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A Framework to Evaluate and Prioritise Automation Projects

Broadridge's Martin Walker and Martin Seagroatt provide a guide to evaluating and prioritising automation projects in this article for Securities Finance Monitor.

A Framework for Evaluating and Prioritising Automation Projects

Automation is the new “big thing” in capital markets, but weren’t computers invented to automate the work of humans that would otherwise be done by people? Predictions of wide-scale replacement of people by systems are not remotely new. In capital markets, the historical trend has been for systems to supplement people, supporting greater volumes and more complex products. So what is different about the current wave of enthusiasm for automation compared to those in previous decades?