Driven by increased regulation and amplified by political and shareholder pressure, radical changes in the international financial markets are resulting in a sea change in the front office trading activities of banks and other players in the financial market. To remain profitable, firms must scrutinise their business, product lines and even individual trades in order to assess their margins and offer competitive pricing.
Achieving the required levels of transparency with respect to capital, balance sheet and operational costs - and remaining in a position to assess influences purely based on forecasts – these are daunting prospects are worth every effort. By achieving the desired levels of pre-trade transparency and securing access to real-time management information and evaluations, firms stand to gain a clear competitive advantage over their rivals. Firms that fully understand their capital and cost base can fine-tune the business and pinpoint potential to streamline operations.