Corporate Actions Processing in the Digital Era: Leveraging Innovative Technology for Improving Efficiency

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6 August 2019

New technologies such as cloud, intelligent automation, and blockchain technology promise to significantly transform corporate actions processing and are driving the evolution of vendor solutions in this area.

Key research questions

  • What factors are driving the need for operational improvements in corporate actions?
  • What are the technology adoption trends in corporate actions?
  • What new technologies will be important in corporate actions processing?


With growing volumes and complexities of corporate actions, intensifying regulatory scrutiny on transparency in corporate governance, and diminishing tolerance from regulators for errors by financial institutions, all intermediaries involved in corporate actions processing must improve their operations.

Developments in new technology and low-cost operating models offer opportunities for significant improvements in corporate actions processing.

  • Robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning enabled solutions have great potential to automate many manual processes.
  • Cloud based solutions are seeing growing adoption due to low cost of implementation and easier implementation.
  • There is growing desire to mutualize and share costs in corporate actions, and interesting use cases are emerging in this space leveraging blockchain technology.

There is a shift away from in-house build to buying third-party off the shelf solutions that have low cost of ownership, faster implementation time, and adhere to latest standards. Vendor solutions and service offerings have matured in corporate actions and vendors are offering low cost best in class solutions incorporating new technology and operating models.

The solution provider landscape in corporate actions comprises a diverse mix of data vendors, data management solutions and service providers, market infrastructure players, custodians, and technology and service providers. All are incorporating the new technologies and models to enhance their solutions. In this report we discuss the following 19 providers: Bloomberg, Broadridge, DTCC, Fidelity Corporate Actions Solutions, FIS, GoldenSource, HCL, Hexaware Technologies, IHS Markit, Infosys, Intellect Design, Nasdaq, SCORPEO, SimCorp, SWIFT, TCS, Torstone Technology, Vermeg, and Wipro.