Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 98: A Focus on Asia, Rolet Out at LSEG, Nasdaq's Bitcoin Futures

Wei-Shen Wong joins the podcast to discuss some of the major trends affecting the APAC marketplace. They also examine Xavier Rolet's leave and Nasdaq's bitcoin futures play.

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.

On the podcast, Wei-Shen Wong joins Anthony and James. Wei-Shen, who is based in Hong Kong, covers Asia for Waters and Inside Data Management. The trio discuss some of the biggest topics affecting APAC, including cryptocurrencies, Mifid II, foreign expansion and disaster recovery. They also look at two of the bigger news events from the week: Xavier Rolet stepping down at the London Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq’s plan to enter the bitcoin futures market.

3:00 Xavier Rolet out in LSEG shake-up.
6:45 Nasdaq plans bitcoin futures for 2018 that will track 50-plus reference prices.
9:00 Wei-Shen breaks down how various APAC countries are getting into the cryptocurrency game.
17:00 She then gives her insights on how firms in the region are preparing for Mifid II.
23:00 Next she examines some of the challenges that exist for non-APAC firms looking to set up shop in Asia.
24:30 Wei-Shen is also working on a story looking at disaster recovery in APAC and how it compares to the US and Europe.
28:45 Finally, the three reporters discuss the TV series that they’re currently watching. After months of effort, Anthony finally breaks James.

Also, check out Aggelos Andreou's profile of Esma's Steven Maijoor, it's outstanding.


Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or James via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian[email protected]

James: @JimRundle; [email protected]

Wei-Shen: @weishenwong; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 88: CBOE's Bryan Harkins, SEC Hack, Esma Proposal

Episode 89: JPMorgan's Oliver Harris on Fintechs; T2S Developments

Episode 90: CCOs Talk About AI, Cyber Threats & Real-Time Monitoring

Episode 91: Sibos Preview; M&A Activity; Blockchain's Evolution

Episode 92: The Best of Sibos Toronto

Episode 93: Recaps of Sibos Toronto, Risk USA & Sifma DC

Episode 94: The CME's Bitcoin Play & FSB Worries About AI

Episode 95: Bitcoin/Blockchain News, BNP's Acquisition, Post-Trade Tech

Episode 96: CAT Concerns & Big Tech Takes Aim at Asset Managers

Episode 97: C-Level Execs Talk Bitcoin, Fintechs, Cognitive Computing & Open-Source Tech 

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