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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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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? ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read more

There is nowhere to hide from regulators determined to drive Wall Street trading toward total transparency, and the last round of industry fines is a wake-up call to action. On June 4, 2014 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined major banks (including Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Merrill Lynch), $1 million each for failing to submit complete and accurate, detailed information concerning trades performed by the firms, and for their customers, warning that failure to correct the problem could, in no uncertain terms, lead to suspension or expulsion from the securities industry. ...read more