Opinion | The role of fintech in shaping the future of capital markets4 min read 30 May 2019, 10:49 PM IST
Financial technology solutions, once seen as a threat, are now being adopted by asset markets to improve their operations
Capital markets are at an inflection point. Fintech innovations are disrupting and re-imagining their functioning like never before. This is true across primary and secondary markets, including those for equity and bonds. Access to capital is no longer limited to public platforms. Traditional forms have given way to new-age platforms such as crowdsourcing, private capital (exchanges) and social investments. If one looks at the recent fintech innovations, these have broadly been in the areas of technology (business use cases), talent (new skill sets), and transparency (speed and availability of information).