Capgemini reports major 2017 trends in the capital markets industry which revolve around the impact of evolving regulations and the ramifications of new emerging technologies like Blockchain & robotic process automation (RPA) on market participants. Evolving regulations since the 2008 financial crisis continue to have major structural and technological impact on the capital markets industry. With regulatory compliance becoming one of the biggest challenges for incumbent capital markets firms, they are collaborating with FinTechs targeting specific parts of regulations.