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Banks and Buy-Side Failing to Act on Benefits and Opportunities of Big Data

A new two-part report from GreySpark Partners shows that financial firms on the buy and sell-side are failing to effectively use Big Data technology to their advantage. Examining how Big Data technology is being used by banks and other types of financial institutions in 2016, the two sections of the study – respectively Big Data Technology in Investment Banking, and Big Data Use Cases in Financial Services – claim that, while Big Data solutions are increasingly being deployed by the companies to manage the voluminous amounts of structured and unstructured data that they hold, many of them are not using the technology effectively.

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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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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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