Wavelength Podcast Episode 140: Web Data Extraction & Refinitiv Update

Octavio Marenzi joins to talk about the web data extraction market and Anthony and James delve into Refinitiv.

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.

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This week, Octavio Marenzi, co-founder and CEO of Opimas, joins the podcast to look at how capital markets firms are incorporating web-scrapping tools in their investment processes, and examines some of the key challenges they face. But before that, with the Blackstone-led consortium’s acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business closed, Anthony and James talk about what might be ahead for the newly renamed Refinitiv.
2:30-11 A look at Refinitiv.
11:30 In a recent report, Marenzi and his colleague Anna Griem looked at the web data extraction market. He explains why they thought this would be an interesting sector to examine.
13:00 What information are hedge funds, asset managers and others trying to find, and what types of tools are they using?
16:00 One major trend in the space is a move away from building internally and toward spending with third-party companies.
18:00 What are the common causes of these projects going awry?
24:00 Looking at the internet as the ultimate dataset and examining some of the legal implications—including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—that could hinder the market’s development.
28:00 Who are the vendors in the space?


Read the report:  http://www.opimas.com/research/355/detail/

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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 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

Episode 139: Broadridge on Emerging Tech in APAC

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