NEW YORK – November 10, 2016 – IPC’s annual survey of financial executives attending the FIA Futures and Options Expo in Chicago in October 2016 found for the second year in a row that respondents plan to increase their technology spend over the next year to realize cost efficiencies, gain competitive advantage and manage compliance. IPC is a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community.
The survey found the top challenges financial firms see in 2017 are:
Two-thirds of respondents, of whom 85 percent are C-suite-level respondents, expect to increase technology spending in 2017.
Respondents indicated the top reasons financial firms plan to increase their technology spend are to:
Compliance with regulatory requirements is driving firms to make investments in managed services (41 percent), network infrastructure (37 percent), electronic connectivity (33 percent) and compliance oversight (25 percent).
Nearly 60% of those surveyed intend to deploy hosted solutions to support their technology infrastructure in contrast with 46 percent of survey respondents in 2015. Further, 54 percent of the respondents stated they are currently implementing cloud-based services in contrast to 45 percent of survey respondents in 2015.
The survey was conducted in-person at the 2016 FIA Futures and Options Expo on October 19 and 20, 2016. In total, 239 conference attendees were interviewed. For more information on our survey results click here.
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