Capital Markets

Capital Markets firms are adopting AWS in order to discover new opportunities, re-think and re-design operating models, and implement cost-saving measures that increase efficiency. The results include accelerated go-to-market, strengthened security, enriched customer experiences, and better data-driven decision-making.

Nasdaq migrates its growing data warehouse to a more modern data lake architecture

Case studies

DTCC

DTCC is all in on AWS, running more than 20 workloads in a regulated environment that demands resilience, secure storage, and industry-wide collaboration

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Vanguard

Vanguard chooses AWS to help modernize its traditional, heavily virtualized tech stack, big data platforms, monolithic applications, and a PaaS running microservices

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Wellington Management

Wellington Management executes a multi-year strategy to exit all of its physical data centers by migrating commercial and custom applications

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Broker dealers operating in the U.S. must begin reporting order data to FINRA’s Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) by May 20, 2020 and can now simplify their network architecture quickly and securely using AWS PrivateLink.

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Use cases

  • Grid Computing
  • Data Lakes and Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Machine Learning
  • Grid Computing
  • Grid Computing

    Capital Markets firms turn to AWS to extend their on-premises grids to the cloud or build cloud-native grids. They can right-size compute for risk and stress testing (FRTB and CCAR), trading strategy development, and portfolio management. The result? More accurate risk insights, stronger alphas, faster responses to regulatory changes and market events, and accelerated time to market for new products and services.

    AQR Capital

    AQR Capital processes more than 75 years of compute workload to identify investment signals without worrying about the resources needed, cost, security, or timing

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    Citadel

    Citadel builds a new analytics system to better handle ever-increasing computational needs and bursty workloads, saving up to 90% in costs with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

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    Standard Chartered

    Standard Chartered reduces the cost of its risk analysis grid computing solution by more than 60% by using Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, AWS Lambda, and Amazon RDS

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    TIBCO

    TIBCO creates a 1.3 million vCPU grid on AWS using EC2 Spot Instances and TIBCO GridServer for FRTB compliance

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  • Data Lakes and Analytics
  • Data Lakes and Analytics

    The scale and agility of AWS data lakes make it easy to aggregate data from multiple sources, building a foundation to leverage big data analytics. By breaking down on-premises data silos, Capital Markets firms can ease regulatory reporting, improve transaction surveillance, and deepen business analytics.

    Nasdaq

    Nasdaq migrates its data warehouse to a more modern data lake architecture

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    Vanguard

    Vanguard replicates data to the cloud and creates an engineering team to tackle microservices and big data workloads

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    AWS Partner Network

    AWS Partner Network solutions help financial institutions collect, store, process, analyze, and share data

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  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation

    AWS is where financial data providers and consumers meet to build new market data applications. Capital Markets firms need simplified access to and management of traditional market data as well as alternative data without complex networking and infrastructure. Cloud provides easier, faster delivery to their AWS environments and beyond such as data sets not yet available natively on AWS.

    FINRA

    FINRA selects AWS as its cloud provider for the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT), which will allow regulators to improve securities market surveillance across U.S. markets and trading venues

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    T. Rowe Price

    T. Rowe Price shifts away from monolithic architectures, developing a sophisticated segmentation model for retirement customers typically only differentiated by age

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    AWS Partner Network

    AWS Partner Network solutions help financial institutions accelerate their business transformation

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  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning

    AWS offers the broadest, deepest set of machine learning (ML) services, which enables Capital Markets firms to drive digital transformation. Improved portfolio management, algorithmic models, and analyses of alternative data power the trade life cycle, while easier onboarding and personalized recommendations enhance customer experiences. Behind the scenes, ML increases process automation across risk, compliance, and pricing.

    Coinbase

    Coinbase develops a machine learning-driven system that recognizes mismatches and anomalies in sources of user identification to take action against potential fraud

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    Moody’s Investor Services

    Moody’s Investor Services builds a viable end-to-end machine learning platform in 4 weeks to predict a rating using only publicly available data

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    Siemens

    Siemens leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning on its journey to reshape today's investment due diligence process

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    Vanguard

    Vanguard uses Amazon SageMaker and its implementation of key controls in a highly regulated environment to build a secure machine learning environment

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Benefits

Modernize disparate legacy systems for improved agility and scale

A global view of investing is critical to Capital Markets firms in a competitive and changing landscape, and AWS helps them enter new markets faster, achieve greater operational flexibility, and significantly lower costs.

Meet rapidly changing customer behaviors and expectations

As price points for trading and investments quickly approach zero, Capital Markets firms are leveraging AWS to differentiate service by personalizing recommendations in real time.

Drive business growth by harnessing data and innovation

AWS delivers the capacity and scale Capital Markets firms need to mine decades of historical data and ever-growing alternative datasets for new signals as they intensify the search for alpha during a time when passive investing is on the rise and growing AUM is essential.

Build with confidence on the most secure, compliant, resilient cloud

Capital Markets firms can rapidly provision infrastructure on AWS to increase responsiveness to changing market conditions, including unexpected volatility, unique regulatory requirements, and evolving threats.

Compliance and Security

AWS understands the unique security, regulatory, and compliance obligations financial services institutions face on a global scale. From infrastructure to automation, financial services institutions have all the tools and resources they need to create a compliant and secure environment on AWS.

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Innovation

Meaningful innovation thrives on AWS. See how companies leverage AWS to build new experiences, get more value from data, and modernize IT and processes.

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