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Based on interviews with around 6,275 senior IT executives, Ovum’s ICT Enterprise Insights program answers key questions concerning enterprises’ needs at a country and industry level. This brief focuses on the top findings for the financial markets industry.


  • Ovum's 2016 ICT Enterprise Insights survey shows that transforming IT capability now sits alongside security as key IT trends for the industry.
  • Our survey shows that risk management and compliance systems remain ICT investment priority areas, with client-facing systems increasing in investment importance.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses key ICT investment priorities for 2016 of the financial markets industry globally.
  • Compares expected IT budget growth across financial markets lines of business.
  • Analyzes top findings from Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights program for the financial markets industry.

Key questions answered

  • What are financial markets institutions prioritizing ICT investment for 2016?
  • Where is spend being allocated across risk and compliance areas?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Risk and client systems will drive 2016 ICT spend growth across financial markets

  • Security remains a top issue, but financial markets institutions are looking to transform and modernize IT capability
  • Transformation is driving growth of ICT expenditure, particularly on corporate banking side
  • Risk and compliance remain investment priorities, with distribution and client servicing also key spend areas

Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights Program

  • IT and communications insight by line of business


  • Methodology
  • Author

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