The benefits of technology applied to existing processes making them more efficient or effective should be very practical. However, it’s easy to get lost in over hyped terms such as ‘fintech’, ‘peer-to-peer markets’, ‘crowdfunding’ and forget what the practical benefit is.
In this post let’s open up a few scenarios and walk through them step by step, to examine the applications of new technology in existing operations value chains and delve into the practical implications and value at different stages.
To set the context, let’s imagine a private market lender with interests in setting up a digitalization strategy for the longer term and position their bank as a leader in the modern financial services market. To achieve this, the lender plans to open a sector specific marketplace where they will originate and lead deals, and invite other institutions with an interest to maintain a regulatory compliant profile, gain access to deal room to diligence and follow deals, with the option to participate in the syndication of these deals as a co-investor. Ultimately bring down the cost of capital, increase distribution and elevate the lenders corporate profile:
- Opening Access for Capital Deployers
- Decreased Cost of Syndication and Deal Making
- Distribution Unlocks New Avenues for Growth
- Cost of Capital – Funding on Private and Capital Markets
We’ve delved into a few different areas of impact that digital platforms can have in a digitalization strategy when employed by an institutional client, such as an asset manager or private market lender. The applications and impacts of digitalization strategies can be very tangible, and we encourage our clients and partners to discuss them and how they can benefit their organizations, rather than the general trends of fintech.
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