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Watson at Work at IBM Think: Meeting compliance through cognitive computing

Maintaining regulatory compliance is a daunting task. Up to 200 regulatory changes occur every day, varying from large scale regulation like Dodd Frank, to minute changes to the font and size of footnotes in regulation text. The cost of not being compliant is astronomical – since 2008, more than $50 billion in fines have been […]

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Fighting financial crime at IBM Think 2018

Regulatory pressure, in terms of policy changes and increased scrutiny, is forcing banks to seek technological changes and advancements to meet evolving regulatory and compliance requirements. This is resulting in financial institutions spending heavily on KYC, AML and surveillance solutions. IBM is committed to bring the newest and best advances in technology to tackle these […]

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Promontory Financial Group CEO on the future of RegTech

Gene Ludwig, the CEO and founder of Promontory Financial Group, recently sat down with Bloomberg Law in a wide-ranging interview to discuss his predictions for the future of RegTech, blockchain, and where he sees the markets going in the next three to five years. Promontory was acquired by IBM in 2016, and helps primarily financial […]

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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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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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