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.
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