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Too Real to Ignore

Too Real to Ignore

Getting a handle on the cost to trade
Getting a Handle on the Cost to Trade

The need for banks to cut trading costs is just too real to ignore. The strains of increased capital requirements, continued regulatory pressure and innovative new entrant competition, are all conspiring to create the perfect storm that will force banks to truly understand their cost to trade. In the front office and on a real time basis, a clear metric of the cost of trade is essential for banks to make tough, high-level decisions. Banks need to decide which products, and even which customers are returning to the bottom line, and which need to be removed from portfolios. Consequently, major business decisions for banks as of late are based off of cost to trade calculations, so banks need to get it right. Presently however, stitching together the complex components needed to construct a complete view of trade costs remains a considerable challenge for most banks.

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Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (Summer 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (Summer 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (Summer 2014)

We are delighted to share the Summer 2014 edition of Capco's monthly Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter, developed by industry experts in our European Regulatory Monitoring Team. The intent of this newsletter is to provide you with a regular update on some of the most important regulatory changes - along with a Capco view on the implications of these changes.

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The Business Case for Nearby

The Business Case for Nearby

Agile. Accessible. Affordable.
The Business Case for Nearby

With its blend of enhanced expertise and greater proximity, Capco's NearBy capability offers broad and deep professional experience and excellence, based conveniently close to the major European centers. "Success for Less". In responding to the industry challenges and opportunities that face them today and tomorrow, financial institutions are discovering that agile, cost-effective and expert support is NearBy.

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Capco NearBy Center - Bratislava

Capco NearBy Center - Bratislava

Capco NearBy Center - Bratislava

We need new ways of working, even if the challenges we face are no longer entirely new. In the global financial services industry, what was once "the new normal" is no longer new. In fact, we believe there is one dominant feature that defines the industry landscape: permanent, rolling transformation.

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Change is the New Risk: Will Change Run the Bank?

Change is the New Risk: Will Change Run the Bank?

How to create and capitalize from 'sweepChange' in your organization
Change is the New Risk: Will Change Run the Bank?

"It’s confusing, what’s going on with Wall Street right now. News is rife with cost cutting and massive lay-offs as revenues continue to fall due to low market volatility and drops in trading volume. Yet, the pressure to invest and spend is unrelenting as a result of the continuously strong S&P, generally favorable market conditions, the possibilities of emerging technologies, and the continuous regulatory mandates. This pressure to invest and spend is feeding banks’ appetites to continue to grow professionals who can strategize, visualize, communicate, and implement massive Change Programs. Cut costs or invest? How can a financial institution simultaneously do both?

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Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (June 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (June 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (June 2014)

We are delighted to share the June 2014 edition of Capco's monthly Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter, developed by industry experts in our European Regulatory Monitoring Team. The intent of this newsletter is to provide you with a regular update on some of the most important regulatory changes - along with a Capco view on the implications of these changes.

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Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (May 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (May 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter May 2014 Issue

We are delighted to share the May edition of Capco's monthly Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter, developed by industry experts in our European Regulatory Monitoring Team. The intent of this newsletter is to provide you with a regular update on some of the most important regulatory changes - along with a Capco view on the implications of these changes.

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Recovery and Resolution Transformation (RRT)

Recovery and Resolution Transformation (RRT)

Transforming your transformation: Identify strategic responses through recovery and resolution
Recovery and Resolution Transformation (RTT)

Regulatory impact will inevitably lead to transformation. The challenge - and the opportunity - is to go “beyond compliance”, shaping and managing transformation to produce a strategic, commercial and customer focused response.

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Act Now or Pay Later

Act Now or Pay Later

Don’t let payments fail to fulfill their true potential
Payments at a Glance

It’s a familiar idea. Now, the combination of falling revenues and mounting costs – along with ‘non-traditional’ competitors – makes it an imperative. But how, in practice, do you equip this veteran cash cow to face the challenges and exploit the opportunities that lie ahead? Discover how you really make payments pay.

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Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (April 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter (April 2014)

Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter April 2014 Issue

We are delighted to share the April 2014 edition of Capco's monthly Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter, developed by industry experts in our European Regulatory Monitoring Team. The intent of this newsletter is to provide you with a regular update on some of the most important regulatory changes - along with a Capco view on the implications of these changes.

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The Relevant Bank

The Relevant Bank

The Relevant Bank

The great opportunity now for banks is to become – and remain – relevant: to their customers’ needs, aspirations and preferences. Doing this effectively will require vision. It will also take courage to make big decisions boldly. To explore the journey to relevance download the paper.

