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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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Get rid of the noise by streamlining your audit with IBM OpenPages

The internal audit program is critical to any organization that intends to provide efficient, compliant and safe services to its clients. Internal audit provides independent, objective assurance over an organization’s risk management, internal control, governance and the processes in place for ensuring effectiveness, efficiency and economy. It has proven to be a valuable tool for […]

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Take a risk-based approach to compliance management

Please note the date of this event has changed. The new date is April 8th.  Senior executives at financial services institutions have expressed the need for a stronger link between compliance and risk as stories of improper conduct and regulatory require­ments for AML, sanctions, customer fairness, data protection and privacy continue to dominate the business […]

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Capital optimization for desk restructuring under FRTB

Earlier this year the Basel Committee published its final of the final (until further notice?) review of the capital requirements for market risk regulations, namely the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). It becomes effective in 2022, but banks should now, more than ever, implement the proposed changes in order to meet the deadline […]

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RegTalk Podcast Episode 2: Engaging and empowering the first LOD with next-gen GRC

In a business environment defined by sustained market volatility and ever-increasing regulations, companies need the ability to integrate enterprise-wide risk management processes and multiple regulations. Continuing to use inflexible, non-scalable, disparate, and outdated siloed solutions is clearly not the way forward as it only increases cost without giving much visibility and control. So, how do […]

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Holistic surveillance: Treating a business like family

If you’re a parent, you have most likely discovered the benefit of technology to help keep your children safe. Tech like video cameras can assure you your child has made it home from school, while apps can let you know your child’s location or notify you if they’re speeding while driving, or can even tell […]

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Answering unanticipated questions in financial risk: Moving from reporting to true analysis

It seems like just yesterday when complying with regulation was the end goal in itself. The bulk of these efforts were focused on simply churning out reports to keep regulators happy. There is a new and more complex reality now. Whether financial institutions and their risk systems are ready or not, those days of simple reporting […]

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The problem of calculating dynamic initial margin

The requirement for financial institutions to calculate dynamic initial margin is driven mainly by regulation. In 2017 the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched its Targeted Review of Internal Models (TRIM) project to assess whether the models currently used by banks comply with regulatory requirements and whether their results are reliable. TRIM states that banks need […]

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GRC is front and center at IBM Think 2019

Many financial services organizations are struggling to manage their risk and compliance exposure in the face of ever-increasing challenges. Massive volumes of regulations are being developed across global financial market segments. The risks are varied, the data sources numerous and the relationships between entities are complex. It’s simply too much for traditional processes and infrastructure […]

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Reimagining the first line of defense with next-gen GRC

The global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 brought a renewed focus on the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) processes within the financial institutions, who, not very long ago, viewed GRC as little more than a necessary evil – cost of doing business, which added little value. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, managing responsiveness […]

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RegTalk Podcast Episode 1: Accelerating innovation for AML compliance

With five U.S. regulatory agencies announcing their support and latitude on experimentation in the field of AML innovation, financial institutions are changing their mindset from one of “adequate compliance” to “compliance innovation.” But understanding where to begin this journey, using technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, process automation and natural language processing, as well as […]

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