risk management

IBM OpenPages in the Leader’s quadrant of 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management

IBM OpenPages is again in the Leader’s quadrant of the new 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management (IRM). This recognition is the latest in a landmark year for IBM OpenPages. In May 2018, IBM proudly accepted two distinguished RegTech Awards – for “Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance” and “Best Regulatory Alert Management Solution”. In […]

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How to gain and keep the digital trust of your clients

If you managed a restaurant, would you eat there if you knew the staff dropped food on the floor? Many times, security professionals working in the financial sector find themselves in the same situation. They can manage environments and keep them up to regulatory needs, but they aren’t always capable of finding highly motivated bad […]

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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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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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In conversation: Laura Polak and Christophe Delaure

Innovating AI in user experience (UXD) to empower the first line of defense The potential applications of rapidly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) across industries continues to dominate the headlines. Opportunities for smarter solutions and more efficient applications present decision-makers with new choices in their technical strategies. One area includes the role of AI in Risk […]

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Jefferies makes huge savings and keeps investors sharp with market data from IBM

With global interest rates at a record low and increasing levels of regulatory scrutiny touching every aspect of the financial sector, competition is getting fierce for Prime Brokerage firms like Jefferies LLC. For over fifty years, we’ve been providing clients with a wide range of financial products and services that encompass investment banking, equities, fixed […]

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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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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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Countering financial crimes with IBM Watson and cognitive solutions

RegTech has ushered in a new era of optimism for financial institutions. It’s now possible to leapfrog manual compliance processes and keep pace with regulatory change by employing advanced capabilities including cognitive computing. Promontory Financial Group, an IBM subsidiary that specializes in risk management and regulatory compliance, has trained Watson on regulatory content. Watson also has started to […]

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How eSecLending found a smart way to cut data costs and boost risk insight

Smart financial services companies know that risk analytics isn’t just about meeting regulatory requirements – it’s about gaining a competitive edge. By giving decision makers more insight about the markets they trade in, the counterparties they trade with, and the portfolios they manage, you can help them outthink the competition, reduce exposure, and optimize the […]

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