Accenture Trading Blog
Accenture experts discuss the latest trends in front, middle, and back-office trading operations.
 
 
Expectations are rising for investment banks to mitigate conduct risk effectively. Banks must respond to the challenges posed, many of which I discussed last week, to avoid potential damage to their reputation and financial results. So, how can firm...
 
 
 
 
For investment banks, inappropriate conduct can erode confidence, compromise integrity and have major repercussions on reputation and performance. You needn’t look further than the recent spate of high-profile scandals, felt initially in Europe an...
 
 
 
 
There’s no getting around it: new disruptive technologies are here to stay and for investment banks, it’s never been more important to take notice. The question banks face this year is not if they should embrace innovators, it’s how they should em...
 
 
 
 
While it may still be early in the new year, now’s the time for investment banks to understand and respond to, what we believe, will be the most pressing challenges they’ll face this year. Since 2008, Accenture Capital Markets has been publishing ...
 
 
 
 
As an investment banker, do you know which services your clients value most? Which services your clients are willing to pay a premium to receive? These were some of the questions we asked when we surveyed fund managers and corporate executives in ...
 
 
 
 
Transformation is a difficult and lengthy process, but as I touched on last week (see Transforming the capital markets firm: Getting technology transformation right), the benefits to the bottom line can be significant. Key to reaping these rewards...
 
 
 
 
Since 2007, capital markets firms have been progressively reducing their front-office costs. IT costs, however, which are often fixed with respect to changing revenues, remain high, including the need for specialized organizations and resources to...
 
 
 
 
A number of regulatory, market and economic challenges face capital markets businesses as they try to regain profitable growth. There are also changing client behaviors: as clients themselves seek higher returns, they’re putting pressure on firms ...
 
 
 
 
When it comes to regulations in the financial services industry, two truths are emerging: regulations are changing and the threat of reputational risk is growing. Responding isn’t an easy task for investment banks. That’s because, as we learned at t...
 
 
 
 
Faced with economic, regulatory and technological pressures, banks today have little choice but to re-examine their operating models to remain competitive. Post-trade processing can play a pivotal role in reducing costs and increasing speed to mar...
 
 
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