Interview: ZAR X CTO Jim Brent [podcast] - TechCentral

Interview: ZAR X CTO Jim Brent [podcast]

In this episode, Duncan McLeod chats to Jim Brent, the chief technology officer of South Africa’s new stock exchange, ZAR X.

Brent tells McLeod about how technology and telecommunications — particularly the proliferation of fibre broadband links and data centres in South Africa – have lowered the barriers to entry to new players, in the process cracking the market open to competition for the first time in decades.

Stream or download the show — or subscribe to it in your favourite podcast reader (details below) — to find out more about the background to ZAR X, why it was launched and how it plans to challenge the JSE.

Listen to Brent talk about what it takes to build a stock exchange in 2017, and what specifically ZAR X has done differently to facilitate faster settlement and more cost-effective trading. Also, Brent explains what consumers need to know to trade on the new exchange.

Jim Brent

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