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 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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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 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 21, 2013

National Australia Bank Making Bold Changes to Secure Its Future by Integrating Risk and Finance

nab transformationLike most financial institutions, National Australia Bank (NAB) found that the traditional rules of banking no longer applied. In today’s extremely challenging and low growth environment, it needed to transform itself in a bold manner. This video tells how NAB has gained global attention with its overhaul of enterprise risk and finance.  Hear how they have begun to break down the traditional barriers of enterprise wide visibility and improve the efficiencies required for its future success.

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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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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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Tuesday Jan 29, 2013

Are we there yet ? Part II of a Series on Liquidity Risk

liquidity risk Basel IIIThank you for coming back to hear my round up of arguments on the regulations and standards posed on banks since the financial crisis. In Part 1 we reviewed BCBS 188, the Basel III regulation on Liquidity Risk. I have further expanded on my arguments here, as to what implications this will have on financial institutions in the future.

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Monday Jan 28, 2013

Are we there yet ? Part I of a Series on Liquidity Risk

liquidity risk Basel IIIA multi-part series on liquidity risk and the changes that financial institutions need to prepare for implementing Basel III.
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