Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Oracle Ranked as Category Leader in 2014 Chartis Financial Crime Risk Management Report

Vice President of Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA), Ambreesh Khanna, reports on Chartis' 2014 Category Leaders in Financial Crime Risk Management.  The leading provider of research, covering the global market for risk management technology, ranked Oracle as a top provider of the solutions firms need to solve financial crime, regulatory, compliance and fraud issues. The findings revealed the strength of Oracle's technology - the OFSAA Financial Crime and Compliance portfolio of applications deliver high-volume and low-latency suspicious transaction detection.  Read more here.
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Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

Compliance Risk Assessment: Are Tier 1 Banks doing it Right?

In this post, Garima Chaudhary, Senior Sales Consultant for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, discusses today's stringent regulatory environment in the financial industry. Due to the nature and levels of risks inherent to their business activities, tier 1 financial institutions should have a compliance risk management framework that enables them to identify, monitor, and effectively control the compliance risks facing their entire organization. As a result, compliance risk management has emerged as key business concern across the globe.
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Thursday Nov 06, 2014

De-Risking AML & CTF: Are You Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater?

In this post, Matthew Long, Financial Crime and Compliance Management Global Solution Lead for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications at Oracle, defines the practice of exiting customer relationships. This approach (and the term de-risking) is becoming increasingly more prevalent and has drawn recent criticism from regulators and institutions, such as FATF who have concerns over the impact of these actions. Instead of dropping high risk business, companies are instead being urged to improve their risk financial crime and compliance frameworks and reap the potential benefits.

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Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Landmark US Terrorist Financing Ruling & Latest EU Risk & Vulnerability Report Raises Serious Concerns

Matthew Long, Financial Crime and Compliance Management Global Solution Lead for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, reports on this week's release of the US civil liability case results against Arab Bank for terrorist financing, which was closely followed by the latest EU report on risk and vulnerability in EU financial systems. Both give invaluable insight not only into the risks facing global financial institutions, but also what’s expected from a corporate/business conduct perspective.[Read More]

Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Anti Money Laundering System Assurance: Don’t Leave Your AML Program to Chance

Matthew Long, Financial Crime and Compliance global Solution Lead for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, discusses financial crime systems, AML in particular, and how they are increasingly turning to one of assurance. What checks and controls are in place to ensure that the systems are effective, relevant to today’s AML challenges and are performing as they were intended? [Read More]

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 Feb 05, 2014

Risk Data Aggregation & Risk Reporting: Will You Be Compliant With BCBS 239 Principles In Time?

As the financial services industry continues to grow, more money will be spent on risk data aggregation frameworks to support banks’ profitable business model. The Basel Committee wants to ensure banks are prepared if or when the next crisis hits. Join Ziauddin Ishaq, Global Solutions Lead for Liquidity Risk at Oracle, as he discusses the latest developments for BCBS 239 and how the financial services industry is preparing to take the necessary steps to compliance.
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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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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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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 Jul 03, 2013

The Virtues and Challenges of Implementing Basel III: What Every CFO and CRO Needs To Know

For this blog post Dr. Varun Agarwal of Capgemini Financial Services joins us to walk through the key features of the Basel III regulatory framework and examine the impact that it will have on financial services institutions.  He also explores the challenges and benefits of implementing complex financial regulations and makes the case for embracing them in light of the long term profitability and sustainability that they can bring to banks.

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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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Tuesday Mar 19, 2013

When Best of Breed Financial Crime and Compliance “Point Solutions” Aren’t Enough

compliance grc fccmWhat can financial institutions do to avoid becoming another regulatory statistic and help strengthen their internal control framework and defences against nefarious criminals, incompetent employees or simply bad luck? Join Matthew as he arms you with his checklist to safeguard your institution’s reputation from these risks by adopting a unified approach.

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