Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 44: Fintech vs Regtech

Dan and Anthony debate the difference, or lack thereof, between firms labeled fintechs and regtechs.

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Sell-Side Technology deputy editor Dan DeFrancesco and WatersTechnology US editor Anthony Malakian record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

Dan and Anthony discuss fintechs, regtechs and whether there is a difference between the two or if it's simply a marketing ploy (1:05). They then talk about UK day trader Navinder Singh Sarao pleading guilty to spoofing and whether the case was overblown (15:40). Dan then explains how the Consolidated Audit Trail, which gained regulatory approval this week, could alleviate some of these issues, despite having its own problems (22:10). The guys wrap things up talking about the NFL (26:05).

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Links to articles discussed:

The Road to Regtech 3.0

SEC Eyes Risks in Rapid Fintech Deployment

‘Flash-crash' trader Navinder Sarao pleads guilty to spoofing

Latest Pound Crash Illustrates Need for Patience

SEC Approves CAT Plan, Will Select Firm to Build It Within 2 Months

Duplicate Reporting Remains Major Issue for CAT Going Forward

 

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Anthony: @a_malakian; [email protected]

Dan: @dandefrancesco; [email protected] 

 

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Past episodes:

Episode 1: Bloomberg Terminals, Work Force Issues

Episode 2: Blockchain, StatPro-Investor Analytics Merger

Episode 3: Dark Pools, SEC, Enterprise Risk 

Episode 4: Flash Crash, MiFID II, Blockchain on the Buy Side, DMMs

Episode 5: Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 5: Linux Vulnerability, Bitcoin vs. Blockchain

Episode 6: FBI vs. Apple, LSE-Deutsche Börse Merger

Episode 7: Machine Learning, Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Episode 8: Consolidation of Risk Platforms, Open Source

Episode 9: Cyber Risk North America, Deutsche Börse-LSE Deal

Episode 10: Markit-IHS Merger, FIA Boca

Episode 11: Future of Exchanges, Bussmann Departure, Apple-FBI Closure

Episode 12: Open Source, Reg AT, Panama Papers

Episode 13: TruMid, Innovation Labs

Episode 14: NATAS, Sell-Side Technology Awards

Episode 15: Consolidated Audit Trail

Episode 16: Sifma Ops, Nasdaq, Fixed Income

Episode 17: Regulatory Landscape, Fixed Income, Blockchain

Episode 18: Dos and Don'ts for PR People

Episode 19: BNP's Growth Plans, Buy Side KYC

Episode 20: CAT, Unbundling Research, June Features

Episode 21: Toronto Information and Tech Summit, Fintech Regulation

Episode 22: Blackstone CTO Bill Murphy

Episode 23: Brexit, Fintech Innovation Lab, TSAM

Episode 24: Blockchain Adoption with Richard Johnson, Greenwich Associates

Episode 25: Buy Side KYC, User Experience

Episode 26: Wei-Shen Wong, Waters Hong Kong Reporter, Talks Fintech in Asia

Episode 27: Trading Turrets, Sifma's CAT Comment Letter

Episode 28: Larry Malakian (aka, Tony Malakian's Dad)

Episode 29: LedgerX's Paul Chou and Zach Dexter Talk Bitfinex Hack

Episode 30: Northern Trust's Vijay Luthra Talks Disrupting Data Centers

Episode 31: HFT Debates, RBC's Head of Tech and Ops, PTFs

Episode 32: Seed CX CEO Edward Woodford, State of SEFs

Episode 33: IEX's Ronan Ryan

Episode 34: CurveGlobal CEO Andy Ross

Episode 35: September Features with Emilia David

Episode 36: Thomson Reuters-Redi Deal, Chicago Trading Technology Summit

Episode 37: CBOE-Bats Deal, Machine Learning for Social Media

Episode 38: Bruno Campenon, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Episode 39: Blockchain Features

Episode 40: North American Buy-Side Technology Summit

Episode 41: BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar

Episode 42: US Treasuries Platforms, Bats CIO, Accenture Blockchain

Episode 43: US Presidential Election Recap, Reg AT

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