Waters Wavelength Podcast: BMO on market structure

This week, Joe Wald from BMO joins the podcast to discuss the SEC’s market structure proposals.

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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Tony speaks with Joe Wald, managing director and head of electronic trading at BMO Capital Markets. But before that, Tony and Shen discuss their story about BlackRock’s mysterious “new” fixed-income tool, Aladdin Trader. Shen also talks about her recent trip to London. Skip ahead to 18:00 for the interview with Joe.

18:00 – Joe joins the podcast and walks us through his role at BMO

21:00 – They dive into the SEC’s market structure proposals, and the macro trend of systematic trading

27:00 – Joe summarizes the changes to market structure in the US since Reg NMS

30:00 – Joe discusses what he believes to be the most controversial piece of the proposals

34:30 – Playing devil’s advocate for the changes the SEC is proposing

36:30 – How should firms work with third-party providers to prepare for these changes?

40:00 – How the 2024 US presidential elections may affect these proposals


Contact Info: 

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners.

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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