IT Spending Trends in the Japanese Securities Industry: 2011

by KyongSun Kong,  Neil Katkov, PhD, December 21, 2011
Industry Trends


The Japanese securities industry continues to operate in a difficult environment. From natural disasters to manmade financial crises, the industry and its players have been forced to surmount one challenge after another. Celent forecasts that IT spending in the industry will grow from US$5.2 billion in the year ended March 2011 to US$6.3 billion for the year ending March 2015.

In this new report, IT Spending Trends in the Japanese Securities Industry: 2011, Celent offers a deep and incisive analysis of IT spending trends in Japan’s securities sector. While there are no grounds to expect significant growth in information technology spending in the securities industry, a number of areas will mandate investment to ensure future competitiveness. As such, Celent forecasts that IT spending will see solid growth across the Japanese securities industry, with a 4.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2014.

“Factors such as faster execution speeds, the proliferation of increasingly advanced mobile devices, and an emphasis on cloud computing can be expected to drive securities companies to spend actively on IT,” says KyongSun Kong, Analyst with Celent's Asian Financial Services group and coauthor of the report.

In this report, Celent analyzes market and IT trends in the Japanese securities industry and offers proposals and strategies to help securities companies and vendors better position themselves to capitalize on these trends in the future.

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally based analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is a wholly-owned operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC].

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Definitions of IT Spending




Securities Industry Business Environment


Securities Industry Business Trends


IT Trends in the Japanese Securities Industry


IT Spending Trends in the Japanese Securities Industry




Leveraging Celent’s Expertise



Support for Financial Institutions



Support for Vendors


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