Wherever you sit or whatever job you do, you’ve just witnessed the biggest change to the financial services industry in living memory. A wave of regulations, the growth of emerging markets, and revolutionary technologies are not only reshaping the financial services industry; the very pace of change has become quicker. It creates big challenges for organizations. But, with big challenges also come big opportunities. I personally find it to be a very exciting time. We’re helping our customers capitalize on the opportunities presented by change by helping them increase transparency and efficiency and better leverage networks.
For example, our wholesale finance customers are under a lot of pressure to meet evolving regulatory requirements and accurately measure and report risk. From stress testing to data consolidation to complex calculations, we’re helping our customers capitalize on the changes in regulations. We’re helping them achieve greater transparency into their risk exposures and to create a better risk practice across and at all levels of the organization.
At the same time, improved speed and performance remain the very essence of achieving efficiency. With faster speed and better data management becoming more critical for traders, for example, algorithms and market data are taking center stage. We’re providing financial institutions with multi-asset, multi-market capabilities; award-winning algorithms, and cost-effective market data.
In the space of consumer finance, mobile networks are transforming how our customers service their clients. We’re providing more and more of our solutions on mobile applications, to help our customers connect with their clients across the spectrum of wealth, at any time, in any part of the world.
By embracing the evolution happening all around us, we’re helping our customers capitalize on change in wholesale finance, consumer finance, and corporate liquidity. At the end of the day, change ultimately creates huge opportunities for customers to differentiate and grow their businesses.
When you think about changes in the finance industry, what do you think of first? The impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act and liquidity issues? The move of OTC derivatives to central clearing? Or the rise of the emerging markets and new wealth in the BRIC countries?
We look forward to continuing the discussion on many of these topics online on our TEN web site as well as at our live SunGard City Day events around the world. Please join in the conversation, we want to help you capitalize on change.