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The IT Performance Secret Behind Instant Gratification in Financial Services

The expectation of instant gratification is unrealistic in certain contexts – not everything can happen with the click of a button. But the financial world is actually one industry in which instant gratification not only is the norm, but also fully justified. How can banks, hedge funds and stock exchanges live up to such a high bar?

There’s a belief floating around that too many people expect instant gratification 24/7 in all endeavors. Millennials get accused of expecting to start their careers at the top of the professional ladder. Companies such as Uber and Amazon make their fortunes on the promise of speedy, convenient fulfillment. This expectation is unrealistic in certain contexts – not everything can happen with the click of a button. But the financial world is actually one industry where instant gratification not only is the norm, but also fully justified. How can banks, hedge funds, stock exchanges and everything in between live up to such a high bar?