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A new era of technology enabled financial risk management (Part 1)

In this series of blogs, we will focus on four transformative technologies with emerging risk applications that can help banks and financial institutions grow profitability and protect the enterprise. Each technology is at the start of an enormous adoption growth curve, and has been the subject of intense discussion. In this edition, read how these […]

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The cloud advantage: Three approaches for implementing cloud for risk management

Compared to traditional data centers, I believe that cloud computing has several characteristics that make it an attractive platform for risk management. First of all, the compute requirements for risk management can vary over time. Cloud provides the ability to scale up resources during peak periods and scale them back down when they are not […]

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Embracing the future of fraud prevention in the multi-(cloud) verse

Riddle me this? What do a large Australian bank, a leading U.S. financial payment solutions provider, and a major New Zealand bank all have in common? They all have recently deployed or will soon be deploying the IBM Safer Payments fraud prevention solution on their preferred cloud infrastructure – IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]

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Understanding alternative assets and the challenges of managing their risk

Why alternative assets Unless one has been in a Rip Van Winkle-style cryogenic state over the past few years, it would be hard not to notice the shift in asset allocations toward “alternative assets” for investment portfolios of buy side institutions. There are several reasons behind the tilt. Pension and Insurance funds suffered from the […]

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Embracing disruption at Bank Innovation Ignite with IBM

In the financial services industry today, industry leaders are focused on leading their organizations into the future: Reshaping the customer experience with new business models supporting an integrated ecosystem-based marketplace Digitally transforming operations, operating models and technologies to compete in a changing industry structure Optimizing risk, compliance and security These leaders are forming new partnerships—with […]

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Address financial crime and high costs with IBM Cloud Private

In the beginning of the cloud computing era, “private clouds” promised the scalability, flexibility and manageability of public clouds, combined with the security and control of on-premises data center environments. But some early private clouds, in fact, were neither private nor clouds. Over time, however, such offerings matured and firms like IBM have led the […]

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Financial services live at IBM Think 2019

This blog has been updated to include video replays of live sessions at IBM Think 2019 and presentation pdfs when available. Read below to find session materials related to financial services. Welcome to Think 2019 in San Francisco, CA! This week the conference begins, and I hope you’re booking plans to engage with the great […]

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Hot banking sessions at IBM Think 2019

With such a great lineup of education and activities for financial services leaders at IBM Think from February 12-15  in San Francisco this year, planning your agenda will be tough. While there is a great array of banking-specific sessions from which to choose, the sessions below are highly recommended. These sessions include financial services leaders […]

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Top banking and financial markets blogs in 2018

It is that time of year when we do an annual review of the blogs our readers viewed the most on our Insights on Banking blog. Looking at the top five blog entries of 2018, we see that using technology to meet the ever-increasing scale and rate of regulatory change is top of mind for […]

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Risk management in the cloud: A strategic imperative

For financial institutions, the benefits of moving away from legacy in-house systems to the cloud are obvious. A cloud environment offers financial institutions greater speed and agility than their current environments. But while mobile devices give us great power and convenience, they also create new security and privacy challenges. Financial institutions face a similar dilemma […]

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How emerging tech can drive world-class banking customer experiences

At Money 20/20 in Las Vegas last month, IBM’s first Chief Digital Officer Bob Lord sat down with McKinsey’s Dan Stephens for a fireside chat on emerging technologies that can enable differentiated, magical experiences in the financial services industry. When Stephens asked Lord where he felt financial institutions should start to make momentum with change, […]

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