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November 21, 2012

Ovum: Additional IT Investments Likely in Financial Markets During 2013

The still-challenging global economy and increased level of U.S. regulations will likely lead to additional IT investments by financial markets during next year, according to a new study.

Research firm Ovum (News - Alert) said the markets will need to comply with the regulations, which in turn will increase some technology spending in 2013. An example of the regulations that Ovum is discussing is the controversial Dodd-Frank Act in the United States. The law affects various industries, including the energy sector, TMCnet said.

The sectors that will increase in importance include risk analytics for credit, market, operational and liquidity risk, the study said.

“Market participants are in a search for more risk-averse business strategies and easier regulatory compliance,” according to FTSE Global Markets.

Also, businesses will need “in-memory” technology for large amounts of data at high speeds associated with risk management and reporting, the study adds. Client services will be important, too, and businesses will need to provide information on how portfolios are going. The information will be offered to mobile devices, and to other formats... Read More


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