Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

Model Risk Management In Banking: You Are Vulnerable Without These 3 Lines of Defense

Throughout the years, financial institutions have become heavily dependent on various models for risk calculations, performance management, anti-money laundering, fraud detection, credit risk management, etc.  Advanced models are very useful when it comes to dealing with large amounts of complex data and decision making; however, when used incorrectly they can lead to drastic implications as well.  Effective model risk management can be achieved if you follow 3 lines of defense.  Join Krishnamurthy Venkatraman, Senior Principal Product Manager for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, as he discusses these 3 lines of defense.
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Wednesday May 07, 2014

Customer Centric Banking Experiences: Where Banks are Falling Short and How They Can Deliver By Mark Atherton

Banks know that they must recreate the banking customer experience. Join Mark Atherton, Group Vice President of the Financial Services Business Unit, as he shares his personal experiences  and shows us how origination can be a possible starting point for banks to catch up with their customers on this front.
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Boardroom Conversations: Are Dodd Frank Stress Test Results the New Bellwether of the Banking Industry?

stress testingWith stress tests now becoming a bellwether of overall financial health, banks realize that any weaknesses in their stress testing processes and the resultant output will be open to scrutiny to the wider public.  The potential damage of this transparency is real, to both the bank itself and its shareholders. With that in mind, most banks have embarked on strengthening their stress testing capabilities and embedding the processes across the business, to ultimately assist the Boardroom to make better decisions and be better prepared for the next crisis that comes along.  Join Ziauddin Ishaq, Global Solutions Lead for Liquidity Risk at Oracle, as he discusses possible ways to lessen the stress of stress tests.
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Wednesday Apr 30, 2014

A Man Walks Into A Bank… A Lesson In Liquidity Risk Management For All Of Us

Given the severity of the recent liquidity crisis, the US has placed greater emphasis on how banks manage their liquidity risk.  To avoid a liquidity meltdown, a bank, must look at its liquidity profile in a far more dynamic and questionable way, which will require even more data collection and analysis.  Join Ziauddin Ishaq, Global Solutions Lead for Liquidity Risk at Oracle, as he discusses why a change in the approach to risk management is necessary and how banks can stay ahead of the liquidity risk curve.
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Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Are You Empowering Your Customers? Using Customer Insight To Provide A Better Banking Customer Experience

Customer Insight is a constantly evolving discipline, with many different starting points, but one common goal – actionable, timely, trusted and relevant information to guide customer experience.  Join Stuart Houston, Global Solution Director for Financial Services Analytics at Oracle, as he discusses growing trends in Customer Insight.
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Thursday Feb 20, 2014

How Can Customer Insight Improve the Customer Experience in Financial Services?

Delivering great customer insights into marketing, origination and servicing has always been a top priority for financial institutions. The move towards a guarded “risk-on” business strategy in most markets has emphasized the need for institutions to be better aware of the performance and risk aspects of their business, as they strive to deliver sustainable growth through all assisted and self-service channels.  Join Stuart as he expands on the topic.
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Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Time to Re-Model? A Look at Enterprise Modeling Platforms and R Usage in Banking

The open source R statistical platform has grown to be an enormously popular statistical modeling platform for Enterprise Risk, Financial Fraud and other Financial Services use cases, and for good reasons.  However, the R platform is only an element of an overall enterprise analytics platform.  Join Sunil as he shares with us his thoughts on why banks should expect a fresh approach to solving their enterprise analytics challenges.
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Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Top 3 Myths About FATCA: What You Need To Know

There are three goals that Foreign Financial Institutions should focus on to address FATCA requirements. Join Don Ryu, Senior Director, Product Management for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, as he discusses the first goal: Avoid Penalties by acquiring “Compliant” Status. In this post, Don addresses why it is so important for Foreign Financial Institutions to prove their compliance to FATCA.
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Monday Feb 10, 2014

Financial Services Blog Quarterly Roundup

Over the past year The FS Blog authors have written on a wide variety of topics ranging from big data and analytics to customer experience and core transformation within banking. Join me as I introduce you to some of the trending topics in the New Year and insights on them from our business and product leaders.
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Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

Tackling The New Basel Committee Guidelines on AML/FT Risk Management

Last week, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a set of guidelines describing how banks should include the management of risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism (AML/FT) within their overall risk management framework.

Join Matthew Long, Financial Crime, Operational Risk and Compliance Management Specialist for Oracle Financial Services, as he expands on these guidelines and outlines what organizations can to do manage AML/FT risks.

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Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

New Regulatory Measures Against Money Laundering: Are You Ready?

Financial Services Institutions are taking a fresh look at their anti money laundering systems with an eye toward expanding automation, improving performance, standardizing processes, and improving transparency.

Join Don Ryu, Senior Director – Product Management for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, as he discusses why financial institutions should improve their AML systems and how their investments will protect them in the future.

