Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 79: IBM's Major Moves & FCA Worries about Mifid II Readiness

IBM makes headway with blockchain and encryption services; the FCA's Stephen Hanks says firms need to make decisions about their ARMs and APA providers soon.

Waters Wavelength


This week, Anthony and James look at two major announcements coming out of IBM and then turn their attention, once again, to the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments (Mifid II) and how the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is concerned about industry preparedness as January draws near. They end things by giving their thoughts—sans sophistication—on the first episode of Game of Thrones’s seventh season.

1:00 The Waters Rankings winners have been announced

1:30 LSE partners with IBM on blockchain.

6:30 IBM debuts full encryption with z14 mainframe release.

9:30 A broader discussion of how IBM has been aggressively targeting the financial services sector in 2017.

13:00 FCA worried by lack of readiness for Mifid II reporting.

16:30 Questions remain around Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) rules.

18:30 A quick bar recommendation (hence, why all the cursing).

19:30 A recap of Sunday’s Game of Thrones season premiere (with apologies to Ed Sheeran).

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 via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian; Anthony.Malakian@incisivemedia.com

James: @JimRundle; James.Rundle@incisivemedia.com


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 69: AQR's CTO, Neal Pawar, on Engineers & Open Source

Episode 70: A Look at Liquidnet's Acquisition of OTAS

Episode 71: Social Data, Analytics and Trading

Episode 72: An Examination of the Muni Bond Market

Episode 73: The UK Election, Brexit & Fintechs; the Bloomberg Point-Port Integration

Episode 74: The RegTech Craze; Clearing Concerns 

Episode 75: An Update on the Julia Programming Language; AI & Alternative Data; Digital Currencies

Episode 76: Radziemski Talks Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation & Public Cloud Adoption

Episode 77: A Look at Mifid II Developments & the Use Cases for Behavioral Analytics

Episode 78: JavaScript Challenges & CFTC Revisits Reporting Regs

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