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Helping clients run and transform their front, middle and back-office trading operations and rethink their investment banking business.


Accenture has seven industry-specific sub-offerings to help both buy-side and sell-side firms achieve high performance at every stage of the trading lifecycle:

  • Front-Office helps clients keep ahead of the market by leveraging market leading architectures, processes and technologies to transform their trading and risk management functions.

  • Trading Platforms covers front-, middle- and back-office activity and helps clients implement, maintain, upgrade, or run Murex, Calypso, Kondor+, Sophis, LoanIQ software and other trading platforms.

  • Post-Trade helps clients transform and run post-trading, clearing and settlement management functions. Learn about our Accenture Post-Trade Processing solution and our TARGET2-Securities (T2S) capabilities.

  • Collateral Management supports clients in transforming and managing their counterparty credit risk, capital and liquidity challenges.

  • Client Data assists clients in transforming and running onboarding processes, data governance and systems at key client interfaces to improve customer service.

  • Derivatives Reform supports clients in navigating through the challenges of major regulations such as Dodd-Frank, MiFID II and Basel III.

  • Research offers investment research and analytics support, both offshore and locally, targeted towards the equities advisory and investment banking functions of financial services clients.

More than 25 years of experience working in the industry has enabled us to build our capabilities in consulting, technology and business process outsourcing that help our clients with their trading projects around the world.

Capabilities we leverage for our clients include:

  • Our network of alliances with leading capital markets software vendors covering all aspects of the trading lifecycle, including trading platforms (e.g. Murex, Calypso, Kondor+), data management (e.g. Asset Control), collateral management (e.g. Murex, Calypso) and post trade (e.g. Smartstream).

  • Numerous proprietary assets that we have developed and that enable an industrialized delivery of our services. These include not only industry specific operating models but as well estimation models, specific tools, and project implementation frameworks.

  • Our Capital Markets Center of Excellence with locations around the world providing training, research and development capabilities and contributing to the development of proprietary tools around our core trading offering.

  • Accenture´s dedicated Capital Markets Delivery Centers in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Slovakia, India and China.


"As Investment banks are seeking to rebuild their returns, they need to demonstrate the flexibility to respond to new business opportunities and an understanding of the regulatory framework, plus an efficient and scalable processing infrastructure, on which any successful business must be built."

Accenture provides firms with a full-service offering to assist in delivering high performance trading and settlement capabilities across all asset classes. This includes strategy, architecture design, operating model work, process improvement, systems building and trading package integration as well as application management, application outsourcing and business process outsourcing.


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This year’s series looks at new approaches to old challenges, the impact of digital technologies and FinTech innovation, and the ecosystem that is emerging beyond the four walls of traditional investment banks.






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