GreySpark Fin-tech Advisory Services

GreySpark understands how critical the application of technology is in today’s modern wholesale finance environment. For this reason, we make it our business to understand and monitor the fin-tech marketplace so we remain abreast of advances in financial technology vendor solutions. Our ever-growing pool of intellectual capital, in-the-field experience and wider market knowledge enables us to provide sound advice to potential fin-tech investors and customers. We do this by conducting technology due diligence exercises for potential investors; market-entry strategy definition and competitive analysis for tech startups; and vendor selection and target architecture definition for fin-tech customers.

Areas We Cover

  • Vendor Selection
  • Vendor Landscape Review

Service Offerings

  • Technology Due Diligence
  • Vendor RFI/RFP Execution
  • Competitive Assessment
  • Market Entry Strategy

Case Studies

25 March, 2015 in Capabilities: Business Operations & Organisation, Capabilities: Research & Strategy, Case Studies, Services: Financial Technology

Colocation of FX Trading Platform in New York

Key Facts: Client: French Investment Bank Function: Ecommerce FX Trading Asset Class: FX Geography: Global Duration: 12 Months Context and Objectives The client had embarked upon an investment on colocation…
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12 March, 2015 in Capabilities: Business Operations & Organisation, Capabilities: Project & Programme Delivery, Case Studies, Services: Financial Technology

Electronic Execution Systems – Risk Controls Assessment

Key Facts: Client: Australasian Investment Bank Function: Front-office trading, Compliance, Risk Technology Asset Class: Algorithmic Trading Geography: Asia Duration: 5 Months Context and Objectives Following a preliminary Pre-Trade Risk review…
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12 March, 2015 in Capabilities: Business Operations & Organisation, Capabilities: Project & Programme Delivery, Case Studies, Services: Financial Technology

Fixed Income Architecture Review

Key Facts: Client: UK Investment Bank Function: FinTech, Front-office and Business Transformation Asset Class: Fixed Income Geography: UK only Duration: 12 weeks Context and Objectives The Fixed Income markets are…
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12 March, 2015 in Capabilities: Research & Strategy, Capabilities: Technology, Case Studies, Services: Financial Technology

Market Intelligence Report Focused on Market Data Connectivity and Hosting

Key Facts: Client: Global Vendor Function: FinTech, Trading Technology Asset Class: Cash Equities, FX, Futures Geography: EMEA Duration: 4 weeks Context and Objectives The client wished to define their development…
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12 March, 2015 in Capabilities: Business Operations & Organisation, Capabilities: Technology, Case Studies, Services: Digital Investment Banking, Services: Electronic Trading, Services: Financial Technology

Bonds Trading Technology Strategy

Key Facts: Client: French Investment Bank Function: Trading, Sales, Technology Asset Class: Rates and Credit Bonds Geography: UK and France Duration: 4¬†Months Context and Objectives The bank was experiencing severe…
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12 March, 2015 in Capabilities: Technology, Case Studies, Services: Digital Investment Banking, Services: Electronic Trading, Services: Financial Technology

Rationalisation of FICC eTrading Platforms

Key Facts: Client: US Investment Bank Function: Trading, Technology Asset Class: Fixed Income, FX Geography: Global Duration: 6 Months Context and Objectives Following a recent merger, the client was operating…
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