Forming the Future of Finance

Innovating & Participating in Financial Services
Capco is a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry. We deliver innovative solutions in banking, capital markets, insurance, wealth and investment management and finance, risk and compliance. As the pressures of regulation, cost reduction, and customer expectation grow, we design, build and operate technology for specific operations and entire organizations.
We collaborate closely with our clients, equipping them to better meet the challenges of today, while preparing them to exploit tomorrow’s opportunities. Through our hands-on consulting resources, we go beyond strategy. We provide the necessary technology architecture and implementation that well positions our clients to transform and to achieve operational excellence, manage IT complexity, better understand, predict and control risk and develop practical and productive responses to regulation.
Our industry-wide participation is ongoing, through the respected Capco Institute and Journal. With its academic and practitioner insights, the Institute continues to address challenging issues and to evolve innovation and capability, in an environment of ever-increasing competition and change. From the vision that our deep industry involvement provides, through to successful delivery, we remain proud that, with our clients, we are forming the future of finance.
 

The irresistible rise of Corporate Sophistication? What is Corporate (financial) Sophistication? Why does it matter? And what, if anything, can banks do about it?

The utility model, still in its infancy in banking, but already mature in other industries, offers a solution to cutting costs by ‘mutualizing’ them.

Digital & mobile banking are the next big thing according to advisors & clients. But is it really where Swiss banks want to go and should it be a priority?

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Capco Institute

As we publish this 40th issue of the Journal, it’s fair to say that the intervening years have witnessed some of the most dramatic events in the history of finance, business and technology, including the evolving crisis that started in 2007.

Although many of these events were unpredictable to say the least, we have always put innovation at the heart of our agenda. In issue 1 we predicted that “the true impact of the internet on businesses must be recognized... [its] primary impact has been to reduce barriers to entry significantly and, consequently, to curtail the ability to maintain competitive advantage over the long term.”

We continue in this pioneering spirit in the 40th issue where financial transformation is the main topic.

Published by Published by Prof. Damiano Brigo, Editor and Dr. Peter Leukert, Head of the Capco Institute     October 28, 2014

Capco Blog

I've blogged before about how firms should find a way to let employees be themselves at work. Although, as one kind reader pointed out, that doesn't further the inclusion agenda if being yourself means working in a way that excludes others! Fair point. I buy into this vision. After all, it's one I created, spearheaded and have very publicly sponsored both within my firm and externally. But recently I got to thinking. If I care about inclusion (and I do) and I am passionate about disruption (which I am) how come we aren't disrupting diversity?

Published by Isabel Naidoo     February 27, 2015

Newsroom

Capco, the global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, today announced the appointment of Ian Bentinck as Partner. His focus is on extending the recent ongoing growth of the firm’s capital markets practice which has a strong heritage and continues to expand. Bentinck will support clients in challenging today’s outdated business models and guide them through the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

London, December 01, 2014

Innovate or adapt? Strategies for the next wave of digital banking. Innovation remains a buzzword in banking. But how realistic are genuinely innovative strategies? In more cautious times since the financial crisis, isn’t it wiser to adapt in an incremental way to new regulation, competition, and customer requirements? We believe both innovation and adaptation are required.

Published by Prof. Damiano Brigo, Editor and Dr. Peter Leukert, Head of the Capco Institute     April 14, 2014

“What’s keeping financial services executives awake at night?” In today’s demanding market conditions the question at the heart of our annual EMEA survey is more relevant than ever.

What do customers want? Is it time to change the business model? What about the headcount?

Published by Rick van Esch     February 24, 2015

Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Rose as a Partner to its growing UK team. Based in London, Jonathan has a strong track record in financial services with previous experience including senior roles in banking and as a Partner at a large international consultancy. At Capco he takes responsibility for the creation and delivery of new business propositions across the banking sector.

London, October 05, 2014