Waters Wavelength Podcast: A tech unicorn's take on cloud and infra in the capital markets

Andy Volz, chief operating officer at capital markets fintech firm Clear Street, joins Tony on the podcast to talk about cloud and infrastructure woes in the capital markets.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.


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This week, Andy Volz, chief operating officer at Clear Street, joins Tony on the podcast. They discuss the challenges existing technology infrastructures pose to the capital markets, the growing necessity of the cloud, and some trends in the market.

9:00 – Andy joins Tony on the podcast and gives an overview of his career and what Clear Street does.
12:00 – They discuss the bottlenecks in capital markets tech infrastructure.
14:00 – Where does the broker community struggle to provide additional insights?
18:30 – The advantage of being “cloud-born.”
20:30 – The lack of innovation in technology and regulation are systemic threats to liquidity within public equity markets.
22:00 – Andy explains how legacy infrastructure adds cost to end users. 
24:30 – Is there something fundamentally changing the markets?
28:00 – They discuss using blockchain in equity clearing and the risk of vendor lock-in.
33:00 – Andy gives an insight into Clear Street’s next growth stages.


Contact Info: 

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Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

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Episode 245: Sustainability and the circular economy

Episode 246: Bill Murphy on innovation discovery

Episode 247: DTCC’s Peve on using tokenization to streamline private markets

Episode 248: A Merry Covid Christmas

Episode 249: MayStreet’s Kimmel on the NMS plan

Episode 250: Tradeweb’s Bruni on electronification of repo markets

Episode 251: Nasdaq’s Dague on exchange cloud strategy

Episode 252: Vendor lock-in and interoperability

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