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Buyers' market - single-dealer portals and courting the online client

19 October 2009  |  17209 views  |  0 Source: Finextra handshake


10 Nov. 2009



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Today's economic environment is not the only factor driving the increase competition between banks. At the opposite side of the spectrum from the sub-microsecond, high-frequency trading world, banks are developing single-dealer portals in order to outrun the competition.

These portals offer clients a more personalised and holistic investment experience. Generally they are built using Rich Internet Application (RIA) tools such as Silverlight from Microsoft, Flex from Adobe or Ajax.

In order to examine the development of single-dealer portals Finextra and Caplin Systems offer a free webcast that looks at how the financial services industry is leveraging RIA technologies and creating a more full service customer experience.

The video is now available to view on Finextra. You can download the webcast replay here.

What are single-dealer platforms anyway? How are rich internet platforms involved in the development of client portals? What benefits do single-dealer portals bring to banks and clients alike? Where does the industry stand on building in-house versus buying ready-made platforms from existing technology providers?

These questions are discussed and debated in a special roundtable webcast featuring some of the industry's top experts in client interfaces and internet technologies.

Register now to hear a spirited debate between our panel or experts:

  • Kevin Houstoun, chairman at Rapid Addition (moderator)
  • Xavier Alexandre, global head of e-Commerce at UniCredit
  • Paul Caplin, CEO of Caplin
  • Stephane Malrait, global head of eCommerce at Societe Generale 
  • Kevin Bourne, managing director, eEquities, HSBC

Participants will see streaming video of the panels and speakers. To view the webcast you need a Flash-enabled Web browser.

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