Refocusing on growth: Top strategies

Increasing customer base in emerging markets

46%

Targeting new client segments in existing markets

43%

Delivering new multi-asset products

38%

Delivering new alternative asset products

35%

Strengthening 'mass customization' of funds

34%

If you prioritize modern technology and digital front ends, you’ll increase your chances of winning market share.

–Jennifer Hanes, SVP, Division Executive, Head of Go-to-Market, Capital Markets, FIS

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The biggest worry:
logistics and security of remote-working

To deal with this new reality and enable growth, buy-side firms must take action across three areas.



Modernize your RegTech

Remote working and new growth opportunities are prompting a renewed focus on RegTech. Buy-side firms are investing in new risk management and cyber-security technologies to ramp up security across remote-working environments and enable rapid, frictionless growth in new markets.

1






Which emerging regulatory and compliance
areas will you invest in over the next 12 months?


What you need is a clear RegTech strategy – one that can apply advanced analytics to risk analysis, fraud detection and surveillance.

–Tara Winters, Global Head of Capital Markets Managed Services, FIS

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Power operations
with the cloud and analytics

Almost all buy-side firms are increasing their reliance on managed cloud services. Many are also prioritizing analytics in the front and middle office. Both will be critical to enabling a flexible operating model that can scale and adapt as new risks and opportunities emerge.

2






 

98%

of firms are increasing reliance on managed cloud services

 

41%

are prioritizing more advanced
analytics in the front and middle office

Just

42%

of firms think their approach to
automation, scale and efficiency is highly effective



It doesn’t matter if you are a traditional or alternative asset manager, you know you need cutting-edge analytics to compete in today’s markets.

–Jason Baldesare, VP, Strategy, Capital Markets, FIS

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Move to managed services
for agility

Buy-side firms are following through on their 2020 intentions to shift to Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) models in the middle and back office. This will give them much-needed flexibility to scale up and down without increasing fixed costs, as well as access to deep expertise.

3






88%

plan to rely more on BPaaS for at least one middle- or back-office function



As buy-side firms accelerate their adoption of BPaaS, it will lead to new models that we’ve never seen before.

–Tony Warren, EVP Head of Strategy and Solutions Management, Capital Markets, FIS

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