• Evolving regulations since the 2008 financial crisis continues to have major structural and technological impact on the capital markets industry. With regulatory compliance becoming one of the biggest challenges for incumbent capital markets firms, the firms are collaborating with FinTechs targeting specific parts of regulations. The internet of things-including the cloud, big data and mobility- has completely altered how we do business. This newfound networked connectivity unveils a unique opportunity to capture operational data at the source to identify and predict future opportunities and risks, such as the impact of market volatility on one’s liquidity position. At the same time, technology is forcing CIOs in capital markets to rethink how they balance their time, priorities and resources. For example, the security of IT infrastructure remains a top priority for CIOs everywhere, but now, they are uniquely placed to be strategically closer to capital markets than ever before, and have a great impact on the company’s visions and finances. Moreover, Sell-side firms are investing heavily in enhancing their trading platform functionalities and analytics capabilities, along with improving their connectivity with global exchanges. A new equilibrium has emerged in terms of innovation, technology, industry structures, business models, financial structures, products, and remuneration. And we believe the right mix of all these is a must in every vendor offering IT solutions and software for the capital markets. Therefore, we bring to you a list of “20 Most Promising Capital Markets Solution Providers”. Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board, we believe these solution vendors can fundamentally and permanently reshape the capital markets landscape with the right mix of tools and platforms to ease the trading and investment dilemmas.