Tech-Driven Investment Strategy and Research Management Systems (RMS): Global Trends and Initiatives in Japan
24 February 2020
New technologies are accelerating the modernization of investment strategies and decision-making in capital markets.
New technologies are accelerating the modernization of investment strategies and decision-making in capital markets. Through digitizing, reimagining, and reinventing, market player research activities are being empowered to effect change across the value chain.
Similar to other services such as financial and IT services that have experienced the turbulent disruption that digital technology can bring, buy side research units and existing players can be expected to be paying greater attention to new services and the movements of new entrants while exploring possibilities ranging from partnerships and alliances to acquisitions.
With the steady influx in fintech of service providers, investment research units that have historically been comparatively out of sight and out of mind are being thrust into the limelight, facing both opportunities and challenges.
Investment decision-making in the capital markets is becoming increasingly sophisticated. At the same time, capital markets are also witnessing dramatic changes in how investment research information is produced, distributed, and consumed. These changes have resulted in a thriving research management system (RMS) sector and market. The key players behind this are new analytics technology vendors and market data vendors that provide structured and unstructured data in an integrated manner.
Selected Fintech Players Across the Research Value Chain