FIS and Waters Technology Report Developing a Unified View of Risk: Bridging the Risk Divide Between the Front and Middle Office

This report is based on a survey conducted by FIS and Waters Technology in early 2016 which polled investment and risk management professionals from organizations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions about the challenges currently faced in these markets. It highlights the importance of bridging the divide between the front and middle office and how investment firms have begun to recognize there is great value, beyond compliance, in the vast amounts of data currently being collected for regulatory purposes. When harnessed for internal use, this information can be used to improve investment decision-making as well as to satisfy external requirements from regulators and investors. Respondents discussed the current state of their organizations’ risk management systems, future plans for change and the drivers behind these plans.