CURRENT MARKETS & OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH
Kx has been deployed for numerous use cases, initially based on the capture and analysis of market data. In recent years a broad range of capital markets applications has been developed, including market and trading surveillance, pre-trade decision making, post-trade reporting and liquidity management.
The Group provides a suite of services to its clients in the capital markets sector across the world, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. There is considerable scope for further growth in capital markets, both from gaining new clients and providing additional software and services to the existing client base.
Although financial services will to remain the dominant client sector in the medium term, the Group increasingly sees opportunities for its Kx technology, and applications built on the platform, in new markets outside finance.
The Group has identified digital marketing (MarTech), utilities, precision manufacturing, automotive, telecoms and the Industrial Internet of Things as markets that are particularly attractive. It has therefore invested in sales, engineering and R&D to target these markets, as well as forming partnerships and making acquisitions where appropriate.