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1/5 of Sell Side infrastructure Optimized for Growth

Traders Magazine Online News, September 13, 2017


Technology has been said to be hitting firms like a firehose attempting to fill a teacup. Difficult to say the least and almost impossible to capture everything.

In a new report from FIS, "The Hunt for Growth Across the Sell Side," the consultancy said that looming regulatory changes and the rapidly increasing need for new technology, sell-side firms are feeling the pressure on all sides. Less than a third of banks and only a fifth of broker-dealers say their existing technology infrastructure is fully optimized for growth.

In their latest report shared here with Traders Magazine, this sell-side specific study is filled with interesting insights into the state of the industry including:

-          Sell-side firms are optimistic about the market outlook but 51% of firms fear their technology and operations function cannot support their growth plans.

-          52% of sell-side institutions will prioritize new customer acquisition for growth; margin improvement is also a clear priority.

-          Sell-side firms will need greater agility to drive growth amid continued political and regulatory uncertainties. 63% of firms warn the regulatory burden remains a significant hindrance to their organization's growth plans over the next 12 months. 

-          30% of firms see regulatory risk as the biggest barrier to accelerating innovation.

Please click here for the complete report and its findings

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