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The global financial industry becomes more complex by the day. Meeting the challenges of complexity demands the best, most innovative and actionable input. Capco’s Thought Leadership and leading-edge research is contained in our Journal of Financial Transformation and our wide range of White Papers and Points of View. Access a unique resource of academic and practitioner thinking and experience. It’s tomorrow’s best practice available today. Read More

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How to create and capitalize from 'sweepChange' in your organization

"It’s confusing, what’s going on with Wall Street right now. News is rife with cost cutting and massive lay-offs as revenues continue to fall due to low market volatility and drops in trading volume. Yet, the pressure to invest and spend is unrelenting as a result of the continuously strong S&P, generally favorable market conditions, the possibilities of emerging technologies, and the continuous regulatory mandates. This pressure to invest and spend is feeding banks’ appetites to continue to grow professionals who can strategize, visualize, communicate, and implement massive Change Programs. Cut costs or invest? How can a financial institution simultaneously do both? more

What if this was your final conversion? What if this was the last time your bank had to migrate onto a new system, because the system you are migrating to solves for all financial services protocols? You are entering the world of crypto-finance and before you pass this subject off as something that you don’t have to think about yet, be warned that there is a chance blockchains could change how the financial services industry works. Think about this: encrypted into each blockchain is everything you need to know about a trade, or a security, or a transaction. In one seamless, unchangeable string of coded information, all of the specifications a piece of financial information needs to speak to another piece of financial information are available, with embedded instructions on how to interact. Crypto currency is the masterpiece of single data entry and it could have huge implications for banks. If old, ah-hoc solutions and processes are broken, banks have got to open their minds to new possibilities. Let’s face it – transformation is painful and can be acutely felt across an organization. Could the adoption of crypto-protocols be the answer for banking systems? more

June 2014 Issue

We are delighted to share the June 2014 edition of Capco's monthly Regulatory Monitoring Newsletter, developed by industry experts in our European Regulatory Monitoring Team.

The intent of this newsletter is to provide you with a regular update on some of the most important regulatory changes - along with a Capco view on the implications of these changes. more

Passing the burden

The US is finally deciding to play catch-up with the rest of the world and begin working towards the adoption of the Europay, MasterCard, and Visa standard for secure payments (EMV). With the October 2015 liability shift looming and the devastating fallout from Target’s data security breach in 2013 the rollout of chip and pin securitization has shifted from neutral into drive. more