RegTech

Driving the RegTech Revolution

Balancing customer expectations (and risks) in real-time payments

IBM RegTech Innovations. Riddle me this? Would you rather travel from New York to Los Angeles, hyperloop style, in half the time of flying, knowing that your safety is not assured, or sit aboard a conventional flight for 7 hours, knowing that you have chosen a statistically safer, though significantly slower, means of travel. Consumers […]

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Finding credit needles in the (market) haystack

Institutions invested in a broad range of corporate debt instruments can draw business benefit from adopting an integrated view of market and credit risks. These include the ability for risk analysts and fund managers to capture in a single environment, migration and default situations on top of yield curve shifts and spread widening impacts. It […]

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Innovative compliance technology is empowering end-to-end GRC

IBM RegTech Innovations. Regulatory change is growing in size and IBM’s innovative end-to-end GRC solution, powered by Watson, is enabling the financial services industry to meet this challenge. According to some studies, as many as 30,000 to 40,000 regulatory changes can occur in a given year, and they are projected to culminate into 300,000,000 pages of […]

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Intelligent AML: How banks use advanced analytics to achieve a compliance win-win

IBM RegTech Innovations. A few weeks ago, my colleague Sam Kalyanam discussed the challenge facing financial institutions regarding the way they conduct anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. They face an important decision: maintain the status quo, thereby adding to the swelling ranks of their AML compliance teams, or leap ahead by applying cutting edge techniques to […]

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Have banks reached an AML compliance inflection point?

IBM RegTech Innovations. Nearly two years ago Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, predicted that the demand for compliance analysts to meet the institution’s regulatory obligations would soon be leveling off: This has a Y2K feel about it – that is, we have to hire additional people because we have to get ourselves up to […]

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Can your risk engine keep pace?

As risk management stress tests have become commonplace to avert a crisis where a financial institution does not have the capital to meet their financial commitments, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has released a consultative document on stress testing principles and also a range of practices report on supervisory and bank stress testing, both at […]

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An innovative risk path beyond aggregation for finance: An interview with Peter Chirlian

IBM RegTech Innovations. IBM recently announced its acquisition of Armanta, a provider of aggregation and analytics software to financial services firms. Armanta’s technology platform allows financial institutions to aggregate data across multiple systems in near real-time speed.  We caught up with Peter Chirlian, CEO of Armanta, an IBM Company, to tell us more about Armanta’s […]

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Continuing the path to real-time payments innovation

Since the 1960’s, IBM has worked with banks to help simplify their payment operations by upgrading payment processes, integrating existing silos and renovating legacy systems. In today’s drastically changing payment landscape, banks now wrestle with implementing new real-time payment schemes while satisfying new regulatory mandates and the demands of industry bodies, customer and merchants. These […]

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Blockchain for KYC: Game-changing RegTech innovation

IBM RegTech Innovations. One of the best things about working at IBM—and in the RegTech field in particular—is meeting daily with the engineers and developers who are driving technological innovation in the financial industry. Consider, for example, the blockchain space. While blockchain’s decentralized, distributed-ledger technology is most popularly known as the basis for cryptocurrencies such […]

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IBM again a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management

IBM RegTech Innovations. When IBM acquired OpenPages in 2010, it was widely recognized as a pioneer and market leader in governance, risk and compliance software.  Initially founded in 2002 to address the opportunity created by the Sarbanes Oxley Act, OpenPages’ client adoption was so strong over the coming years that by 2005, OpenPages was ranked […]

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How AI is redefining financial crimes detection technologies

IBM RegTech Innovations. There is a quote in the most recent Star Wars movie, “The Last Jedi” that gets me thinking about innovation; ‘We are the spark, that will light the fire”. The Star Wars movies, books, games and mythos is a masterfully woven tapestry telling the tale of a little guy triumphing over an […]

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Demystifying AI for risk and compliance

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a new idea. From autonomous vehicles to spam filters, AI is affecting our lives and the way many companies do business. A recent explosion of AI applications is taking place in financial institutions, particularly in the area of risk and compliance.  Some may see this as a no-brainer, but […]

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