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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.
February 03, 2016

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Formicary, Strengthening Systems Integration and Technology Consulting Capabilities in Trading Systems Transformation

LONDON; Feb. 3, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Formicary, a leading provider of systems integration and technology consulting services for trading platforms in the UK and North America.
January 11, 2016

Accenture Names Alan McIntyre Senior Managing Director, Global Banking

NEW YORK; Jan. 11, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named Alan McIntyre to be senior managing director, global banking, effective January 6, 2016. In his new role, Mr. McIntyre will be responsible for Accenture’s banking industry vision and strategy, investment priorities, offering development and network of alliance partners. He replaces Juan Pedro Moreno, who will focus on his role as country managing director for Spain and geographic managing director for Spain, Portugal and Israel.
January 07, 2016

Accenture to Acquire Formicary, Expanding Its Expertise in Trading Services Transformation and OTC Markets Capabilities

LONDON; Jan. 7, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to acquire Formicary, a leading provider of consulting and systems integration services for trading platforms in the UK and North America. The acquisition will further strengthen Accenture’s capabilities in helping banks, asset managers, hedge funds and clearing organisations transform their trading technology platforms, enabling them to quickly and cost-efficiently adapt to market and regulatory change. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
December 15, 2015

Accenture Expands Capabilities in Asset Management with Acquisition of Beacon Consulting Group

NEW YORK; Dec. 15, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Beacon Consulting Group, a trusted advisor and management consultant to the North American asset management community. This acquisition significantly expands Accenture’s asset management consulting capabilities and enhances its ability to help global investment managers, institutional investors and asset servicers gain an edge in increasingly competitive markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
November 11, 2015

Banks Have a $380 Billion Market Opportunity in Financial Inclusion, Accenture and CARE International UK Study Find

LONDON; Nov. 11, 2015 – Banks can address an additional US$380 billion market in annual revenues by targeting micro-enterprises and bringing unbanked and underbanked adults into the formal financial system, according to a new report produced jointly by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), through Accenture Development Partnerships, and CARE International UK, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. 
November 03, 2015

Fintech Investment in Asia-Pacific set to at least quadruple in 2015, According to Report by Accenture

HONG KONG; Nov. 3, 2015 – Investments in financial technology (fintech) across Asia-Pacific skyrocketed in 2015 – from about $880 million in all of 2014 to nearly $3.5 billion in just the first nine months of 2015, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 29, 2015

New Breed of Banks Sweeps Efma and Accenture 2015 Global Banking Innovation Awards

AMSTERDAM; Oct. 29, 2015 – Efma, an association of 3,300 retail financial services companies in more than 130 countries, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have announced the winners of their third annual Global Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards for financial services. The program, jointly launched by Efma and Accenture, recognizes financial services firms for the most-innovative projects and initiatives in distribution and marketing.
October 28, 2015

Bank Boardrooms Lack Technology Experience, Accenture Global Research Finds

LONDON; Oct. 28, 2015 – A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found a drastic lack of technology experience in the boardrooms of the world’s largest banks.