Fintech Analyst Report - Issue 223

Sarah Mason

06 November 2020

Issue 223 of the Metia Fintech Analyst Report looks at developments in capital markets. First up McKinsey examines the performance of the capital markets divisions of regional banks while Aite looks at how capital markets firms are coping post Covid. Greyspark analyses the rise of automated trading, Greenwich Associates explores developments in bond trading and Celent looks at the impact of RegBI on client best interest. More broadly, IDC examines the blurring lines between banks and fintechs while Mercator looks at how younger shoppers are driving change in consumer payments.

McKinsey: A new approach for regional capital markets

Tech-enabled competitors and changing customer behaviour are putting the capital markets arms of regional banks under pressure. To succeed, they need a strategic agenda tailored to their needs.

Aite: Capital markets post-Covid

Covid-19 is the biggest challenge capital markets participants have faced since the 2008 financial crisis. How have they coped and what has been the impact on adopting electronic trading globally?

Greyspark: The rise of automated trading

The shift from voice to electronic trading channels has increased in 2020. Trading platforms are encouraging the adoption of automated trading tools, particularly auto-execution functionality.

Greenwich Associates: Fixed income trading

The infrastructure for trading corporate and municipal bonds has proved robust in a difficult 2020. Technology has transformed how bond dealers work but keeping relationships intact is imperative.

Celent: Reg BI explained

What are the core responsibilities brokers-dealers must take on with Reg BI? The client ‘best interest’ standard is changing the way financial products and services are offered.

IDC: Impact of fintech

The debate whether banks can be considered technology companies or fintechs become banks is ongoing. IDC provides an overview of the industry, analysing the trends and insights of 2020.

Mercator: Young shoppers driving change in payments

Mobile devices have become a hugely important part of the consumer shopping experience. Mercator unveils insights into payment behaviour patterns in-store, online, and via mobile.

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