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Wealth Management’s Digital Revolution

Wealth Management’s Digital Revolution

Relationship Banker: Journal of Product and Pricing Lifecycle Management, Spring 2014
Wealth Management’s Digital Revolution

Be they brokers, investment managers or private bankers, the wealth industry was built on the construct of delivering service through a trained and qualified professional. A key aim of regulators has been to protect consumers – in particular, retail investors – from various forms of abuse at the hands of this professional. As such, the industry’s regulatory frameworks have focused on regulating the activities of that trained, qualified professional and the institutions in which he or she works.

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Hybrid Value Chains in Financial Services (Abridged Version)

Hybrid Value Chains in Financial Services (Abridged Version)

Abridged Version: Time for a new contract between banks and Social Enterprises to create shared value
Hybrid Value Chains in Financial Services (Abridged Version)

Has the time finally come for a New Contract between Banks and Social Enterprises? Social Enterprises are proven, legitimate business partners. Banks must engage with them. This paper explains the rationale for multi-national banks to create a new ‘contract’ with Social Enterprises; to incorporate them into their commercial value chains as providers of new customers, platforms, technologies, products and services. The ideas advanced here have been originated from a social change perspective by Ashoka and subsequently discussed and developed in association with Capco.

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Hybrid Value Chains in Financial Services (Extended Version)

Hybrid Value Chains in Financial Services (Extended Version)

Hybrid Value Chains in Financial Services (Extended Version)

Has the time finally come for a New Contract between Banks and Social Enterprises? Social Enterprises are proven, legitimate business partners. Banks must engage with them. In our latest white paper, in association with Ashoka, we argue that Social Enterprises are now ready to support banks fully, as an integrated and trusted part of their value creation and delivery chain. Find out more.

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Wealth Management Transformation

Wealth Management Transformation

Creating a strategy and business target operating model for the global marketplace
Wealth Management Transformation

Increasing demands from developed-nation investors and growing wealth in emerging markets are presenting new business opportunities for investment firms. But many challenges accompany those opportunities. To become global leaders, financial companies need to rethink how they operate. This Capco white paper discusses the dimensions of a business target operating model (BTOM) that addresses the priorities of today’s high-wealth clients.

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Regulatory Change – Don’t Struggle to Keep Up. Get the Power to Stay Ahead.

Regulatory Change – Don’t Struggle to Keep Up. Get the Power to Stay Ahead.

Introducing Regulatory Monitoring – RegMo – on the basis you really need it: “RegMo as a Service”
 Regulatory Change – Don’t Struggle to Keep Up. Get the Power to Stay Ahead.

Where Regulatory Change is concerned, do you get all the information you really need? Even more important, do you get the right information at the right time? Regulatory initiatives are non-negotiable. They impact business models and processes significantly. They oblige market participants to take rapid action in pursuit of compliance. And they are here to stay.

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OTC CCP – The temperature is rising

OTC CCP – The temperature is rising

Successful treatment is diagnosis driven and future focused
OTC CCP – The temperature is rising

OTC CCP – Prevention now is (much) better than cure later.


Derivatives clearing is undergoing a major operation: global transformation. You need to stay healthy and ahead of the game. How do you achieve the best prognosis?

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T2S: The impact will be comparable to SEPA. It’s time to understand the implications and the choices.

T2S: The impact will be comparable to SEPA. It’s time to understand the implications and the choices.

T2S: The impact will be comparable to SEPA. It’s time to understand the implications and the choices.

Now is the time to acquire deep understanding of the changes brought by the T2S solution, their strategic implications and their likely impact on your transformation and implementation roadmap. For T2S it is critical to understand what actually lies in scope, what is not in scope, and how any gaps will impact ability to reduce back office complexity and cost. Find out more.

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Recovery and Resolution Plans – RRPs

Recovery and Resolution Plans – RRPs

Recovery and Resolution Plans – RRPs

RRP preparation should not be approached exclusively as a ‘compliance issue’. It is a source of deep structural insight, real future-proofing and vital competitive advantage. With 39 affected credit institutions, around 200 days left to prepare (and counting) and one unique approach required for each organization, it’s time to match urgency of preparation with total clarity of outcomes. Find out more.

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Better, Faster, Cheaper: Performance Engineering and Testing as a Service

Better, Faster, Cheaper: Performance Engineering and Testing as a Service

Helping you achieve cost-effective, reliable application performance
Performance Engineering and Testing as a Service

The need for performance engineering and testing is usually driven by business and technology events such as an acquisition, development of a new application, legacy modernization, or core system conversion. A properly conducted performance engineering exercise minimizes the risk of production downtime and builds confidence in the organization’s ability to meet service levels and uptime requirements. But performance testing and engineering can be difficult in the technology environment of a financial services company, a complex ecosystem of solutions and stakeholders.

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Each issue of the monthly Capco Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter provides regular update on some of the most important regulatory changes – along with a Capco view on the implications of these changes.