Case study

Automating trade confirmations

How a leading global bank increased rates of straight through processing (STP) while reducing its risk and costs.

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The situation

Manual intervention creating operational risk

The needs and timeliness of the complex trade confirmations process are constantly evolving, leaving our client struggling to cope with its disparate legacy systems that couldn’t keep pace.

The increasing reliance on manual intervention introduced operational risk as inconsistencies grew, causing regulatory requirements to be unmet. 



Pain points


Manual intervention caused low STP rates for certain asset classes.


Inconsistencies in the trade confirmation process increase operational risk.


Regulatory requirements were unmet due to the use of legacy systems not fit for purpose.


Disparate legacy systems handle multiple asset classes.

Why was Xceptor chosen?


Different asset classes in different formats

With numerous asset classes to settle – from rates, credit, FX, and energy derivatives to equity derivatives – our client wanted a single solution that could handle all asset classes. 

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Take control of all your inbound and outbound confirmations processes in a single workflow.


Ingest data, produce documentation, escalate risks, and manage the indexing and return of confirmations in one standardised workflow across your entire business.


Integrate all trade booking platforms, market utilities and resolution portals.

A market leader in confirmations processing, Xceptor is trusted by some of the largest global financial institutions.

Our solution


Automation of the trade confirmations process across multi-asset classes.


Platform managed by the operations team, enabling them to implement rollouts and rules without the need for IT.

Version control

Our client has control to continuously improve process by refining rules on an ongoing basis.

Audit log

The audit tracking function increases control and reduces risk.



  • Multi-asset automation – Automated trade confirmations across rates, credit, FX, energy and equity derivatives.

  • Cost reduction – Lower costs for processing confirmations through reduced processing time and high STP.

  • Reduced operational risk – significant reduction in operational risk enabling our client to satisfy all regulatory requirements.

Head of Confirmations, Leading global bank


Using Xceptor we’ve been able to streamline our trade confirmations process, taking cost out of the business and establishing better control over our derivatives operations. The original project was completed in just a few short months creating a real value-add, and we have subsequently rolled our Xceptor to our South African operation.

Accelerate your trade confirmations process

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