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A New Generation Of Drop Copy Data Management Systems Are Emerging

A new whitepaper from GreySpark Partners explores how a new generation of technology vendor drop copy data management systems are emerging in 2016. Compared to the drop copy systems built in-house by trading firms for internal and client reporting trade reconciliation and risk management purposes, the new generation of drop copy data management systems are specifically designed to assist buyside and sellside trading firms expand the ways in which they can use drop copy data for regulatory reporting purposes.

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Digital Transformation Reshaping Wholesale Investment Banking Models

A new report from GreySpark Partners explores the digital transformation that the wholesale investment banking business model is facing, and which resembles a real industrial revolution for the sector. The report “Digital Transformation of Investment Banking” examines the influence of regulations, buyside institutions, the competitive landscape and technology innovation in driving this revolution, which ultimately will cause banks to become more reliable manufacturers of financial products and services, adopting leaner and more efficient business models.

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All-to-All Spot FX Trading is a Reality in 2015

A new report from GreySpark Partners shows how all-to-all (A2A) trading has become a reality in the spot FX market over the past year. This significant change in the structure of the spot FX market highlights a trend in which both dealer-to-dealer (D2D) and dealer-to-client (D2C) venues are altering their trading models so that they can offer buyside firms and banks access to many different types of currency liquidity pools.

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Benefits of Achieving Compliance with BCBS 239 Outweigh Costs for Banks

GreySpark Partners has opened a new office in New York, its first significant presence in the United States, to increase its footprint in a key market and continue support for its US clients. Founded in 2009, GreySpark has rapidly expanded its reach globally and it has now over 85 consultants delivering projects in multiple countries, with New York being the newest hub after Hong Kong, Sydney and Edinburgh. This move gives GreySpark a firm footing in the region, as the US market continues to generate interesting opportunities but is also going through new challenges posed by regulators and the increased.competition.

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GreySpark Partners Expands With New Office Opening In New York

GreySpark Partners has opened a new office in New York, its first significant presence in the United States, to increase its footprint in a key market and continue support for its US clients. Founded in 2009, GreySpark has rapidly expanded its reach globally and it has now over 85 consultants delivering projects in multiple countries, with New York being the newest hub after Hong Kong, Sydney and Edinburgh. This move gives GreySpark a firm footing in the region, as the US market continues to generate interesting opportunities but is also going through new challenges posed by regulators and the increased.competition.

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Bank Usage of Blockchain Applications Poised to Grow in the Future

The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases

A new report from GreySpark Partners examines how a large number of investment banks and exchanges are experimenting with usage of the blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in 2015. The report, The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases, highlights how these experiments are supported by software applications that are being developed by a raft of financial technology start-up companies based in Europe and the US, and how usage of the blockchain by banks is poised to increase in the future as applications for DLT become more widespread.

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Equity Trading Houses Return to Profitability but Must Evolve Businesses

A new report from GreySpark Partners shows how investment bank equities trading businesses are returning to profitability in 2015 after a sustained period of declining revenues following the onset of the financial crisis. However, in order for those businesses to remain profitable in the future, the report argues that banks must choose between the operational costs and demands associated with running a global equities trading franchise versus running a business that is focused on meeting the needs of specific types of clients on region-by-region basis.

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GreySpark study: Investment Banks Must Implement Conduct Risk Strategies

Investment banks globally must begin implementing measures to offset the risk that they could be fined by regional or global regulators for employee misconduct, according to a new research report from GreySpark Partners, a capital markets consulting firm. These risks also extend to regulatory fines and legal costs resulting from organisational misconduct ranging from illegal trading activities to corruption and other forms of illegal or scandalous behaviour.

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Data-driven approach to e-commerce essential for Banks looking to Improve Services and Increase Profitability, Reveals New Report from GreySpark Partner

A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading London-headquartered capital markets consulting firm, explores the latest trends in investment banking e-commerce. The report, Trends in E-commerce 2014, highlights that banks, in order to remain competitive, should adopt cross-channel e-commerce solutions that employs scientific data analysis to improve client services as well as the bank’s own profitability from facilitating their client’s trading activity.

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Buyside Firms Increasingly Trade FX with other Buyside Firms in Bank-to-Bank Venues

A new report from GreySpark Partners, a London-based capital markets consultancy, has found that buyside firms are increasingly accessing spot FX liquidity by trading with other buyside firms within trading venues that were previously considered bank-only platforms. The report, Trends in FX Trading 2014, shows how recent growth in the level of e-trading in the flow FX space is leading to the creation of new, all-to-all (A2A) market structures that could one day spread into other instrument classes like FX options and non-deliverable forwards

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Importance of User Experience Design Increases as Single-bank Trading Platforms Evolve

New research from GreySpark Partners, a London-based capital markets consultancy, examines the evolving role of UX design as a competitive differentiator in the design of SDP trading systems. This comes at a time that investment bank clients demand UX to be a prerequisite to the systems that they use. The report, UX and Software Development in Banking, is published in partnership with London-based UX consultancy, Tobias & Tobias.

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