Symphony wants to be Wall Street’s phone book—but smarter

As Symphony strays further from its original purpose of being a chat platform, WatersTechnology sat down with Brad Levy at this year’s Innovate conference to discuss his vision for the firm.

At Symphony Innovate 2022, held last week in Manhattan, the annual event highlighted a further removal from the firm’s past lofty intentions, ideated by former CEO and founder David Gurle, to serve as the industry’s messaging platform of choice.

Now little more than a year after Brad Levy took the helm, the former IHS Markit exec says messaging is only a small piece of the puzzle Symphony wants to solve.

“Ultimately, the whole story for us is about data. The thing we’re most unique at is

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