As the capital markets begin a new year, they are facing the confluence of two storms: global macroeconomic volatility and geopolitical unrest and their threats to the global economy on one side, and the disruptive impact of emerging technologies on the other. Together, these forces pose significant challenges—as well as opportunities—to market participants.

In this white paper, Numerix Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Client Services, Satyam Kancharla, provides his view on these drivers of change and their implications for the current and future state of the capital markets.

Readers will gain insight into:

  • The volatile global macroeconomic and geopolitical scene
    • Monetary policy uncertainty and related interest rate risk
    • Trade wars and their potential impact on global economic growth
    • Brexit and the dislocation it could bring to the European capital markets
    • The shock the Middle East conflict could bring to the global economy
  • The emerging technology scene
    • How the electronification of structured products will soon emerge
    • How cloud applications are being used for business critical and market data functions
    • While AI is still a maturing industry, it is quickly gaining traction as an integral part of business processes across financial institutions

Mr. Kancharla also points out what it will take for firms to remain competitive in 2020 and beyond.


Mr. Kancharla, as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, is responsible for corporate strategy and currently heads the Client Solutions Group at Numerix. This group is responsible for Product Management, Financial Engineering and Business Analysis. Prior to this, he has served in various roles in Quantitative Software Development, Financial Engineering and Client Services at Numerix. Before transferring to Numerix in New York City, he was the CTO for Numerix Japan LLC in Tokyo, heading the Pre-Sales and Financial Engineering teams for Asia. Prior to joining Numerix in 2003, Mr. Kancharla also worked with Merrill Lynch and GE Capital in Quantitative Finance and Product Development roles.

He holds an MBA degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MSc degree in Applied Statistics and Informatics from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a BSc in Mathematics and Computers from the University of Mumbai.


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React, Adapt and Enact: The Catalysts to Capital Markets Transformation