Someone recently asked me what makes our insights unique. I responded that we provide piercing insights on opaque, complicated, and challenging technology trends and developments. We go to the difficult places. One of those areas is technology in post-trade operations.
We have a strong and deep team with recent insights. According to Josephine de Chazournes and Arin Ray, post-trade processing in capital markets is leveraging next-generation technology and innovative operating models, which are essential to improving efficiency and reducing costs. Latest technology deployments include cloud, machine intelligence, blockchain/ distributed ledger technology (DLT), and outsourcing/mutualisation models.
We are seeing an interesting mix of emerging vendors and incumbent providers developing innovative solutions. Also, banks are increasingly willing to partner with these players, as well as with other banks, in developing next-generation solutions.
In Europe, although implementation of the TARGET2 Securities (T2S) platform has been smooth, the market and regulations have changed, creating challenges as well as opportunities for post-trade participants. The biggest shakeup is the need for efficient collateral management.
Speaking of collateral, according to Cubillas Ding, it's becoming an asset class in itself and its value chain is rapidly being reconstructed by start-ups and a myriad of industry initiatives.
We look forward to engaging with you on these, and other pressing and complicated technology trends and developments, especially around our brand new website!