compliance

IBM Algo FIRST becomes IBM FIRST Risk Case Studies

In the continued evolution of the IBM Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) product line, I am pleased to announce that effective today, Algo FIRST (FIRST) is rebranded to IBM FIRST Risk Case Studies. Algo FIRST was acquired by IBM as part of the Algorithmics acquisition which took place in October 2011. During its time at […]

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The Thomson Reuters and IBM Exclusive Breakfast Briefing, Oct. 2, 2019 in Toronto

How do compliance professionals manage more than 57,000 regulatory alerts in one year? IBM OpenPages with Watson recently had the opportunity to join host Thomson Reuters for a morning of regulatory compliance thought leadership to explore this very topic. The day began on the 29th floor of Thomson Reuters client center bringing together more than […]

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IBM OpenPages with Watson named one of 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice

This is a great moment for IBM. IBM OpenPages with Watson has been named one of the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Integrated Risk Management Solutions. We are incredibly proud of our customers continued input into our offering, especially in our most current release of OpenPages with Watson v8.1 as discussed in my […]

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The challenge of managing hundreds of daily GRC alerts

Today we are inundated with alerts, breaking news, celebrity scandals and what their neighbor had for lunch.  The feeds are not limited to one medium; your computer, your television, your phone, your tablet and now even the watch you wear on your wrist. The flood of data that comes in can bury a person. How […]

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GRC is everyone’s business

In my May 2019 blog, “Has GRC Reached Its Tipping Point? Observations From The Front Lines”, I described a set of common patterns that are driving business initiatives in Governance, Risk & Compliance. These highlighted that: Organizations are transforming their GRC frameworks, They are driving to realize greater benefits from already significant GRC investments, and […]

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IBM in “Leaders” Quadrant of 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management, fourth report in a row

Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the tools and insights that help them meet their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) needs, and we do so, by leveraging the innovation of IBM within a single ecosystem. It’s gratifying to see IBM once again positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2019 Gartner […]

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IBM named “Financial Crime Product of the Year” and “Best Vendor for Innovation”

While there is no prize for stopping financial crime (though, arguably there should be), occasionally there is recognition for being an integral and pioneering part of the overall financial crime management effort. Today, IBM has received recognition by Risk.net for both “Financial Crime Product of the Year” for IBM Safer Payments as well as “Best […]

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Stemming the AML compliance crisis

When it comes to AML compliance, or the lack thereof, the financial industry is having rough year. A number of money laundering schemes have come to light, including the $8.8 billion Troika Laundromat, which have exposed or implicated a large swathe of the industry. Despite wide talk of deregulation, penalties from Office of Foreign Assets […]

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Model governance comes to fraud detection

Payment fraud detection has always had a bit more latitude than its counterparts in anti-money laundering, customer due diligence and even trade surveillance compliance. Unlike the latter areas, fraud prevention is an area not as heavily governed by regulations or specific rules of what a financial institution should or should not allow. It is obviously […]

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Has GRC reached its tipping point? Observations from the front lines

As a products organization, we have the good fortune of working with exceptional clients, industry analysts, market research teams and business partners. Through our many daily interactions we have been witness to a wave of patterns forming that are changing the face of governance, risk and compliance (GRC). This wave suggests the organizations have reached […]

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IBM and Thomson Reuters join forces to simplify how financial institutions tackle regulatory compliance challenges

In the financial services industry in the United States, one thing remains constant – change.  Whether policy makers are encouraging deregulation, or increasing regulatory requirements, regulatory change has been a constant.  As recently as two weeks ago, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced proposed tailoring of prudential standards for FBOs, following on similar tailoring for […]

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