Wavelength Podcast Ep. 199: Working Through Covid-19

Marshall Saffer, vice president and head of Americas sales at Hazeltree, discusses how Covid-19 has affected the treasury management space.

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 Marshall Saffer, vice president and head of Americas sales at Hazeltree, joins Tony on the podcast to talk about software development issues that have arisen since the start of coronavirus and controversies around Microsoft Excel.

2:30 – Wei-Shen and Tony discuss his recent article on the Stevens Institute of Technology, which is creating an artificial exchange aimed initially at the HFT crowd.

9:30 – Marshall talks about his role at Hazeltree, which includes building out the sales organization around treasury management for buy-side firms. He then discusses some of the challenges of working remotely. 

18:00 – Looking at software development from a sales perspective, Marshall says that Covid-19 has been the reason many projects were put on hold or delayed. 

22:30 – Then, they discuss working with Excel, both on a personal and company-wide level. Despite new tools being deployed frequently, the industry still relies on Excel. 

28:30 – Marshall explains how hedge funds should shine during volatility. 

31:00 – Hazeltree acquired ENSO Analytics from CME Group back in 2019. Marshall talks about how the integration has been going since October.


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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 189: Coronavirus & the Asset Management Landscape

Episode 190: Itiviti’s Gefen on Covid Lessons & SSEOMS Migration

Episode 191: Vendor Due Diligence During the Pandemic

Episode 192: Security and BCP Challenges in a Pandemic

Episode 193: Refinitiv's John Walsh on Alt Data

Episode 194: ITRS Group’s Warren on Capacity Planning

Episode 195: The Challenges of Returning to the Office

Episode 196: Bloomberg’s Gerard Francis, Part 3

Episode 197: A Look at Innovation

Episode 198: DTCC's Peve on DLT

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