Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) have launched Accenture Post-Trade Processing, a solution to help banks operating in Europe and Asia-Pacific reduce post-trade processing costs, adapt to new regulations and technology, and quickly and efficiently launch new products and enter new markets. The solution provides post-trade processing and technology services to support settlement, books and records, asset servicing, operational management and control, real-time data access and administrative accounting.
Accenture Post-Trade Processing, a strategic collaboration between Accenture and Broadridge Financial Solutions, combines Accenture’s global business process outsourcing capabilities and global capital markets industry expertise with Broadridge’s leading post-trade processing technology. Accenture and Broadridge have designed the solution to also accommodate other technology to support certain functions, such as reconciliations and corporate actions processing, which is provided by SmartStream, another key alliance partner of Accenture.
In conjunction with the launch of Accenture Post-Trade Processing, Accenture is also announcing that Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) is the first client of the solution. The Accenture Post-Trade Processing solution will be used to optimize and manage back-office securities processing for SG CIB. As part of the initiative, a number of SG CIB employees with post-trade processing skills relevant in more than 50 financial markets are expected to join Accenture.
“The global investment banking industry is at a crossroads, with regulatory, market and technological pressures changing the economics of the business and leading banks to fundamentally reassess their operating models,” said Bob Gach, global managing director of Accenture’s Capital Markets industry practice. “Post-trade processing plays a vital role in client service, but represents a significant and often stubbornly fixed cost for banks. Our new solution provides the efficiencies, scalability and regulatory capabilities in post-trade processing that can help banks rebuild their business models around more profitable services and differentiate them from the competition.”