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IT Divisional Deep-dives

The benchmark provides a global cost and performance analysis by asset class using a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach. The analysis illustrates firms’ competitive IT positioning compared against global Tier 1, regional Tier 2 and a synthetic best-fit research groups.

Who is it for?

Heads of Strategy, Asset-class or Functional CIOs


Annual report


The product focuses on IT analysis in a business context for a particular asset class (e.g. Equities or Brokerage) or function (e.g. Finance or Operations).

Why do it?

The benchmark provides firms with insights into IT spend in a business context using revenues, operating expenses, business headcount and volumes at a granular level, in turn leading to actionable cost-saving opportunities by highlighting cost drivers and levers to help reduce spend within business lines.

What you get

  • Cost analysis including metrics, such as IT spend, ITCIR, IT$/OpEx, application development vs maintenance and infrastructure application hosting vs. end-user technology
  • Human resourcing strategy analysis by cost location (high/medium/low), contract type (staff/contractor/outsourced) and average cost per resource by location
  • Business context metrics such as revenues, business resource, business productivity and AUM
  • IT operating and fulfillment model comparison, e.g. looking at cross-asset synergies and ‘transversalization’
  • Access to member driven industry roundtable events covering a series of hot topics and industry best practices. Events are typically attended by member firms’ heads of Technology

Client commitment

Firms are required to submit extracts from their systems for the relevant data requirements in order to conduct the analysis. Expand will work closely with the client to map all costs to the normalized taxonomy framework used to compare the firm against peers.

Related products

The program can be used in conjunction with a group-wide analysis, which takes a top-down approach to IT analysis and presents information in a business context.

Next Steps

To find out more, please use the form below. Alternatively, contact your local office using the below phone numbers.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7337 2100


Tel: +1 (212) 913 9270


Tel: +65 6823 1460


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