Securities & Investments Newsletter
We recently sat down with clients in London to discuss technology trends and evolutions across the capital markets value chain. I kicked things off by describing the 2020 roadmap for the most impactful technology initiatives across the value chain, from cloud to AI/machine learning to Blockchain. We believe that while much of the industry continues to focus on incremental automation and mutualization, AI/ML and Blockchain have the greatest potential in the long term to have a large-scale impact on capital markets.
Brad Bailey illustrated how the buy side front office is embracing the cloud and software as a service. He sees front office trading systems requiring a major makeover in a period of competitive turmoil, regulatory pressures, and an explosion of data.
Joséphine de Chazournes discussed a study of CIO priorities on how market infrastructures are using technology to support business strategies and how to stay relevant in the digital age. Arin Ray has followed up this study with a report on how the latest technology trends and developments are reshaping post-trade operations at investment banks and other sell side institutions.
And John Dwyer recently highlighted the interesting move by an endowment into crypto, provided an exploration into the benefits of security tokens and the positions of financial institutions toward digital assets. A brand new report was released this week titled Non-Fungible Tokens: Public Blockchain Innovation within eSports and Implications for Financial Services, John discusses how non-fungible tokens could prove to be the tipping point to transform the perception of digital assets and the public blockchain ecosystem.
Technology for Capital Markets: A 2020 Impact Roadmap
Finally, the deadline for the 2019 Model Wealth Manager and Asset Manager Awards is November 16. We invite financial institutions to submit their technology initiatives for consideration.