Wavelength Podcast Ep. 189: Coronavirus & the Asset Management Landscape

Wei-Shen and Tony discuss challenges the asset management industry faces, in light of the coronavirus situation.

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.

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This week, Wei-Shen and Tony talk about BlackRock chairman Larry Fink’s recent letter to shareholders. They then look at which roles may be at risk following the coronavirus development, and how technology could play a part. Later, they chat about enhancements being made to the podcast, WatersTechnology, and themselves. 

3:00 – Wei-Shen and Tony talk about Larry Fink’s letter to shareholders and how he positions BlackRock will be adapting to the coronavirus situation. 
5:00 – Are ETFs technology? They delve specifically into fixed-income ETFs and what BlackRock will focus on following this situation. 
11:00 – What is the buy-side doing to catch up in their technology transformation, particularly in this new environment? 
13:00 – Are front-office roles at risk, and what about third-party vendors?  
21:00 – Wei-Shen and Tony talk about how we’ll be enhancing the podcast, and our coverage on WatersTechnology.
25:30 – Then, they talk about how we should use this time also to improve and better themselves. 
29:00 – Wei-Shen discusses some of the pitfalls of working out at home. 
35:00 – Then, Tony talks about how people need to figure out a work-life balance while working from home. 
37:40 – Wei-Shen decides to annoy Tony by suggesting he watch FRIENDS. 

Contact Info: 

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners.

Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 179: Deepfakes and the Capital Markets

Episode 180: FactSet's Sara Dillon

Episode 181: M&A News; Limitations of AI

Episode 182: Third-Party Resiliency & Regulatory Pressure

Episode 183: Transforming the Workforce

Episode 184: Broadridge’s Mark Schlesinger

Episode 185: Gamer Tech & Data Mining

Episode 186: NLP and Transformer Models

Episode 187: Digital Asset on Blockchain Issues

Episode 188: OpenFin’s Mazy Dar Talks Interoperability

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