Digital Industrialisation: Automating the Sellside Product Manufacturing Process

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The so-called digital transformation of the ways in which investment banks operate as businesses overall began more than one decade ago. However, not all of the technology that banks needed in order to fully realise this transformation has always been readily available, and the last five-to-10 years have seen a significant rate of growth in the data processing and analytics needed to realise ideas that have been gestating for some time.

Breaking the Feudal Model: Digital Transformation in Investment Banking

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Investment banks have traditionally structured their operational activities along discrete business lines, which were traditionally split up by asset class and geography.

The Evolution of Sellside Digitalisation: Developing Holistic Digital Alignment

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The so-called digitalisation of the capital markets arena – in which an increasingly larger number of previously manual processes within investment banks gradually become automated – is an on-going process that traces its roots to the late 1980s, when e-trading was originally pioneered.

DevOps Applications for the Banking Industry

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A noticeable trend in the financial services industry in 2016 is the exploration of differing software development strategies to exhibit maximum agility across a whole business. Specifically within the banking industry, this trend is fuelled by increasing competition, the heightened cost of regulation and an empirical need to remain profitable.

Video: Big Data Use Cases in Financial Services

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Rachel Lindstrom, senior consultant at GreySpark Partners, talks about GreySpark’s report into key use cases for Big Data technology in the financial sector. The report discusses use cases alongside descriptions of Big Data implementations across a range of financial institutions.

Video: Big Data Technology in Investment Banking

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Rachel Lindstrom, senior consultant at GreySpark Partners, talks about Big Data Technology in Investment Banking. Providing business managers in investment banks with a high-level explanation of Big Data concepts and an overview of the technology framework to help inform their Big Data discussions with IT teams.

Managing Expectations: Why the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Stock Connect Will Face a Slow Start

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The August 2016 launch of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Stock Connect program signalled the start of a second phase of financial markets infrastructure development in China. But will the new linked exchange facility bear fruit for domestic and foreign investors alike?

Video Feature: Digital Transformation of Investment Banking

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Digital transformation is increasingly apparent among investment banks that must take action now to remain competitive. Saoirse Kennedy, Senior Consultant with GreySpark Partners explains the drivers and pillars of this...

Volatility will Drive Equity Markets towards Digital Transformation

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The percentage of US and European equity trading, covering cash equities and equity derivatives, that takes place electronically has plateaued as a percentage of total market volume. While the high-frequency...

Deriving Value from the Data Flood

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Deriving Value from the Data Flood was originally published by Best Execution magazine Capital markets data is produced by, analysed by and consumed by many different types of industry professionals....

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a Comin’ Down the Street

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In 1852, Wells, Fargo & Co. was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo to deliver basic banking services and express delivery of consumer precious goods to the American West....

The Data-driven Bank – Survey Summary

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The 2014 series of GreySpark's reports on the Data-driven Bank is based on GreySpark’s hands-on experience working with a variety of capital markets trading firms, advising them on data strategy and technology....

The Data-driven Bank – Notes on Implementation

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Implementing technology to support a bank’s data strategy is a complex task. The complexity is twofold: first – several technologies are introduced at the same time; second – this creates...

The Art of Good Capital Markets E-sales is Being a Profitable Middleman

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As 2014 begins to unfurl, investment banks are left to reflect on 2013 as the year in which client-centric, multi-asset, digital investment banking began to transition toward a new level...

Reinventing the Wheel: How Banks Can Use ‘Big Data’ to Master Credit Bond Sales

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As financial institutions continue to embrace the era of Big Data, opportunities abound for the credit bonds markets. Specifically, sellside credit secondary trading desks operating in an e-credit environment for...

The Way to the Cloud

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Getting the most from cloud technology Authors: Anna Pajor, Bradley Wood, Cameron Griffith Institutions across tiers and locations are currently concentrating on consolidation and cost reductions in the work place....