3-5 players set to shape the future of investment operations
How widespread will convergence become, and what are the trade-offs?
Celent research shows that pandemic effects are acting as a catalyst to change imperatives across the investment operations value chain. Specifically, we see growth in front-to-back platforms, outsourced offerings and centralized ABOR/IBOR that that enable a broader convergence of application stacks & analytical capabilities across different end-user constituents -- moving from back-to-middle (to front) office.
More than not, the dynamic around the convergence of the investment value chain continues with growing momentum. The real questions, from an investment manager, and also from a regulatory supervision standpoint are:
How widespread will this convergence become? And what are the trade-offs?
Here, I will offer up some perspectives: