Wavelength Podcast Episode 155: Martin Boyd of FIS; A Look at the CAT

First, some pointed comments about the Consolidated Audit Trail and then Martin Boyd discusses the fintech market.

James Rundle, WatersTechnology’s editor, and Anthony Malakian, editor at large, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

Martin Boyd, global head of FIS’s institutional and wholesale business unit, which represents the legacy SunGard suite of services, joins to discuss everything from fintechs to regulation to machine learning to cloud. Before that, though, Anthony and James provide their takeaway after writing extensively about the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT).
2:15-18:00 Anthony and James look at the train wreck that is the Consolidated Audit Trail. 

CAT’s Tale: How Thesys, the SROs and the SEC Mishandled the Consolidated Audit Trail

CAT's Future Still Cloudy as NMS Committee Declines to Name New Processor

Martin Boyd
21:00 Martin Boyd joins the podcast and first looks at the state of the fintech community.
25:30 How does FIS try to interact with that fintech community?
29:30 Where are there still opportunities for fintechs to make an impact?
32:00 A look at how artificial intelligence comes into play. 
34:30 How does the regulatory environment drive tech spend?
39:30 Cloud is becoming much more important.
42:00 Where will innovation come from in the next few years?

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 Malakian, editor at large: @a_malakiananthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

James Rundle, US editor: @JimRundle; james.rundle@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 145: CSDs Consider Crypto; Bank Robberies & AI; DTCC's Blockchain 

Episode 146: Waters USA Preview; Brexit Drama

Episode 147: Crypto Insurance; Waters USA Recap

Episode 148: A Look at APAC Trends for 2019

Episode 149: The Biggest Stories from 2018

Episode 150: Bill Murphy of Blackstone Group

Episode 151: Examining the MEMX Announcement

Episode 152: Initial Margin Tech & Investment Theory

Episode 153: Nasdaq's Lars Ottersgård

Episode 154: Bryan Cross, UBS Asset Management

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