Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, and James Rundle, news editor of Waters, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.
Bryan Harkins, head of US equities and global FX at the CBOE, joins the podcast to discuss how the merger with Bats Global Markets is going, some of the projects underway at the exchange, and how people can join the Wall Street Rides FAR bike tour, which will raise money for autism research. Then, James and Anthony discuss the recently announced hack at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the European Commission’s call to give the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) greater powers, and James’ love of sci-fi.
2:00 Just over six months since the acquisition of Bats by CBOE, Bryan talks about how the integration is going.
4:00 A look at how the exchange is attempting to launch a bitcoin futures contract.
6:00 CBOE has introduced anonymous FX deliverable forwards trading.
8:30 Following the acquisition, what’s the strategic plan for Bats and CBOE moving forward? Are they going to remain a pure markets business, or is there interest in expanding to other areas, like listings?
11:00 Big data and analytics—where’s the investment heading?
15:30 Bryan talks about why he and his wife started Wall Street Rides FAR.
19:45 Information about how people can join the ride.
24:00 Anthony ties the hack to the CFTC’s proposed “source code” provision in Reg AT.
25:45 What this could mean for the SEC going forward.
29:00 Why does the regulatory body need more money?
30:30 The EC also had some bizarre thoughts on fintechs and ESG.
32:45 What’s the timeline for this proposal?
35:15 Finally, James is a sci-fi nerd.
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