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February 08, 2017

Accenture Completes Acquisition of InvestTech Systems Consulting, Expanding its Asset Management Consulting Capabilities

NEW YORK; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of InvestTech Systems Consulting, a market leader in investment technology systems-integration and consulting services that support many of the world’s largest asset managers and investment service providers. 
January 31, 2017

Accenture to Acquire InvestTech Systems Consulting Further Expanding Its Asset-Management Consulting Capabilities

NEW YORK; Jan. 31, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to acquire InvestTech Systems Consulting, a market leader in investment technology systems-integration and consulting services that supports many of the world’s largest asset managers and investment service providers. 
January 17, 2017

Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Investment Banks’ Infrastructure Costs by 30 Percent, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs for eight of the world’s 10 largest investment banks by an average of 30 percent, translating to $8 billion to $12 billion in annual cost savings for those banks, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and McLagan which is part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON).
January 16, 2017

Fintech Innovation Lab London Kicks Off Largest Programme in Its Five-Year History

LONDON; Jan. 16, 2017 – The 20 innovative startups chosen from among more than 300 fintech entrepreneurs around the globe who applied for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London represent the largest class in the London Lab’s five-year history. This year’s programme also received the greatest number of applicants, with increased interest from startups in the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, the Nordics and North America.
September 28, 2016

Accenture Launches New Cloud-Based Solution to Help Wealth Managers Comply with U.S. Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced a new cloud-based solution, Accenture Wealth Management Compliance Solution for Salesforce, designed to help wealth management firms comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule for advisers overseeing retirement accounts. The rule, effective April 2017, provides that advisers may not receive payments that create conflicts of interest.
September 20, 2016

Accenture Debuts Prototype of ‘Editable’ Blockchain for Enterprise and Permissioned Systems

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Sept. 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has created a prototype of a new capability that enables blockchain technology to be edited under extraordinary circumstances to resolve human errors, accommodate legal and regulatory requirements, and address mischief and other issues, while preserving key cryptographic features. The prototype represents a significant breakthrough for enterprise uses of blockchain technology particularly in banking, insurance and capital markets. 
June 23, 2016

New York Tops Silicon Valley in Fintech Venture Financing for the First Time

NEW YORK; June 23, 2016 – New York received more financial technology (“fintech”) venture financing than Silicon Valley for the first time during the first three months of this year, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City. 
June 23, 2016

Eight Innovative Startups Showcase Cutting-Edge Financial Technologies at Sixth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day in New York City

NEW YORK; June 23, 2016 – A select group of leading-edge financial services technology (fintech) companies demonstrated their products and services to dozens of top bank, venture capital and technology executives today at the sixth annual New York FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day.        
March 16, 2016

Compliance Function Pressured by Growing Business Demands, Regulatory Complexity and Lagging IT Architecture, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Mar. 16, 2016 – The ability of financial institutions’ compliance function to manage risk is being challenged by rising expectations for the function to play a stronger role in front-office processes, the increased volume and complexity of regulations, and a lagging data and technology architecture, according to a new compliance risk report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 17, 2016

Accenture Launches Blockchain Practice for Financial Services Industry and Enters Alliance with Digital Asset Holdings

NEW YORK and LONDON; Feb. 17, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched a specialized practice within its financial services group to help institutions implement blockchain technology in order to improve operational efficiency, security, and client service, as well as to capture new revenue opportunities.