Risk technology spending to hit $23 billion by 2013



7 November 2011

London - 7 November 2011: Compliance and integration to drive risk technology expenditure according to the sixth edition of Chartis Research's RiskTech100® report.

"There is a quiet revolution taking place in the financial services industry, where the disciplines of risk and finance are converging," comments Peyman Mestchian, Managing Partner of Chartis Research. He says that it is characterized by better alignment of the CFO and CRO and is leading to a re-think of organizational structures, business processes and underlying technology architectures.

While Mestchian says that regulation continues to play a major role in driving demand for risk technology, he also points to a trend towards "value-based compliance" moving away from the traditional "tick box" mentality.

However, the technology does not come cheap and Chartis estimates that in the financial services sector alone organizations will spend over $23 billion in 2013. Much of the expenditure is driven by the proliferation of regulations such as Dodd Frank, Basel II, Basel III and Solvency II.
M&A activity helped to improve the positions of some of the companies appearing in the RiskTech100® rankings. The top five places are occupied by IBM, SunGard, SAS, Oracle and Moody's Analytics. Geographically, the list of top risk technology vendors is dominated by the US, with 50 companies, followed by the UK with 18 companies, France with seven and Canada with four.

"Risk technology vendors are responding to new market demands for robust, more cost effective integrated solutions, through continuous product innovation and integration," Mestchian adds.

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