Business, Belgian style
Belgian-born consulting firm Capco has a plan and it is sticking
to it. For 16 years, the firm has dedicated itself to being the
"transformation firm" for financial services. With offices in
over a dozen major financial centers around the globe, the firm's
2500+ employees have consulted on projects for the most prestigious
firms in the financial services industry. Capco's areas of
expertise lie strictly within the realm of the financial services
industry, with specialties in banking, capital markets, finance,
risk and compliance, global delivery, insurance, technology, and
wealth and investment management. Since 2010, the firm has been
owned by FIS, the world's largest global provider dedicated to
banking and payments technologies-over 90% of ATM transactions
carried out in the US are powered by FIS' technology.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Capco prides itself on its entrepreneurial spirit and culture of
innovation, and places its people at the heart of everything-being
a firm which is large enough to have high impact with clients, yet
still small enough to care about its employees on an individual
level. That isn't the only positive about the firm's size: it
affords the luxury of limited amounts of hierarchy and bureaucracy,
as well as almost constant employee access to the leadership team.
Accordingly, employees are empowered to "run" aspects of the
business and openly share their ideas and opinions with the
leadership team. Supporting that culture, Capco utilizes an online,
internal networking tool which serves as the primary communication
channel for all levels across the business. According to the firm,
the tool facilitates knowledge sharing, networking and interest
groups and helps to foster a culture of inclusivity and
collaboration. It also provides transparency around the roles and
type of work available, enabling consultants to apply for roles
through the site and proactively manage their careers with the
support of their career coach.
To further its innovation agenda, Capco recently added a new arm
to its business with the launch of BOLDROCKET.
In their first months of existence, rocketeers have looked at
projects as diverse as artificial intelligence in mental health,
re-inventing internal communications, and game changing around how
impulse donations are made to charity. Capco Chairman Rob Heyvaert
states that "BOLDROCKET is an attitude and a promise. It's about
what we can do, as individuals and collectively, to make the world
a little bit more wonderful."
The Capco Institute
The Capco Institute regularly publishes the award-winning
Journal of Financial Transformation, "dedicated to the
advancement of leading thinking in the field of applied finance."
The Journal is available online for free, and
has been recognized in many quarters for its expertise-including by
the American Economic Association, the European Finance Association
and the Social Science Research Network. It includes features from
some of the world's leading applied finance thinkers and
In addition to its publications, Capco and its parent firm FIS
are partners of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Partners from the
firm attend WEF events around the world, including the annual
meeting in Davos, which attracts some of the most illustrious
political and business leaders.
Capco in the Community
Capco is active in its communities around the globe from
pro-bono consulting work and fundraising events to mentoring
students and hosting work experience placements. Capco recently
launched a new Global Corporate Responsibility Program to enhance
activities in the local communities. The program offers support to
employees with their individual fundraising efforts to align with
their passions and interests and also enables employees to pitch
their ideas on how Capco can use the core skills within the firm to
change lives in its communities.
IN THE NEWS
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latest news updates from the firm.