Capital Markets Advisors

Turning Change Into Opportunity


Client Situation:

  • Global Investment Bank was focused on building out a comprehensive wealth management platform to target their growing client base with the goal of:
    • Enabling self-clearing and custody capabilities to address rapid growth, need for greater flexibility and more efficient processing to deliver superior client services.
    • Aligning potential self-clearing operating model with overall strategic initiatives.


  • CMA resources documented and evaluated potential approaches to grow the Private Bank’s operating model to perform self-clearing capabilities.
    • Defined a target functional segmentation and interaction model between various vendors and PB, documented key interfaces, and performed a gap analysis to identify key design requirements.
    • Analyzed current vendor capabilities and identified potential vendors as well as an internal solution leveraging the Investment Bank and Prime Services functionality.
  • In a subsequent phase, coordinated and facilitated the completion of the internal RFP response from PS and IB.
  • Assisted with due diligence and final evaluation and recommendation of vendor evaluation.

Key Benefits:

  • The project enabled the client to understand their business and technical requirements, evaluating existing and potential – internal and external – vendor solutions, develop the supporting business case and engage with the chosen vendor to mobilize the program.


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