How Capco Helped An Investment Bank Leverage Real-Time Trading Flow Tools  


Our client had a vision to connect multiple internal data sources from within the business and merge them with critical real-time market data to power a new suite of trading flow dashboards. This cutting-edge idea would be constructed by leveraging the bank’s already significant investment within its own internal IT infrastructure to create a unified data source which would then be overlayed by bespoke, real-time data visualizations. The CTO found the ideal partner in Capco, as we were able to bring our innate digital expertise and deep capital markets domain experience, to establish the program and introduce a suite of tools into their sales and trading environment.  


More than ever before, a competitive advantage in capital markets relies on making faster, smarter, data-driven decisions. A bank must break down their existing data silos and create real meaning from the organization’s multiple disparate sources of data. When you add in the effects of the recent COVID-19 outbreak and mass migration to remote working, this has made dashboards that deliver readily available and easily understood information indispensable. 


Data can no longer sit idlily across servers and spreadsheets, it needs to be turned into information that is structured and ordered to provide an instantaneous understanding about what is happening within a potential chaotic trading environment. 

Capco used their expertise to: 

  • Embed a lean, agile team of designers, developers, and project management resources directly into the client’s technology team to seek out, identify and extract all relevant data sources 
  • Create initial plans to construct a web-based trade flow dashboard for Equities traders and Management within the Americas line of business 
  • Establish the necessary governance and approval processes for data inclusion in these informational dashboards 
  • Successfully execute all stages of the software development lifecycle. 

High quality of delivery and glowing reception of the initial work led to the creation of eight interconnected global applications that now encompass all lines of business, products, and services. Over time, the Capco team has grown to become an integral part of the client’s IT organization, acting as the primary change agent and app creation factory.  


Through the creation of this suite of digital applications, the front office has been able to realize significantly increased benefits for both traders and desk management in their day-to-day business activities. It is now easier to access tailored information including market color and trends. 

Applications have been designed and built in a manner that allows easy access and the same views across multiple devices and platforms. The solution is now available on every trader’s desk, smart phone and is also broadcast on global trading floor monitors helping guide the banks investment and risk management decisions each and every second of the global trading day. 

Solution benefits include: 

  • 200+ traders using the apps daily to discover new business opportunities that help drive revenue growth.
  • Traders and management are provided with deep market insight across all asset classes and regions that is not readily available from other vendor platforms 
  • Firm-specific data is merged with general market data to allow traders to make faster and smarter data-driven decisions  
  • The bank’s commitment to innovation on behalf of their clients is being constantly showcased 

Based upon Capco’s continued year-over-year delivery excellence, the client views Capco as their strategic partner of choice for designing and developing digital data visualization solutions. 

For more information on how Capco can combine Capital Markets domain knowledge with technology expertise to provide end-to-end solutions, please contact Richard Mlot.