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Firms that move as fast as the market

See how financial markets leaders stay nimble and competitive

Your clients have become more technically savvy. They want access anytime, anywhere. That raises the bar for financial markets firms. You need to provide greater visibility, faster execution, more customized products and services, and unfettered access to information so clients can develop their own insights.

At the same time, overwhelming regulatory changes in the form of Dodd-Frank, Basel III, Large Trader Reporting, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, Cost Basis Reporting, European Market Infrastructure Regulation and more are monopolizing resources and management attention.

Yet, some firms are able to excel even amid today's new realities. So how are they doing it?

From an operational perspective, we're bringing platforms together and building a system that can move as quickly as our clients want to move. - Operations Vice-President, Broker-Dealer, United Kingdom

The numbers tell us what it takes to compete
Together with Broadridge Financial Solutions, IBM surveyed operations strategy decision makers to create an accurate picture of industry approaches and what today's leaders are doing to get—and keep—their competitive advantage.

These leaders are building a different kind of operating model—one designed to embrace rapid, continuous change. And as they look for better ways to do things, all options are on the table, including partnering in a variety of forms.


Download Beating market mandates: How winners are re-engineering financial markets operations (PDF, 1.62MB) and learn what makes leaders stand out.

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Beating market mandates: How winners are re-engineering financial markets operations

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