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Financial crime in finance: Unlocking communications to find hidden risks

FINRA and other regulators have informed firms of their expectation to adopt practices of “heightened supervision” to isolate high-risk brokers and activities, including those who have previously committed financial crimes. In the past two years, FINRA has released guidance to strengthen controls on high-risk brokers and further indicated it would be an ongoing priority. In […]

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What’s new in IBM GRC and OpenPages v8.0?

Over the past year, the discussion of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) has continued in stories related to financial services and other sectors. Headlines related to improper conduct, fraud, infringement of privacy data have all contributed to industry re-examining the meaning of GRC in today’s business environment. The argument that non-financial risk must be approached as […]

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Innovating in the open: How the changing GRC landscape inspired IBM GRC’s latest releases in 2018

This past year brought governance, risk and compliance (GRC) to the center stage. Organizations in financial services and other sectors witnessed an increase in “airtime” given to risk and compliance issues at the board level. Stories of improper conduct, and new regulations on data protection and privacy such as GDPR, continued to dominate the business […]

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Removing friction and fraud from P2P payments

With new payment rails often come unpredictable threats, and likewise the need to help customers adopt these products easily. A balance is required between adequate reliability and security without impacting the customer experience. In the emerging world of person-to-person (P2P) payments, establishing a frictionless (and “fraud-less”) experience is even more critical, since a bad experience […]

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IFRS 17 adoption: Its impact and best practices

International Financial Reporting Standard 17 (IFRS 17) is expected to come into effect in January 2021 (though the IASB, the governing body, has tentatively agreed in Nov 2018 to postpone adoption to January 2022). Applicable to the insurance sector, it is regarded by most companies and consultants as one of the most significant changes to […]

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Driving innovation in risk management: Financial risk APIs designed and engineered for the cloud

Today, most banks and other financial institutions use the internet as one of the primary ways of interacting with customers. For example, online banking and customer portals allow clients to access services without visiting a physical location or even talking to a person. While other industries are moving beyond the use of the internet as […]

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Three fundamental shifts in financial crime investigations

Financial institutions globally are awakening to the fact that regulatory technology will drive the next wave of innovation in their approaches to understanding and stopping financial crimes. From attempted money laundering, to account takeover, to insider trading, institutions are paying attention. But for some in the financial industry, the idea that these technologies can solve […]

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Taking a proactive stance on conduct risk with real-time, AI-powered risk analytics

In many cases, one of the most significant operational risks organizations face today doesn’t come from fraudsters or cybercriminals—it comes from their own employees. Collusion, insider trading, mis-selling, intellectual theft and sales malpractice are just some of the ways bad actors can take advantage of their employer’s good reputation and subvert it to their own […]

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How next-generation technologies are transforming governance, risk and compliance

Today, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is being transformed by not only rapidly-evolving regulatory standards and growing costs of non-compliance, but also by the clear and present need for greater GRC adoption/engagement – by the first line of defense – while delivering added value by empowering business users. A new IBM white paper – Transforming […]

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Where is the financial services industry in the digital transformation journey?

At the 2018 Money20/20 US conference, the event brought over 10,000 people together and hosted speakers from start-up disruptors to incumbent financial institutions, and everything in between. IBM was there in full force. And I had the pleasure of hosting a panel of CEOs three mornings in a row. See the IBM at Money2020 playlist below for some of the […]

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Uncovering hidden risks behind mirror trades

Recently, financial institutions have come under fire for a not illegal, but potentially suspicious form of investing. And while not especially complex in its execution, this scheme exposes the lack of insight and oversight across large institutions, especially institutions that operate across different geographies. Of course, I’m talking about mirror trading. ‘Mirror trading’ is a […]

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