, Capitolis

Mandelzis, formerly of Traiana and EBS BrokerTec, joins the podcast to discuss the fintech startup world and trends in the market.

James Rundle, WatersTechnology’s editor, and Anthony Malakian, editor at large, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

Gil Mandelzis joins the podcast this week. Gil founded Traiana back in 2000, and eventually became CEO of EBS BrokerTec. In 2017, he co-founded another startup named Capitolis. He talks about the differences in the startup world today versus two decades ago and looks at some of the challenges facing the foreign exchange (FX) market. But before that, some news.

In the News:

1:00 The Members Exchange (MEMX) names Jonathan Kellner as its inaugural CEO. What might this mean for the startup?

3:15 State Street Corp. names Lou Maiuri as COO. What does this say about State Street’s acquisition of Charles River Development?

Gil Mandelzis

6:15 Gil joins the podcast and talks about his career.

11:00 Gil explains why he decided to create another company, and he looks at some of the differences in starting a company in 2000 versus today.

25:15 How did the idea behind Capitolis come about, and what market is it looking to serve?

43:30 A look at some of the biggest trends in the FX world.

50:00 How might artificial intelligence, crypto and blockchain technologies change the capital markets?


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 James via Twitter or email.

Anthony Malakian, editor at large: @a_malakian[email protected]

James Rundle, US editor: @JimRundle; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 146: Waters USA Preview; Brexit Drama

Episode 147: Crypto Insurance; Waters USA Recap

Episode 148: A Look at APAC Trends for 2019

Episode 149: The Biggest Stories from 2018

Episode 150: Bill Murphy of Blackstone Group

Episode 151: Examining the MEMX Announcement

Episode 152: Initial Margin Tech & Investment Theory

Episode 153: Nasdaq's Lars Ottersgård

Episode 154: Bryan Cross, UBS Asset Management

Episode 155: Martin Boyd of FIS; A Look at the CAT

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