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IDC Financial Insights: Worldwide Securities and Investment Management Strategies

How are competitive pressures, technology innovation, and ongoing regulatory changes affecting investments in capital markets information technology (IT)? Accelerating changes in the underlying technologies and market structures for trading equities, fixed-income securities, derivatives, and foreign exchange directly impact the way that securities are analyzed, traded, allocated, and processed. Changing regulatory mandates and risk compliance measures continue to reshape how firms approach their business and underlying technology decisions. With a cautious eye on future market growth prospects, firms are still budget conscious and examining their IT budgets with a critical eye toward efficiency and consolidation of resources.


IDC Financial Insights' Worldwide Securities and Investment Management Strategies advisory service examines the impact of trading technologies and market conditions on the technology infrastructures and business models of buy- and sell-side firms, brokers, wealth managers, transaction processors, exchanges, and alternative trading systems. This advisory service is designed to provide global perspectives across all geographies, examining best practices and market leaders, wherever they may be.

Topics Addressed

Throughout the year, this service will address the following topics:

  • Front-, middle-, and back-office technologies for electronic trading services
  • Wealth management and retail brokerage front-office technologies
  • Investment management front-, middle-, and back-office technologies and operations
  • Trading venue strategy
  • Regulatory and market structure changes
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Enterprise data management projects
  • Information management
  • Business collaboration
  • Sustainability
Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  • What firms show leadership in the development of capabilities that lead to increased market share?
  • What practices and technologies are the capital markets firms employing to help innovate and effectively compete?
  • How readily are capital markets firms adopting new technologies to leverage big data such as SaaS and grid or high-performance computing for increased analytics?
  • What investments in trading and investment management technologies should firms be considering, and what infrastructure is needed to support them?
  • How will changes to market structure affect buy- and sell-side traders and vendors?
  • What technologies are being used for improvements in infrastructure, reduced latency, and customer interactions?
Who Should Subscribe

The Worldwide Securities and Investment Management Strategies advisory service provides technologists at capital markets firms and management within technology solution providers, which service this market, with ongoing, timely, and relevant information on the development of new technologies, changes in market structure, new regulations, outsourcing trends, and other industry topics of concern to brokers/dealers, investment firms, and exchanges.

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