FinTech

Why FIS chose IBM Safer Payments for payment fraud prevention

With new payments products surfacing regularly, unpredictable threats also continue to increase with these new platforms and services. Balancing the need for adequate antifraud measures without impacting the customer experience has never been more important. In the emerging world of real-time person-to-person (P2P) payments, establishing a frictionless (and “fraudless”) experience is even more critical since […]

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To energize innovation in financial services, take it outside

Financial companies have always been innovators. But in this age of digital transformation, innovation in financial services is more important than ever to stay competitive. Innovation processes, traditionally limited to product development, are now spreading throughout the entire organization. Many companies, however, are not yet well-positioned to reap the benefits. When researchers from the IESE […]

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Delivering differentiated business value with intelligent routing of payments

Innovative payment options today are driving competition and rapid changes in the payments industry. The payments business has started to embrace a more client-centric model as payments customers, both retail and commercial markets, increasingly demand new payment options such as real-time payments. Financial institutions serving these customers are looking at ways to offer flexibility and […]

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Understanding alternative assets and the challenges of managing their risk

Why alternative assets Unless one has been in a Rip Van Winkle-style cryogenic state over the past few years, it would be hard not to notice the shift in asset allocations toward “alternative assets” for investment portfolios of buy side institutions. There are several reasons behind the tilt. Pension and Insurance funds suffered from the […]

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AML is a global issue – are your risk controls global too?

Money laundering is an increasing global issue, often involving multiple countries, intermediaries and organizations. One needs to look no further than recent headlines concerning an Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist organization or a Malaysian government development company to witness this troubling trend. AML and sanctions risk in every corner of the world As the United States increases […]

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Get rid of the noise by streamlining your audit with IBM OpenPages

The internal audit program is critical to any organization that intends to provide efficient, compliant and safe services to its clients. Internal audit provides independent, objective assurance over an organization’s risk management, internal control, governance and the processes in place for ensuring effectiveness, efficiency and economy. It has proven to be a valuable tool for […]

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Stop money laundering with a proactive AML approach

The recently revealed $8.8 billion Troika Laundromat offshore money laundering scandal was a vast and complex deception. Not just a limited scheme, between 2006 and 2013 it facilitated fake trade deals, reinsurance fraud, tax evasion, hidden investments, a fuel pricing fraud scheme at Sheremetyevo Airport—and much more. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and […]

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Take a risk-based approach to compliance management

Please note the date of this event has changed. The new date is April 8th.  Senior executives at financial services institutions have expressed the need for a stronger link between compliance and risk as stories of improper conduct and regulatory require­ments for AML, sanctions, customer fairness, data protection and privacy continue to dominate the business […]

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Capital optimization for desk restructuring under FRTB

Earlier this year the Basel Committee published its final of the final (until further notice?) review of the capital requirements for market risk regulations, namely the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). It becomes effective in 2022, but banks should now, more than ever, implement the proposed changes in order to meet the deadline […]

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The top five challenges and opportunities for AI in RegTech

In the span of a just few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone from a niche, relatively abstract concept, to entwining itself in multiple aspects of our daily lives. AI has found applications such as how we avoid traffic while navigating the physical world, to how we search for products online, to how we interact […]

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RegTalk Podcast Episode 2: Engaging and empowering the first LOD with next-gen GRC

In a business environment defined by sustained market volatility and ever-increasing regulations, companies need the ability to integrate enterprise-wide risk management processes and multiple regulations. Continuing to use inflexible, non-scalable, disparate, and outdated siloed solutions is clearly not the way forward as it only increases cost without giving much visibility and control. So, how do […]

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