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Episode 79: IBM's Major Moves & FCA Worries about Mifid II Readiness

Episode 79: IBM's Major Moves & FCA Worries about Mifid II Readiness

This week, Anthony and James look at two major announcements coming out of IBM and then turn their attention, once again, to the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments (Mifid II) and how the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is concerned about industry preparedness as January draws near. They end things by giving their thoughts—sans sophistication—on the first episode of Game of Thrones’s seventh season.

1:00 The Waters Rankings winners have been announced. 

1:30 LSE partners with IBM on blockchain.

6:30 IBM debuts full encryption with z14 mainframe release.

9:30 A broader discussion of how IBM has been aggressively targeting the financial services sector in 2017.

13:00 FCA worried by lack of readiness for Mifid II reporting.

16:30 Questions remain around Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) rules.

18:30 A quick bar recommendation (hence, why all the cursing).

19:30 A recap of Sunday’s Game of Thrones season premiere (with apologies to Ed Sheeran).

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