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

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 existing labor-intensive processes. […]

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Have banks reached an AML compliance inflection point?

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 speed. I think […]

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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 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 innovative approach to […]

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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

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 29th on the […]

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How AI is redefining financial crimes detection technologies

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 established, organized and […]

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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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Using a big data approach to overcoming banking regulatory requirements

Asset liability management (ALM) and liquidity risk (LR) are top of mind for banks as the pressure from today’s regulatory environment heats up. Interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB) guidelines bring ALM analytics much closer to market risk standards and add more scenarios, so banks must dive deeper into the risks embedded in […]

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Redefining risk and compliance: IBM OpenPages with Watson

With the launch of OpenPages with Watson v8, IBM is continuing to build on its legacy of  industry-leading technologies for the financial sector. David Marmer, VP Offering Management, IBM GRC, offers insights into some key features of IBM’s latest milestone in governance, risk and compliance technology—showing how these innovations directly address long-standing industry needs—and empower […]

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