Based off of Max Bowie’s recent deep-dive feature, Anthony says that the world of alt data M&A—and the factors that drive these deals—is likely to change in the near future. For an analogy, just look to sushi.
Anthony looks at some recent developments in the low-code and no-code spaces, and tries to better understand what’s hype and what’s reality.
Anthony looks at what he thinks will be the biggest topics during the last quarter of 2021.
Anthony believes these advancements will provide the opening for Big Tech firms to created outsized influence that will change financial technology forever.
As brokers start to explore various forms of self-service models, Anthony wonders if this could lead to a complete rethink of how commercial terms and contracts are structured for adding on new datasets.
Anthony says that if trading firms want to take advantage of new datasets in fixed income and advancements in machine learning, they’re going to first have to embrace interoperability.
Anthony wonders if there are any tea leaves to be read as a result of Symphony migrating its platform from AWS to Google Cloud.
Anthony examines a proposed protocol in Europe that would help keep liquidity flowing if there’s a major exchange outage. He also discusses innovation in the realm of ESG, and Esma’s new data analytics platform.
Anthony first looks at the alternative data industry and connects to QAnon, before explaining why there needs to be more hard numbers in the world of blockchain.
Anthony takes a look at some major CEO changes from the last year, and what those moves might mean for clients of those vendors.
Anthony talks with Brad Levy about the company’s acquisition of Cloud9, its plan for future acquisitions, the possibility of an IPO, his thoughts on Big Tech providers, and more.
Anthony explains why he thinks ESG will play a major role in the anticipated market data consolidation that’s to come. He also looks at moves made by some exchanges to cut out the data vendor middleman.
Evolutions in the realms of cloud, AI, and surveillance/encryption are making the possibility of a decentralized trading ecosystem more real. Anthony looks at how progress in these areas—as well as the interoperability push—will forever change the…
In recent years, the major cloud providers have expanded their service offerings specific to capital markets firms. Some industry observers believe it’s just a matter of time until they get involved in market data M&A activity.
While last week it was announced that Exegy and Vela are merging, Anthony says that the deal is only a sign of what’s to come in the market data space. He also poses some questions about the LSE raising its Sedol fees.
As Anthony tries to explain, information is an ecosystem that every single person plays an active part in.
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.)