Waters Wrap: Where have all the (data) cowboys gone?

Industry veterans says there’s a dearth of market data management talent in the lower ranks. Following Max Bowie’s coverage, Anthony explores some other reasons for this brain drain.

If you’re like me, when you hear the word “cowboy,” you likely think of Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or Unforgiven; John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; or Gary Cooper in High Noon. In Wall Street parlance, these are the front-office traders and portfolio managers.

But a real cowboy is someone who herds and tends to cattle. The reality is not quite as sexy as Paul Newman and Robert Redford single-handedly taking on the entire Bolivian Army, but

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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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