Capital Markets

Our capital markets research focuses on how technology can best be leveraged by industry participants including financial institutions such as investment banks, broker/dealers, investment managers, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset owners as well as trading venues and market infrastructures.

We help our clients create competitive advantage, increase efficiencies, comply with regulation, and innovate business models and workflows. We also provide data, tools, and research to support vendor selection and competitive landscape analysis.


Celent analysts offer a breadth of insights and benchmarking data based on proprietary market research across technology and market structure/regulatory trends. We cover a number of emerging technologies from advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation to cloud, open source, blockchain, distributed ledger, digital assets, and quantum computing.

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Dimensions: Capital Markets IT Pressures & Priorities 2024

Based on a survey of 200+ executives from capital market sell side and buy side firms, our webinar reveals the forces driving technology planning and their implications for the upcoming year. The 2023 survey revealed that both buy and sell side firms are increasing their IT spending, focusing on transformative change and cloud adoption. Are these trends set to continue? Or will the Gen AI phenomenon reshape investment strategies? Find out in our 2024 edition.

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I&I Day 2024: Model Buy Side & Sell Side Overview

2024 will not be a regular year, with FIs asking “how are industry leaders going to thrive?” This year's Model Buy Side & Sell Side winners leveraged a build, buy, and integrate approach, and confidently utilized open source and emerging technologies. Gain insights into achieving quicker and more dynamic adjustments of trading and investment strategies, as well as greatly enhancing the user experience. Discover the valuable knowledge and inspiration needed to thrive in this evolving landscape.


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Monica Summerville heads Celent's Capital Markets practice and is based in the firm's London office. Monica is a seasoned financial services ind…

Ruslan is a Senior Analyst based in Tokyo, specializing in Corporate Banking and Capital Markets. With over 16 years of experience in the financ…

Cubillas Ding is a Research Director with Celent's Capital Markets division, based in the firm’s London office. His expertise lies in global fin…

Dayle Scher is a New York-based research principal focused on technology innovation across capital markets with a focus on global post trade/ope…

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