Just like our clients, we’ve felt the road bumps this past year as our industry experienced a rapid acceleration to a digital environment and incredible market volatility. With many people now working from home, it’s even more evident that manual and other outdated processes hinder progress and profitability. To address this, we’re working hard to help streamline and automate processes that will ultimately boost our clients’ bottom line.
In many ways, the pandemic accelerated the innovation journey. A recent Broadridge poll found a majority of financial services companies plan to accelerate implementation of next-gen technology strategies. At Broadridge, we call this investment journey The ABCDs of Innovation®, which refer to AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Digital. Through this effort, we are building solutions that leverage these powerful technologies to help clients apply them to grow their business more profitably while reducing complexity.
That drive for simplicity and efficiency, and the power of technology to transform capital markets, underlies all our work. Last year, for example, we launched a new corporate bond trading platform. Called LTX, it combines powerful AI with a new digital execution protocol that enables broker-dealers to significantly improve market liquidity, efficiency, and execution for their buy-side customers. And while we’re pleased with LTX and how it’s performing, we also see it as part of a larger story about new approaches to problem-solving.
Similarly, we’ve been working in the distributed ledger space for years and applying the technology to the repo markets to reimagine complex operational workflows in a pragmatic way. We have a solution that enables a new level of operational efficiencies, risk reduction and increased liquidity.
We’re also making significant investments in our core post-trade platforms to create ‘next-generation’ components that enable our post-trade capabilities to be packaged up into modular applications that are easily deployed, cloud ready, API and service enabled.
The most common themes I hear during my conversations with clients are how important it is to simplify highly complex technology platforms while also modernizing their technology stacks, and selectively incorporating innovative technologies that drive bottom-line benefits, scale, and efficiency.
At Broadridge, our strategic investments are deeply aligned with these themes.
In the coming months and years, we’ll continue to share our thinking through Capital Markets Insights and our other channels. I hope you’ll also reach out to us directly to tell us what’s on your mind and how we can help.
Thank you for your continued partnership and we look forward to our shared journey to what’s next.
President, Capital Markets