About

About

Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-chief

WatersTechnology is the financial services industry’s premier provider of technology and data-related information.

As banks, buy-side firms, exchanges and vendors are increasingly moving workloads and platforms to the cloud, the trickledown effect has been increased usage of AI, APIs, open-source tools, and a push to build interoperability between systems. The capital markets are changing quickly, and while market structure changes and regulation play a huge part in that remaking, technological evolution is proving to be the greatest disruptor.

So it is that data is easier to acquire, store and analyze, but providing actionable insights into that data—whether for things like trading, risk, settlement, or cybersecurity—is becoming crucial. Indeed, it’s the ability to provide context around a firm’s data—and not just possess the data—that has become the best shovel for digging up alpha. What’s become more difficult, though, is innovation discovery and keeping data and tech costs under control.

We here at WatersTechnology pride ourselves on staying abreast of the latest trends, breaking news, and making sure our readers are informed about what’s coming down the pike. We’ve been doing this since the 1980s.

Over the last five years, we’ve been focusing on delivering deep-dive investigative pieces (stories that take six months to a year to develop), and we regularly break news that affects the lives of technologists and data professionals. And on that point, there is no outlet that covers the market and reference data spaces as closely as WatersTechnology—by regularly breaking news about the data and platform providers, and by explaining how banks, asset managers and exchanges are improving their data processes and systems, while responding to regulatory changes.

This is all to say that we believe that our readers can make better, more informed decisions—whether by having more knowledge about tech providers, or by offering insight into innovation discovery and thought leadership—thanks to the information we provide.

Our insight gives you the advantage

We know insight gives you the advantage – that’s why we deliver exclusive content on the business issues that matter to you.

Our team of analysts, journalists and producers helps you connect the dots in the global financial technology industry to understand the inter-relationships between data, technology, regulatory changes, and innovation.

We are focused on helping you achieve the best results – either to generate new business opportunities or track emerging best practice – with our unique intelligence.

Integrity, Impact, Vision, Resilience

Nothing is more important than our integrity. Impartial and trustworthy content is at the heart of who we are.

We are here to create an impact and to add value externally for our customers and internally for our teams.

We have a vision of where our markets are heading. Our role is to think big, identify and explain shifts in our markets. We deal in trendlines rather than headlines.

We are resilient. Our customers rely on us, so we have to be here for the long term, anticipating and adapting to new dynamics in our markets and our own industry.

Authoritative, Collaborative, Thought-provoking

We provide an authoratative account of market trends, using an analytical approach based on multiple perspectives to bring clarity and insight to complex topics.

Our collaborative approach brings people and solutions together from across our markets to drive innovation and address industry challenges.

We deliver thought-provoking content, we break new ground and explore new territories, uncovering the potential for disruption and enabling change through valuable, actionable insights.

What do we cover?

We have an editorial team of 10 based in London, New York and Hong Kong.

The team cover all data and technology issues affecting the capital markets and focus on the below areas.