Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

Are Financial Services keeping up with technology advances to stay Ahead?

What are the key challenges in the market and what needs to be done to overcome the issues? Most importantly, how can your institute stay current in an ever changing industry. Read through for fresh insights from industry leaders at Technology Forum, Sibos 2015.[Read More]

Friday Oct 02, 2015

Big Data and Financial Crime and Compliance: A marriage made in heaven or one that's doomed to fail?

Big data is a trendy topic right now, not only in financial services, but across all industries.  As the quantity of available data will most definitely continue to increase, especially in the financial services industry, is big data and financial crime and compliance management a marriage made in heaven or one that's doomed to fail?  Join Sasi Mudigonda, Senior Product Manager for Financial Services at Oracle, as he dives headfirst into a data lake.
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Monday Aug 17, 2015

Data Governance is about more than ticking regulatory boxes – it’s good for business

Financial institutions as a whole have become so complex and the products they sell have developed at such a rapid pace that their own risk infrastructure has not kept pace.  Read on to find out how your organization can stay up to date with regulatory requirements while growing. 

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Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

Find a Silver Lining to Regulatory Reporting

When it comes to regulatory reporting, financial institutions feel increasingly boxed in.  On one hand, the number, frequency, and complexity of reports continues to spiral, especially for global financial institutions.  At the same time, regulators are strongly encouraging firms to spend more time on analysis and review.  Please join Ambreesh Khanna of Oracle and Cliff Van Tonder of Lombard Risk as they discuss a comprehensive data-driven approach to regulatory reporting.

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Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

A Picture of an Effective Data Governance Structure

Join Bhargava S., VP of Product Management for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, as he answers the questions asked in a previous BCBS 239 blog post. In summary, banks need a strong analytical platform to achieve compliance and the greater goal of turning enterprise information into a strategic asset. The platform should support a bank's efforts to establish effective data governance as well as enhance their data infrastructure to easily monitor, manage and report risks back to regulators.

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Thursday Sep 04, 2014

Better Revenue Management and Billing:Hedging against “Too Big to Fail”

As global banking leaders prepare for Sibos in Boston, regulation and compliance is top of mind. Avoiding “Too big to fail” is a key goal not just of regulators, but of the banks themselves. Restoring customer trust, and offering services that help their customers grow their businesses, is the goal of transaction banking. Join Darren as he discusses how better revenue management and billing process can act as a hedge.
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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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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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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 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 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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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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Thursday Jan 31, 2013

The Future is Sooner and Stranger Than You Think

big dataHow are financial institutions dealing with the growth of big data within their businesses ? Join Ambreesh as he talks about his experiences with clients on this front and how he is working with them to merge traditional data with the new data to be able to solve problems like Fraud, Customer Analytics, Relationship Pricing, Real-time offers and Enhanced Risk Management.
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Wednesday Jan 30, 2013

Utilising the Delay in Solvency II to your advantage

solvency IIThere is little doubt that the full implementation date for Solvency II will be put back to 2016. How can insurers manage capital and risk data and use it for both regulatory reporting and business benefits ? What is the starting point for embarking on this journey? What approach can insurers take given their current state of IT systems and processes? Join me as  I lay out some of the underlying challenges and means to address them.

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