Wavelength Podcast Episode 119: SS&C's Acquisition Plans; Data Privacy Concerns; May 2018 Features

After its eleventh-hour bid deal for Fidessa fell through, SS&C is back on the hunt for an acquisition (or acquisitions). Anthony and James speculate on what that could mean for the industry.

On the podcast, Anthony and James examine the M&A space, specifically as it pertains to acquisition-hungry SS&C and its aborted bid for Fidessa. They also hit on all the features that have gone live in the last week and then have a discussion about data privacy and how much people are willing to give away.


To hear the full interview, listen in the player above, or you can download it.

0:00-4:30 Housekeeping notes and how to apply for this year’s Waters Rankings.

4:30 SS&C chief executive Bill Stone says the tech giant is still interested in making deals even after it declined to bid for Fidessa. But first, what’s going on with the Fidessa-Temenos-Ion saga now?

9:00 SS&C has cash to spend—will it spend it, should an attractive target present itself?

12:30 What can DST expect from being part of the SS&C family?

14:15 Some reckless speculation as to which company SS&C might look to gobble up next.

20:45 A look at the features that have gone live in the past week. (See below for links.)

30:00 A discussion about data (and DNA) privacy in an era where people don’t care about privacy.

May Features

May Cover Story: Charles Walters, Halcyon Capital Management

Wary Brokers Sound Alarm on Mifid II's RTS 28

Bond Trading Takes Steps to Resolve Voice and Screen Conflict

India’s Data Takeaway Leaves Index Derivatives in a Pickle

Market Cops Turn to Crime-Fighting Robots

The Philosopher’s Drone: AI on a Social-Sciences Foundation

Mind the Governance Gap: Data Key to SEC Modernization Compliance

Upcoming Events

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Toronto Financial Information Summit (Toronto)

Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit (Tokyo)

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_malakiananthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

James: @JimRundle; james.rundle@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 109: An Overview of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s Meeting

Episode 110: An Examination of the Temenos-Fidessa Deal

Episode 111: The Challenges Facing Utilities

Episode 112: A Look at How Fintechs are Being Disruptive

Episode 113: IBM's Lund on Blockchain's Evolution

Episode 114: A Recap of FIA Boca - Blockchain, Crypto, AI, Brexit

Episode 115: The CME Buys NEX Group

Episode 116: The Perils of Bitcoin; SS&C and Ion Move in on Fidessa

Episode 117: Machine Learning, Chatbots & Fintechs

Episode 118: CAT ‘State of the Union’, RTS 27 & 28 Concerns

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