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Technology and innovation in global capital markets

Current trends in technology and innovation and their impact on the ‘Investment Bank of the Future’

Investment banks continue to face significant challenges in the current operating environment. These challenges are becoming increasingly pronounced as the wider industry becomes more interconnected and digital. New technologies and a focus on innovation will require the banks of the future to be increasingly automated, data-led, open and agile. Business models are expected to be relationship-based, with banks connected into a wider pool of technology and service providers The pace and impact of these technological changes suggest that banks need to act now in order to realise the benefits and maintain their competitive position in the evolving landscape.

Together with the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) we interviewed and surveyed over 50 investment banks exploring the key trends which are expected to impact the industry over the next five years, providing a vision for the investment bank of the future and identifying the implications for the industry and policymaking.

This report builds on the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) report "Technology and Innovationin Europe’s Capital Markets" published in 2018, to now include perspectives from the US Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), and from the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)

8 principles for the Investment bank of the future

We have identified eight principles that banks should adopt into the future to keep pace with technology and innovation and balance potential risks and cyber security concerns. Download our latest report to find out more.