Capital Markets IT Annual Report Part 3 - Building Digital Market Infrastructures

20 Apr 2018
by Michel Janssen, Jimit Arora, Ronak Doshi, Aaditya Jain, Pranati Goswami, Supratim Nandi

Evolving nature of consumer demands, complexity of regulatory landscape, sluggish growth, and the threat from next-generation Financial Technology firms (FinTechs) are the key challenges being faced by capital markets enterprises. These challenges have forced them to revisit their business models, launch innovative products, and redefine the way in which they individually interact with their customers.

Global capital markets firms are investing in digital technologies across data, platform, and experience, to offset the above-mentioned challenges. They are simultaneously achieving desired business outcomes such as cost containment, transparency, modernization, flexibility, and agility. In a bid to drive innovation and define regulatory standards for emerging technologies, capital markets ecosystem players (capital markets enterprises, service providers, technology product vendors, FinTechs, RegTechs, regulators & governing bodies, and consortiums) are actively forming partnerships and alliances.

This report focuses on challenges and trends for market intermediaries. The market intermediaries are adopting next-generation digital technologies to facilitate real-time systems that process a very high volume of data with minimal delay. Market intermediaries are also experimenting with disruptive technologies, such as blockchain, that are reinventing the industry value chain.

Scope of the analysis

  • Market segment: IT services
  • Geography: Global
  • Industry: Capital markets
  • Line of business: Market intermediaries

Sources leveraged

  • Expert analyst inputs
  • Previous Everest Group research
  • Secondary data sources that are publicly available


The research focuses on capital markets industry with primary focus on sell-side business segment:

  • Capital markets – challenges, priorities and trends
  • Market intermediaries – challenges, priorities and trends
  • Market intermediaries – emerging technology models and key investments
  • Implications for buyers and IT service providers


Banking & Financial Services (BFS) - IT Services (ITS)


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