Microsoft exec outlines ambitious capital markets strategy

As banks take a cautious approach to generative AI, Bill Borden believes Microsoft’s “copilots” will prove transformative in the capital markets.

The term “smartphone” often conjures the image of an Apple iPhone, even though it’s but one of many options on the market. The same can be said for Microsoft’s place in the corporate world, as the word “inbox” equates to Outlook, “spreadsheets” means Excel, and “networking” evokes LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for more than $26 billion. That’s ubiquity.

But as Big Tech companies make further inroads into the capital markets—primarily through their cloud services: Amazon Web

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As spend on generative AI tools exceeds previous expectations, Max showcases one new tool harnessing AI to help risk and portfolio managers better understand data about their investments—while leaving them always in control of any resulting decisions.

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Senior executives across the industry tell Anthony that while having the right technical skills as a programmer or data specialist is important, the most desired qualities in new hires are curiosity and the ability to ask good questions.

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