Wavelength Podcast Ep. 178: MEMX’s CEO & COO

Jonathan Kellner and Tom Fay join to discuss the Members Exchange.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

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

This week, Jonathan Kellner, chief executive officer, and Tom Fay, chief operating officer at the Members Exchange (MEMX), join Tony on the podcast. They talk about why there's a need for a new exchange in the US, the work that has gone into getting it off the ground, and what else needs to be in place before launching. 

1:30 – Wei-Shen and Tony briefly highlight some of the stories new to the website this week, including a deep-dive into API security and how the likes of UBS and BlackRock are looking to break into the Chinese market.

4:30 – Jonathan and Tom join the podcast and talk about what MEMX is all about. 
9:00 – Then, Jonathan explains how MEMX fits into the already-fragmented exchange marketplace in the US. 
14:00 – Tom explains what has been done and what else needs to happen before MEMX can go live. 
21:30 – How is MEMX unique from a technological standpoint, and which aspects will be built internally or outsourced?
31:00 – Jonathan explains how culture will drive the exchange’s success.
37:00 – Then, he talks about his brief dalliance with Coinbase, and what he thinks of cryptocurrency and digital assets.
38:30 – They wrap things up by talking about the pressures that the buy-side and sell-side want answers for in 2020.


Contact Info: 

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Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  [email protected]

Anthony Malakian: + 646 490 3973; [email protected]

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