Waters Wrap: Some random thoughts about Big Tech disruption and M&A in Q4

Anthony looks at what he thinks will be the biggest topics during the last quarter of 2021.

It’s already Wednesday and this column is supposed to go live on Mondays. I apologize for that. I’ve been working on a project that you’ll see on Friday, but that’s just an explanation, not an excuse. Let’s get to it.

Big Tech and the capital markets

Last week, Josephine Gallagher—our incredibly talented and well-connected senior reporter—wrote an opinion piece that centered around the idea that Microsoft could prove to be the greatest challenger to Bloomberg’s reign when it comes to terminals

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Firms step up non-compete use to protect tech, data IP

US states are increasingly banning or limiting the use of non-compete contracts, but financial firms are using them more frequently to safeguard proprietary tech and data assets—including the knowledge of the individuals who work on them.

Waters Wrap: Examining ASX’s CHESS do-over

The Australian exchange was the first exchange to be all-in on DLT—and the project failed. Anthony speaks with ASX’s Tim Whiteley to discuss the lessons learned and why he thinks the second attempt will succeed.

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