Business Architecture in Asset Management, Investment Banking, and Private Banking


The Investment Banking Market

How will Investment Banking look five years from today? Predictions and initiatives come thick and fast. Implement regulation, win back clients’ trust, evaluate and reinvent business models – inevitable issues one cannot ignore today. EKKONO helps you to find the successful way forward.

Investment Banking firms are facing fundamental challenges to their traditional business models in the markets they are engaged in – not least due to the fallout after the subprime mortgage meltdown of the years ’07 to ’09:

  • Constantly rising compliance and reporting requirements (internal and external) as well as the corresponding need to adapt risk controlling and data warehousing.
  • Realignment of existing business models, to comply with internal guidelines and requirements of clients, markets, and regulating as well as controlling bodies.
  • Increasing necessity of provisions to consolidate P&L and actively manage the balance sheet.
  • Implementation and efficient as well as effective use of new trading platforms (e.g. TradeWeb, Turquoise, Chi-X).
  • Growth in the usage of automated trading strategies (“Algorithmic Trading”).
  • Upgrading of in-house trading platforms concerning new asset classes, automation (STP, Matching, etc.) and services (e.g. market making and internal markets).
  • Increasing significance of a flexible, competent, and closely business-aligned IT department and architecture as competitive advantage.