Cloud Computing Adoption Curve and Risks in Institutional Financial Markets

March 2018

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Cloud computing is an attractive opportunity in capital markets in terms of cost management and effective service delivery. With 29 out of 30 Global Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs) reporting a cloud partnership, the rest of the industry without a cloud solution will soon follow.

While cloud services offer advantages, there are open questions about what should go in the cloud from a capital market perspective: can cloud services be as fast as dedicated networks? Is there a level of client sensitivity that would preclude some information moving to a public cloud versus a private cloud? These and other questions are still being defined to identify the right solution mix.

This report has been written for business, product development and technology managers at financial services firms to understand the state of cloud adoption in the capital markets industry. The expectation is that most, if not every, banks and large asset managers, as well as most mid- sized firms, have or will soon have a cloud strategy. The next step is to use the cloud for what it can do best while maintaining non-cloud solutions for their own perceived benefits.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Cloud Computing in Capital Markets Today
  • Cloud Providers and Revenue Growth Trends
  • Case Studies of Industry Adoption
    • – The Most Popular Cloud Providers for Big Banks
  • The Cloud Risk Profile and Maximizing Efficiency
  • About the Author
  • About Finadium LLC

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