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.
 

This is the second in a series of blogs that explores change management. This week we explore the business and technology side of change.

Breakthrough innovation or banking re-invention: Is Apple Pay the saviour of the payments industry or an unwelcome imposter?

RMB on the move - the emerging global renminbi clearing infrastructure and the implications on global transaction banks. What will this mean for them?

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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

Everyone’s talking about the brave new world of payments. The mainstream press and even my family seem to know about everything from mobile and peer-to-peer payments to crypto-currencies.

But who’s actually using them?

In this four-part blog series I’ll be sharing my personal experience of new mobile payments solutions from scanning QR codes at the checkout to the latest virtual currencies.

First up is a new service that enables customers to pay for goods with their mobile phone. Introduced by REWE, a large German supermarket chain, it requires end-users to download an app to their smartphone.

Once all your groceries have been swiped, you can select the ‘pay with mobile option’ on the POS terminal and then scan the QR code that comes up. What's so surprising is that the app was launched with no advertising at all and appears to be aimed at a small ‘early adopter’ audience. There are instructions, but they are only available as part of the app. Don’t expect any guidance at the checkout.

Published by Markus Sander     September 18, 2014

Newsroom

Capco, the global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, today announced the further expansion of the company’s Hong Kong office and hub for its business across Asia-Pacific, complementing the firm’s Singapore presence in the region. With long-standing and well-established operations in India, this further expansion extends the firm’s ability to serve leading global financial institutions through its global delivery model and presence across four continents.

London, September 11, 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

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius

Work-life what?
The divisions between work and play, between professional and personal are disappearing fast. The notion of work-life balance is being abandoned in favour of work-life integration. But guess what? Work is such a major part of life for most of us, the two are already deeply integrated, whether you like it or not. The trick is to like it and make it ‘work’ for you.

Technology makes us available 24/7. Incidentally our minds and creativity are available for most of that time too. So, after you’ve worked out what you like doing, the next step is to analyse where, when and how you work the best. Then decide what is important to you and try to make it happen every day.

Published by Isabel Naidoo     September 16, 2014

Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry today announced the promotions of Paul Trotter and James Arnett to Partner.

London, July 27, 2014
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