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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