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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

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 headlines. In particular, there is a growing need for a smarter approach to meeting the […]

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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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Holistic surveillance: Treating a business like family

If you’re a parent, you have most likely discovered the benefit of technology to help keep your children safe. Tech like video cameras can assure you your child has made it home from school, while apps can let you know your child’s location or notify you if they’re speeding while driving, or can even tell […]

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Reducing costs of AML while still appeasing regulators

Reducing costs but appeasing regulators seems like an oxymoron, yet, many AML compliance and operations leaders are being asked to do just that. Several companies have invested a lot of money and time over the past several years to increase their level of compliance and ensure they are able to effectively identify and manage potential […]

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Answering unanticipated questions in financial risk: Moving from reporting to true analysis

It seems like just yesterday when complying with regulation was the end goal in itself. The bulk of these efforts were focused on simply churning out reports to keep regulators happy. There is a new and more complex reality now. Whether financial institutions and their risk systems are ready or not, those days of simple reporting […]

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The problem of calculating dynamic initial margin

The requirement for financial institutions to calculate dynamic initial margin is driven mainly by regulation. In 2017 the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched its Targeted Review of Internal Models (TRIM) project to assess whether the models currently used by banks comply with regulatory requirements and whether their results are reliable. TRIM states that banks need […]

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GRC is front and center at IBM Think 2019

Many financial services organizations are struggling to manage their risk and compliance exposure in the face of ever-increasing challenges. Massive volumes of regulations are being developed across global financial market segments. The risks are varied, the data sources numerous and the relationships between entities are complex. It’s simply too much for traditional processes and infrastructure […]

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