Anthony previews some of the major trend topics that WatersTechnology will look to cover over the next eight months.
Anthony first looks at the data storage space, explaining that fees are likely to increase for buy- and sell-side firms in the near-term. He also wonders if there’s a market in the terminal/workstation space for innovative startups to gain traction. As…
While Christopher Giancarlo says distributed ledger technology could’ve helped prime brokers better monitor their risk exposures to Archegos Capital Management, Anthony (and others) are not so sure about that. He also looks at the Broadridge-Itiviti deal.
In addition to growing their cloud presence in the capital markets, Big Tech companies are, unsurprisingly, taking the lead on encryption and security in the cloud. Anthony sees positives and negatives. He also looks at bank-led consortiums.
Anthony takes a look at the alternative data industry post-GameStop, and wonders about Ion Group’s strategy going forward after recent acquisitions.
Anthony explores why it is that bank CTOs are so reluctant to switch out an order management system. He also wonders if changes to the SFDR ESG proposal will make the regulation toothless.
Anthony looks at how news organizations and alternative data providers need to change their business models as ‘context’ takes on greater importance. Additionally, he gives his thoughts on open floor plans in a post-Covid world.
While not a fan of blockchain, Anthony looks at some potential use-cases for the tool in the world of capital markets. He also gives his thoughts on Broadridge’s soon-to-launch LTX platform.)
Anthony takes a look at the Consolidated Audit Trail and concerns over its security. He also touches on the rapidly changing face of the regulatory reporting marketplace.
Anthony takes a look at an interesting announcement between FactSet and Microsoft and what it could hint at as to Microsoft’s future in the capital markets. He also examines Algorithmics in the year after the SS&C acquisition.
Ion Group has acquired Dash Financial. Whether or not this ends up being a good marriage will come down to the people making the tech platforms, Anthony says.
While the Biden administration is already targeting environmental issues with early executive orders, Anthony says that it’s financial giants that will have the greatest effect on ESG investing in the near-term.
Anthony brings in some guests to give predictions about what interoperability will look like over the next 12 months and what firms need to start preparing for today.
If banks want to future-proof against quantum computing disruption, Anthony says they need to start experimenting now. But there’s another reason to start down this path: as Goldman Sach’s William Zeng explains, there’s a lot of funding that’s available…
Anthony takes a look at some of the major projects that involved application interoperability from last year. The list includes feats by Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Barclays, ICE, State Street, Refinitiv, and FactSet.
Anthony looks at how two major tech companies in the capital markets space are evolving their cloud strategies and what they might mean for the industry at large.
RBC is building a new custody platform using a variety of vendors, and it shows how the interoperability movement is progressing. But Anthony wonders how interop will continue to evolve at a time of great consolidation.
Anthony provides some of his initial questions and thoughts following the S&P-IHS Markit deal. He also takes a second look at AML technology after getting some sage feedback.
Anthony says that while machine-learning models have been hit-and-miss during the pandemic, NLP is taking on greater importance. He also looks at how exchanges are looking to move their core matching engines to the cloud.
Anthony wonders if AML platforms are being scrutinized enough by banks and regulators, then looks at Wells Fargo's tapping of HPR for its quant division and Northern Trust’s blockchain plans.
In 2016, Anthony wrote that the blockchain revolution was overhyped—unsurprisingly, his opinions have not changed. He also delves into the Ion-Broadway deal, and looks at new consulting/advisory firms that have recently come to market.
Anthony takes a look at some new alternative data offerings coming to market, and also explains why there’s so little election coverage on this website.
Anthony explores changing concept of a trading platform, and what that might mean for the future of tech development.
Anthony takes a look at some interesting chatbot use cases that are beginning to bear fruit.