Global Financial Research Services

Celent's global financial research services cut across all of our practice areas. Clients of each service receive the benefit of our trademark in-depth analysis coupled with pragmatic, actionable advice. Our multinational, multi-lingual analysts are strategically located around the world in global financial centers and are uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. We also allow you to stay abreast of the lastest trends affecting the global financial services industry through our blogs (asia, banking, insurance, wealth and capital markets), newsletters, LinkedIn Discussion Groups and through our live Twitter feeds. For information on becoming a client of Celent, contact us at or call +1.617.262.3120.

Asian Financial Research Service

Celent's Asia Financial Research Service focuses on the strategies, best practices, regulations, and technology implications faced by the global financial services industry across the Asia/Pacific region. Our research falls under three overarching themes:

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The move from the physical to the virtual world, from person-to-person interaction toward person-to-machine or machine-to-machine. Integrating and coordinating among disparate and siloed delivery channels will be critical to satisfying ever-increasing customer expectations. 
 Innovation & Emerging Technologies
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Celent defines innovation as fundamental changes to products, services, or business models that break existing tradeoffs and provide value to the customer. New hardware, software and network technologies feed innovation within the financial services industry.
 Legacy & Ecosystem Transformation
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Legacy technology can hinder innovation, since financial institutions must typically offer backward compatibility. Financial institutions must not only modernize, but transform, their internal systems and the ways in which they interact with a vast web of customers, counterparties and regulators.

Financial Research Reports

The Asian Financial Research Service offer reports in the following categories: trends analysis, vendor evaluations, case studies, or market data. Celent analysts offer extensive industry experience. With offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Paris, London, Milan, Zurich, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul and Bangalore, our analysts provide both an international and local perspective.

Model Insurer Asia Awards


Every year, Celent recognizes excellence in insurance technology in the Asia Pacific region through our Model Insurer Asia Awards. The Model Insurer Asia Awards are designed to try to answer this deceptively simple question:

"What would it look like for an insurer to do everything right with today's technology?"

Model Insurers have implemented IT programs that epitomize best practices for technology projects and stand out in each of the Model Insurer themes including

  • Core and Legacy System Transformation.
  • Data Mastery and Analytics.
  • Digital.
  • Innovation.
  • Noncore System Implementation Best Practices.

Winners for the Fifth Annual Model Insurer Asia Awards have been announced on 11 March 2015 at the Model Insurer Asia Summit 2015 in conjunction with the ACORD Forum Asia. A complete list of the 2015 winners and their case studies can be found in the report, Celent Model Insurer Asia 2015: Case Studies of Effective Technology Use in Insurance.

View past winners of the Model Insurer Asia Awards and Model Insurer Awards.

Nominations for the 2016 Model Insurer Asia Awards and the Model Insurer Awards will open in Summer of 2015, and winners will be announced in Spring 2016.

Questions? Email Wenli Yuan at

Asia Insurance Technology Awards (AITAs)

The Asia Insurance Technology Awards (AITAs) recognize excellence and innovation in the use of technology within the insurance industry in the Asia Pacific region.

Nominations for the 2015 AITAs are now closed!
Nomination deadline was Friday, 26 June 2015.

Questions? E-mail Wenli Yuan at

Celent's Asian Financial Services research service provides in-depth, original research designed to enable financial firms and technology providers understand the business dynamics, operational practices, and technology trends in the multiple markets comprising this important and complex macroregion.

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