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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.

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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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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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EMS - The System that Never Sleeps

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Capital Markets: Technology Trends Previsory 2024

As global macroeconomic conditions pose challenges across capital markets, financial institutions are refocusing on ROI when deciding on tech strategy. Placing the right bets to innovate and transform is more important than ever. This requires understanding business cases, workflows, market structure, and regulatory change. Our Previsory series provides a forward-looking preview of tech trends, empowering capital markets participants to formulate winning tech strategies for 2024.


Investigating Buy Side EMS Developments


Unraveling the Impact of Shortened Settlement on Capital Markets Firms


Continuing from previous year’s themes, buy side firms in the North American region are tackling tightened margin pressures resulting in reduced…


Private market asset managers were not immune from the post-pandemic, macroeconomic headwinds and recent market volatility – with operating marg…

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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…

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…

Janey is a research analyst supporting the capital markets team with a focus on data and analytics and is based in London. Prior to joining Cele…

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