regtech

Are your compliance levels at floor or ceiling?

Study shows that RegTech delivers relief from burdensome manual processes – 90% of respondents use or are expanding use of RegTech. According to Forrester Research, RegTech – regulatory technology – is the fastest growing category they track. At $4.6 billion in funding, the year-over-year growth rate for the first three quarters of 2019 was 103%. […]

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Why shell companies are so risky (and hard to spot)

Shell companies and the hidden threat of entity risk While not inherently illegal, shell companies have been getting a lot attention recently for the role they play in illegal activity. This makes sense, as two of the legitimate uses of shell companies are the ability to shield owners from litigation and as a vehicle for […]

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Is “openness” the next big word in financial crime?

About a month ago, I attended the IBM RegTech Summit in London, which brought together a mix of financial services professionals, regulatory experts and technologists. But the terminology was markedly different than most financial crime and compliance events I’ve attended. With terms like “AI,” “machine learning,” “cloud” and “innovation,” you could make a successful run […]

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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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Stop waiting to apply AI for financial crime

Challenges from financial crime incidents and penalties grow Criminal enterprises are becoming increasingly sophisticated at the same time as new payment methods are emerging (peer to peer and faster/immediate payments) and transaction volumes are exploding. And financial institutions across the globe are feeling the pain of high-profile financial crime incidents in the form of significant […]

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Again, IBM in the “Leaders” quadrant of 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IRM

An innovative solution for IRM, recognized by analysts Security and risk management professionals within financial organizations can be overwhelmed with the rising cost and pressure of regulatory change management and mitigating associated risks. What they are actually looking for is a solution that supports an integrated approach to risk management. It’s a proud moment for […]

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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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Taking a risk-based approach to compliance management

While deregulation has been a trend over the past few years, compliance monitoring and regulatory change management remains a top focus for financial institutions of all sizes. To explore this topic further, IBM is hosting a RegTalk panel discussion with industry experts from IBM, Promontory Financial Group and Thomson Reuters on May 16 at 10 […]

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The top five challenges and opportunities for AI in RegTech

In the span of a just few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone from a niche, relatively abstract concept, to entwining itself in multiple aspects of our daily lives. AI has found applications such as how we avoid traffic while navigating the physical world, to how we search for products online, to how we interact […]

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RegTalk 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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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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