Boston, January 19, 2012 – A new report from Aite Group identifies 10 trends that will impact the institutional securities & investments space in 2012.
Regulation—specifically in the derivatives space—will continue to significantly affect the industry in 2012. Additional regulatory initiatives around data management and collateral management may drive positive changes as more standardization is implemented industry-wide. Real opportunities for revenue exist in emerging markets and foreign exchange (FX), and the back office will see opportunity as settlement discussions are revived. Of course, nothing will affect the global capital markets climate of 2012 more than the tandem effects of the European crisis and the election cycle in the United States. Aside from those two events, the following topics constitute the basis for Aite Group's top 10 predictions for 2012:
• Derivatives regulation: Competition heats up
• Collateral management in the spotlight
• New opportunities in emerging markets
• The revival of straight-through and post-trade processing
• Data visualization innovation: The show-me state of trading
• Identification standards: Entities, instruments, traders, and … algorithms?
• New FX trading platforms: IT trends and opportunities
• Market structure changes in Europe and Asia
• OTC analytics: Adapting to changing fundamentals of securitized fixed income products
• The changing tide of global fund flows
This 34-page Impact Note contains 10 figures and one table. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download the report.