Forming the Future of Finance

Innovating & Participating in Financial Services
Capco is a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry. We deliver innovative solutions in banking, capital markets, insurance, wealth and investment management and finance, risk and compliance. As the pressures of regulation, cost reduction, and customer expectation grow, we design, build and operate technology for specific operations and entire organizations.
We collaborate closely with our clients, equipping them to better meet the challenges of today, while preparing them to exploit tomorrow’s opportunities. Through our hands-on consulting resources, we go beyond strategy. We provide the necessary technology architecture and implementation that well positions our clients to transform and to achieve operational excellence, manage IT complexity, better understand, predict and control risk and develop practical and productive responses to regulation.
Our industry-wide participation is ongoing, through the respected Capco Institute and Journal. With its academic and practitioner insights, the Institute continues to address challenging issues and to evolve innovation and capability, in an environment of ever-increasing competition and change. From the vision that our deep industry involvement provides, through to successful delivery, we remain proud that, with our clients, we are forming the future of finance.

There is nowhere to hide from regulators determined to drive Wall Street trading toward total transparency, and the last round of industry fines is a wake-up call to action.

Assessing where risk lives in a bank, is a gift living wills is giving mega-banks and could give banks opportunity work with less risk, on a global level.

We all want to be ourselves and still thrive, grow and succeed. Work is where most of us spend the majority of our time and energy, so why compromise?

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Capco Institute

Innovate or adapt? Strategies for the next wave of digital banking. Innovation remains a buzzword in banking. But how realistic are genuinely innovative strategies? In more cautious times since the financial crisis, isn’t it wiser to adapt in an incremental way to new regulation, competition, and customer requirements? We believe both innovation and adaptation are required.

Published by Prof. Damiano Brigo, Editor and Dr. Peter Leukert, Head of the Capco Institute     April 14, 2014

Capco Blog

From a cold start to a bright future in less than six years! In 2008, a well-respected analyst house reported that “Europeans show little interest in contactless payments”. However, in 2013-2014, the two biggest card associations confirmed that contactless transactions had trebled and that spending had increased six-fold. So who is successful and why?

Let’s look at why contactless – CL - payments have the potential to reach a wide audience. First and foremost there are clear benefits for the three main parties involved.

Published by Ilja Ilit     July 21, 2014


Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry is continuing its rapid expansion, building on the impressive growth rate achieved in the UK last year. With consulting expertise in high market demand, the company is on track to maintain its growth targets for 2014. Already the firm has grown the team by 16% in the UK this year and maintains its search for new talent. The firm also continues to develop employee’s expertise and promoted 21% of its workforce last year.

London, June 15, 2014

What trends have dominated the banking industry since April? You do not have to look too far to see that opinion is sharply divided. On the one hand we have witnessed the return to healthy profits with many pundits arguing that banking has turned the corner and that we are seeing the first signs of sustained recovery since 2008. On the other, there are those pointing out that in spite of resurgent balance sheets, we are still in the middle of a fundamental transformation of the sector, where complex regulation is expanding with little or no end in sight; productivity remains below benchmarks set by leaders in other industries; and where investors remain skeptical – although some optimism is returning. All these themes are the subject this Journal issue given the lively debate about the future of the industry, we aim to uncover the real issues and the prominent solutions available to financial markets participants.

Published by Editor - Damiano Brigo, Head of the Mathematical Finance Research Group, Imperial College, London     October 07, 2013

The age of payments as a ‘cash cow’, is about to end. Migration to new systems, a reduced operational cost base and total focus on innovative revenue drivers are essential to protect, stabilize, and grow revenues. It all adds up to a shift in focus: beyond compliance to concentrate on the needs of the business.

With so much emphasis on compliance, where’s the silver lining? As the following infographic shows, there’s plenty of space for innovation. Besides centralizing or sourcing certain parts of the value chain, smart payments solutions, such as payment bridges, will be needed to move towards sustainable and profitable payments operations where banks can continue to launch new products and enter new markets.

Published by Bernd Richter     July 18, 2014

Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, today announced the appointment of Steve Vinnicombe as the new UK CEO. Steve will be responsible for driving additional growth across Capco’s UK business, building on the company’s already strong relationships with global financial institutions. Based in London, Steve will focus on helping clients meet immediate challenges particularly around regulatory compliance and cost transformation.

London, April 28, 2014