London, 8 October 2015 – "Innovation” is a marketing-friendly term used to describe everything from a new programming interface to a blockchain project. Capital markets firms have focused on innovation for years, but now some team functions are labelled as “innovation” rather than “research and development.” How much of this activity is making a strategic impact? Are capital markets maturing in their approach to technology innovation, or is it all just a dog and pony show?
This Impact Report, the first in a series of reports on innovation in capital markets, examines the operational models that capital markets institutions have adopted to drive the development and implementation of innovative technology. It highlights operational and cultural barriers that innovation teams face and how these can be overcome. It is based on Aite Group surveys conducted with market participants who have responsibility for or interest in capital markets innovation.
This 41-page Impact Report contains 22 figures. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report.