Digital Transformation: Assessing Sellside Digital Maturity


The Massive Gap Between Aspiration & Execution

This report assesses the digital maturity of commercial and investment banks through the the use of GreySpark’s Delta-X methodology. Scores for 15 Tier I and Tier II CIBs across the five fundamental pillars of digital investment banking support provide insight into the overall status of digital maturity in the industry as well as more specific, granular assessments.

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The nature of commercial and investment banking changed substantially in the post-financial crisis period, driven by new regulations, competition, client demand and innovation. Sellside institutions began undertaking digital transformation processes a decade ago, most of which concern themselves with front-office technology renewal and process automation. A meaningful re-thinking and re-orientation of CIB digital services offerings is challenging, and bank decision-makers often lack insight into their institution’s progress in transitioning to digital investment banking models.

This report addresses this knowledge gap around the state of digital transformation efforts through the Delta-X sellside maturity assessment methodology, measuring five distinct pillars to compile a single score describing overall progress across quantitative and qualitative categories:

  • culture;
  • core technology capabilities;
  • distribution;
  • manufacturing; and
  • data asset management.

Published on: 12 Jun, 2019

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  • 1.0 Why Digital Maturity Assessment
    • 1.1 Drivers of Change
    • 1.2 The Key Challenge in Pivoting to Digital Business Models & Service Offerings
  • 2.0 Delta-X: Scope & Methodology
    • 2.1 The Five Pillars
    • 2.2 Scoring
  • 3.0 Delta-X Assessment Results
    • 3.1 Overall Findings
    • 3.2 Culture Pillar Findings
    • 3.3 Core Technology Capabilities Pillar Findings
    • 3.4 Distribution Pillar Findings
    • 3.5 Manufacturing Pillar Findings
    • 3.6 Data Asset Management Pillar Findings
  • 4.0 The Need to Do Better
  • 5.0 Appendices
    • 5.1 Appendix A – The Delta-x Sellside Digital Maturity Assessment Survey
    • 5.2 Table of Figures

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