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The future of regulatory compliance converges at IBM RegTech Europe

A common assumption in risk and compliance is that financial institutions typically have to spend more to meet their regulatory obligations. While this has been mostly true for decades, regulatory technology, regtech, offers a new path forward for financial institutions who are seeking to manage their compliance requirements more efficiently and effectively. To achieve this, […]

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It’s getting expensive not to be compliant

Banks around the world are continuing to be penalized heavily for their inability to meet with ever-changing and complex financial regulations. Regulatory fines imposed in 2017 alone proved this to us in many ways. For example, financial intelligence regulator Austrac handed gaming giant Tabcorp a fine of AUD 45 M (USD 35 M) for non […]

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Re-think risk and compliance at IBM RegTech Europe

As we enter a new year, uncertainty in the risk and compliance landscape is as evident as ever. The amount of regulations and pace of change continues to be overwhelming. To proactively respond to this uncertainty, financial institutions assume that the only way for their organization’s to reduce risk and improve compliance is to spend […]

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Mastering the paradox: How a bank CEO can invest in the future and cut costs today

Let us pose a question: How does a financial institution cut costs today and manage compliance, while still spending on the future? One answer: Move to the cloud. This paradox is explored as we discuss how new technology architecture can drive value for financial services companies as well as how to map the transformation journey […]

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Fostering the financial technology infrastructure of tomorrow

Imagine a scenario in which opacity and complexity have been removed from the financial services industry. Anyone with an idea of how we might conduct business better and more efficiently, be it in wealth management, lending, insurance, or payments, could bring it to life with ease. Entrepreneurial individuals could find all the tools they need […]

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On credit-augmented market risk analysis

Many investors appreciate occasional bond rallies throughout their financial year. They may not all welcome the ongoing presence of low long interest rates as much (see Fig. 1). In such markets, low coupons and yields offered by top issuers may not be well suited to the refinancing of liabilities. Exploring the credit spectrum For fund […]

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How Promontory and IBM are reshaping financial services through AI

The one constant in every compliance professional’s life today is an abundance of pages. Thousands upon thousands of often complex and intellectually challenging rules, regulations and policies that dictate the boundaries of how financial institutions behave. Whether it’s the Dodd-Frank Act, which spans more than 22,000 pages, or MiFID II, which is quickly approaching the 15,000 […]

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The five biggest technology trends affecting FinTech today

Two years ago, I wrote an article on the 6 biggest trends in FinTech. Looking back, I’m happy to say that there has been significant progress in all the areas. A year after that, I wrote Everyone is Talking about APIs to discuss a trend that, at the time, was new to the industry. In […]

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Building a strategy for CAT preparedness

One of the most exciting and intriguing financial services regulatory dramas is playing out right before our eyes. Concern over regulators getting hacked. Trepidation of exchanges to store highly personal, financial information on every equity trader in the markets. A battle of who will foot the bill for the largest trade depository in history! You […]

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Payments provider SIBS and IBM announce a cognitive solution to combat fraud

The changes we see in the global payments landscape, driven by innovative technologies, are fundamentally changing the industry, but they come with a brand new set of challenges. Over the past decade, sophisticated fraudsters have learned to rapidly scale up their attacks, making them more skilled at exploiting payment systems. The same technology that has […]

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Option-embedded bonds on the cloud

For institutional investors and risk managers alike, low-yielding interest rate environments represent a challenging investment landscape, in which option-embedded bonds have long represented a return opportunity, with additional risks to consider. A straight bond typically offers investors a fixed coupon paid annually, and a redemption cash-flow paid at maturity. In absence of credit considerations, this […]

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