Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 107: An Examination of the Thomson Reuters-Blackstone Deal

Anthony, James and Max Bowie dig into the Thomson Reuters-Blackstone announcement and try and figure out the winners and losers, industry-wide.

Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, and James Rundle, news editor of Waters, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

Inside Data Management editor Max Bowie—who has been covering the data space for 15 years—joins the podcast to give his insights as to what the Thomson-Blackstone tie-up could mean for the industry going forward. Then, they naturally talk about the best breweries and beer bars in Brooklyn and Queens.

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

The Thomson Reuters-Blackstone Affair

2:00 To start, a quick update as to the specifics of the deal.

3:45 Amid the uncertainty that this acquisition brings, Max Bowie gives his initial impressions as to what some of the main questions will be going forward.

7:00 Then some speculation as to whether some of the pieces of Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business unit will get sold off, or built upon.

8:30 Some examples of big acquisitions that went sour and some examples as to big acquisitions that worked out.

11:45 What happens to the companies that Thomson Reuters is invested in, such as Tradeweb and some fintechs.

13:15 Should companies like FactSet, Standard & Poor’s, Morningstar, Activ Financial and SIX Group, among others, be excited or concerned by this deal?

19:45 For companies orbiting around the Eikon terminal with plug-in services (think: Symphony) should they be concerned?

22:45 Anthony, James and Max turn their attention to beer and, specifically, the best new breweries and bars in Queens and Brooklyn.

 

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_malakian[email protected]

James: @JimRundle; [email protected]

Max: [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 97: C-Level Execs Talk Bitcoin, Fintechs, Cognitive Computing & Open-Source Tech 

Episode 98: A Focus on Asia, Rolet Out at LSEG, Nasdaq's Bitcoin Futures

Episode 99: Fintech and Innovation, a Discussion

Episode 100: Bitcoin Futures...Again

Episode 101: The Top 10 Stories of 2017

Episode 102: The Best of Longform Journalism in 2017

Episode 103: Mifid II is Now Law; How to Apply for the Women in Data & Tech Awards

Episode 104: Regulators Struggle with AI; SS&C Snaps up DST Systems

Episode 105: Blackstone's Bill Murphy, Part 3

Episode 106: Blockchain on the Buy Side; the Importance of Coding

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