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Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

Managing Enterprise GRC and Big Data: Risk vs. Reward

As discussed in Matthew Long's previous blog post, effectively managing risk is a big challenge for financial institutions. Two of these factors are big data and risk vs. reward and, in this post, Lovell Mathews, Oracle Software Development Senior Manager, discusses the second approach and how it can benefit the governance, risk and compliance process.
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Friday Nov 08, 2013

Big GRC: Turning Data into Actionable GRC Intelligence

Effectively managing risk is a big challenge for financial institutions, the manifold aspects of which can affect the best way to approach it.  Two of these factors are big data and risk/reward and, in this post, Matthew Long, Financial Crime Specialist, discusses the first approach and how it can benefit the governance, risk & compliance process.
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Friday Oct 04, 2013

Solvency II: The Latest Developments from a Data Management Perspective

The European Commission put forward a draft Directive postponing the application date of the Solvency II Directive to 1 January 2016. The Solvency II Directive, already adopted, creates a modern and risk-based prudential regime for insurance and reinsurance undertakings. National regulatory regimes for insurance, which vary greatly, are no longer able to guarantee an efficient internal market and prevent possible future crises. Join Glenn Lottering, Senior Director of the Insurance Global Business Unit at Oracle, as he discusses the latest Solvency II developments from a data management perspective.
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Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

In a World of Complex Banking Regulations: Perhaps Less means More!

The combination of new banking regulations with an increasingly uncertain business environment, has led to the realization within the financial services industry that the disciplines of model risk management, liquidity risk management, and risk data aggregation are interrelated business obligations. 

Join Subin Paul as he discusses the regulations and challenges financial institutions face today.

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Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Drive Business Growth by Unlocking Rich Customer Insights Using Big Data Within Financial Services

Customer InsightToday’s financial services organizations covet customer insight and understanding like never before. It represents the key to growth and profitability in an industry increasingly saddled with a more stringent, if not more uncertain, regulatory environment, as well as diminished product differentiation and more limited fee-based revenue opportunities.  Join Oracle’s Kiran Jagannath as he discusses the importance of Customer Insight.  

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Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Don’t Choose Your Enterprise Case Management System Without Reading This!

In today's age of combating financial crimes and keeping up with regulatory compliance, there are very few financial institutions whose compliance and fraud management departments have not toyed with the idea of an enterprise case management strategy. However, and unfortunately, very few institutions have tasted success in their strategy.

Join Gaurav Harode, Sales Consulting Director for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, as he takes us through the steps for implementing a successful case management strategy.

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Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

The New World of Risk Management and Data Excellence: Avoid These Data Modeling Mistakes Upfront

In his previous blog, John Foulley, Director for Financial Services Analytical Applications at Oracle, addressed the technology components you should consider to roll out initiatives that overlap both Risk and Finance.

Join him now as explains why the physical model is just as important to a business’ success as the logical data model.

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Friday Jul 12, 2013

Operational Risk: Going Beyond Capital Calculations and Adding Business Value

OpRisk Europe 2013With the ever increasing and complex Operational Risk challenges and requirements facing regulated companies, it was perhaps no coincidence that the recent OpRisk Europe Conference  saw increasing and possibly record numbers of attendees as firms look for the best way to navigate these challenges.

Join Matthew Long, Financial Crime and Compliance Specialist at Oracle Financial Services, as he discusses the OpRisk Europe Conference.
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Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: The Insurance Industry’s Dream

IASA ConferenceThe Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) Conference was held on June 3-6 in Washington D.C.  The Gaylord Resort became the hub of C level executives and managers of insurance carriers.  As an exhibitor, Oracle welcomed the opportunity to display and demonstrate our solutions.
Join Andrew Collins, Director, Solvency II of Oracle Financial Services, as he discusses the IASA Conference and his experiences.

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Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

The New World of Risk Management and Data Excellence: 4 Components to Successfully Roll Out Risk & Finance Initiatives

Risk and FinanceIn his previous blog, John addressed the requirements of the new directive of risk data aggregation and risk reporting from the Basel Committee.

Join him now as he describes the technology components you should consider to roll out initiatives which overlap both Risk and Finance.

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Wednesday Jun 05, 2013

Use Cases For Unlocking Big Data’s Potential In Financial Services: 3 Steps to Success

bigdata financial services The FS sector is one of the most data-driven industries, and analysts estimate that somewhere between 80 and 90% of the data that exists within a bank’s datacentre is not analysed – data from call logs, weblogs, emails and documents.
Join Ambreesh as he discusses big data and what financial services institutions are doing to capture and analyze this data.

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Thursday May 30, 2013

New Basel III Directives Make Sure You Are Not Kicking the Can Down The Road

basel IIIRisk Managers and Risk Architects were enjoying a slow beginning of the year when the Basel Committee decided to release a new directive of risk data aggregation and risk reporting. Join John in this first of a four part series on the new age of risk management and data excellence as he walks us through the new directive, which sets the scene for additional requirements, and also creates the opportunity to address the shortcomings that exist in the areas of risk data.

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Wednesday May 08, 2013

CCAR Stress Testing: The Devil Lies in The Data?

stress testingThe April 2013 BIS  “Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on monitoring implementation of Basel III regulatory reform” clearly identifies the lack of consistency that exists between financial organizations in the treatment and development of their models. Join John as he shares his views on what more can be done to bring the two realities together.

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Wednesday Mar 27, 2013

Overcoming GRC Silos Through Analytics and Reporting

grc silosIn the previous post "When best of breed financial crime and compliance “point solutions” aren’t enough), Matthew talked about how many companies are increasingly looking to consolidate their various operational risk, compliance, audit and business continuity solutions. Join him now as he shows how to reap some early gains on this front through consolidated analytics and reporting.

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