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Embracing the Future of Investing
How the asset servicing industry must adapt for the digital future.
Justin Chapman, Global Head of Market Advocacy & Innovation Research,
Howard Rapley, Global Product Lead, Securities Services,
and Calvin Johns, Head of Technology, Front Office Solutions
Emerging digital infrastructures and the rapid digitisation of existing processes are fundamentally changing the asset servicing industry. The holistic nature of this evolution means that each step in the industry’s value chain will become increasingly astute, agile, collaborative and creative.
Against this backdrop, Northern Trust’s latest insights explore the step change the asset servicing industry must undergo to adapt for the digital future, and provide a vision of the future based on current technology and industry trends alongside Northern Trust’s own experience and innovation research.
- The asset servicing industry of tomorrow will be more efficient, transparent, and flexible, with products and services that are unimaginable today. Asset servicers will play a significant role in allowing investors and stakeholders to track data, manage standards and make decisions to create a more sustainable future.
- Whilst offering significant opportunity, the variety of new developments has the potential to create operational fragmentation, with industry participants having to navigate and manage multiple ecosystems simultaneously.
- This increases the need not only for a shared taxonomy and global approach in how emerging technologies are regulated, but also for flexibility and adaptability amongst partners, combined with a commitment to investor protection.
- In this evolving landscape, asset servicers will become a conduit for their client to a new digital world, navigating complexities and highlighting opportunities, while also maintaining their traditional safeguarding role.
Peter B. Cherecwich
President of Asset Servicing
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Digital Assets and Financial Markets
Global Product Lead, Securities Services
Head of Technology, Front Office Solutions
It is no longer a question of when digital assets will bring change, but a question of how.
Embracing the digital future - driving efficiency, transparency and governance.
Answering pressing questions on how the securities industry may look in 2030, the changing roles of participants and the potential benefits.