Wavelength Podcast Episode 139: Broadridge on Emerging Tech in APAC

Also: A look at IHS Markit pulling MarkitSERV off the market and Algomi pivoting to Alfa.

James Rundle, WatersTechnology's US editor, and Anthony Malakian, editor at large for WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

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

This week, Eric Bernstein, president of Broadridge’s asset management solutions business, joins the podcast to discuss some of the challenges that buy-side firms in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are facing, as they try an incorporate emerging technologies amid a fragmented regulatory environment. Before that, Anthony and James talk about two companies that are changing course. 
1:00 IHS Markit has decided to take MarkitSERV, its post-trade processing business, off the market. Anthony and James look at potential reasons for the decision.
10:15 Algomi is shifting its focus toward its Alfa platform. It’s been a series of ups-and-downs for the vendor, and Anthony and James examine what this next move can move
19:30 Eric joins the podcast. As buy-side shops try to incorporate new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, what have been some of the main challenges?
21:00 How have data needs changed?
22:30 Eric breaks down the fragmented regulatory environment in APAC.
28:30 He then looks at how firms in Asia are embracing the cloud and fintech sandboxes.
31:30 He then gives his views on blockchain, and what its development will look like going forward.
38:00 And then a look at AI.
40:45 The importance of having a single source of data.

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 Malakian, editor at large: @a_malakiananthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

James Rundle, US editor: @JimRundle; james.rundle@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 129: Interdealer Broker Troubles; Bitcoin ETFs

Episode 130: State Street Buys Charles River

 Episode 131: More Bitcoin ETFs & More State Street-Charles River

Episode 132: Thasos Group’s CEO Talks Alternative Data

Episode 133: IBM on Quantum Computing

Episode 134: All About ETFs

Episode 135: The Most Important Technologies of the Future

Episode 136: Blockchain Projects & Some Politics 

Episode 137: Bloomberg on Data Fragmentation

Episode 138: Nasdaq-Cinnober Tie-up & 10 Years After Lehman's Collapse

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