Electronic Trading

Our subject matter experts have specialised in electronic trading from its inception in the 1990s; observing and implementing changes in this area across all asset classes. We have our own bespoke benchmarks and annual surveys in trends in electronic trading and eCommerce. Based on this, we have an unparalleled insight into e-trading from a strategic and technological perspective and can bring this to bear to help our clients with all aspects of electronic business, including client and exchange connectivity, single dealer platform strategy and execution, order and execution management and position management.

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Risk Management

GreySpark’s in-house expertise in financial risk is grounded in over 50 years of combined experience in the space, in both buy- and sell-side environments. With significant engagements in market, credit and operation risk areas, we have a solid broad understanding of the management of risk but, more critically, we remain at the forefront of current developments in risk management. Our particular expertise with pre-trade risk controls and conduct risk enable us to significantly bolster our client’s capabilities in the current regulatory climate. This, combined with our significant experience with regulations, and with technology and data, means we can advise our clients on the best ways to address regulatory risk through the application of best-in-class technology services at a time where regulators are more demanding and hungry for data.

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Payments

The global payments industry is evolving at a rapid pace. The GreySpark team has over 55 years of combined experience in all facets of payments including consumer and corporate payments, migrations, consolidations, issuing and acquiring.

Our team of experts work with international clients from inception through to implementation and beyond. Our hands on experience covers a variety of consumer and corporate payment innovations such as non-card scheme payments, NPP, the next generation of payments such as mobile and blockchain along with loyalty and reward implementations. Our team has all the necessary knowledge of payment industry regulations and certifications such as PCI, APCA, RBA, EMV, card schemes and EFTPOS

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Fin-tech Advisory

Technology and business meet at the nexus of all successful firms, particularly in the financial services sector. We understand how important it is for our clients to select the best technology, whether as part of an investment transaction, or in order to improve their business’s performance. GreySpark maintains a current and comprehensive view of the fin-tech marketplace which we employ to help startup tech firms enter the marketplace; to advise private equity houses on technology due diligence; and to advise our buy- and sell-side clients on the appropriate selection of technology.

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Digital Investment Banking

Since the launch of the first electronic execution tools for spot currencies over 15 years ago, e-commerce has grown to cover all asset classes. To support banks in efficient use of internal resources and in providing successful client-facing capabilities, GreySpark’s Digital Investment Banking services provide timely and actionable advice on constructing competitive e-capabilities. When devising a digital strategy we employ a multi-dimensional methodology that takes into account competitive drivers; current capabilities and constraints; target client segments; and asset-classs-specific business aspirations. This approach ensures we can build a vision, roadmap and target architecture tailored to each individual client we service.

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