Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 4: Flash Crash, MiFID II, Blockchain on the Buy Side, DMMs

Dan and Anthony touch on eight different stories that broke this week in the fintech world.

The Waters Wavelength is a weekly podcast featuring Sell-Side Technology deputy editor Dan DeFrancesco and WatersTechnology US editor Anthony Malakian.

Dan and Anthony switch things up by allotting themselves two-minute rounds for eight different topics. It wasn't exactly smooth as Anthony was a bit off-kilter. But Dan at least succinctly drops some knowledge and opinion.

They discuss deconstructing the Flash Crash (1:50), acquisitions in the designated market maker business (4:40), the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (6:50), Markit's purchase of JPMorgan's system integration software (8:57), a panel on data management between finance and risk teams (11:57), the confirmation of the MiFID II delay (15:38), buy-side firms involvement in blockchain (20:50) and the best way to submit an entry for the Sell-Side Technology Awards (23:10). Finally, the guys wrap things up discussing how wrong they were about Super Bowl 50 (25:04).

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Links to articles discussed:

Topic One:

(Still) Deconstructing the Flash Crash

Topic Two:

Citadel Securities Becomes NYSE's Largest DMM, Acquires KCG's Business

GTS Acquires Barclays Designated Market Maker Trading Business at NYSE

GTS CEO Talks Acquisition of Barclays' DMM Business

Topic Three:

Chicago Stock Exchange Bought by Investor Group Led by China's Casin Group

National Stock Exchange Officials Discuss Exchange's Relaunch, Plans to Attract Investors

Topic Four:

Markit Buys JPMorgan Integration Software for Syndicated Loans (BST Version)

Topic Five:

Panelists: Finance, Risk Need to be Brought Together to Improve Data Management Processes (SST Version)

Topic Six:

European Commission Confirms One Year MiFID II Delay (BST Version)

Topic Seven:

Major UK Fund Managers Team on Blockchain

Topic Eight:

Sell-Side Technology Awards 



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 Dan via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian; [email protected]

Dan: @dandefrancesco; [email protected]



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Past episodes:

Episode 1: Bloomberg Terminals, Work Force Issues

Episode 2: Blockchain, StatPro-Investor Analytics Merger 

Episode 3: Dark Pools, SEC, Enterprise Risk

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