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AML – More Focus in 2018 for the FCA and Firms

By Philip Naughton, Head of UK Compliance, Cordium The regulatory landscape for anti-money laundering (AML) is continuing to evolve, and for financial institutions struggling under an increasingly heavy regulatory burden, we at Data Management Review felt that this article from financial services tech consultancy Cordium was of particular interest in highlighting the upcoming AML upgrades…

Thomson Reuters Adds Machine Learning Media Check to World-Check One

Thomson Reuters has upped the fight against financial crime with the addition of Media Check to its World-Check One platform. Media Check provides media screening and processing powered by machine learning and delivering increased efficiency and accuracy by filtering unstructured content from over 11,000 global print and web sources. Benefits of World-Check One’s Media Check…

Arachnys Hires Steve Mann, Robert Lloyd-Watts and Bill Bennett to Build Sales

Arachnys has made key marketing and sales appointments, naming Steve Mann as chief marketing officer, Robert Lloyd-Watts as regional sales director for EMEA and APAC, and Bill Bennett as regional sales director, North America. The company, a provider of customer risk decisioning solutions for Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Extended Due Diligence…

Potential and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence in the Trading Environment

Earlier this month, HSBC made headlines when it confirmed it will use UK start-up Quantexa’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology to root out money laundering across its operations – the bank’s latest move in a multi-billion pound programme to fight financial crime. This seal of approval by HSBC has focused attention on the…

Identifying and Verifying Ultimate Beneficial Owners: Getting the Full Picture, Fast

By Paul Charmatz, Managing Director, encompass The increasing burden of identifying and verifying ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) of entities is a challenge faced by all regulated firms. However, Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations that enforce corporate transparency by identifying UBOs can reduce the risk of corruption and the cost of compliance. Firms undertaking appropriate due…

Thomson Reuters and Salesforce Collaborate to Fight Financial Crime

Thomson Reuters is collaborating with Salesforce to help clients onboard new customers quickly and efficiently while meeting anti-money laundering obligations. The collaboration allows users of the Salesforce AppExchange to access Thomson Reuters World-Check, a database of risk intelligence data that supports Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence, through the Thomson Reuters customer risk screener application….

Quantexa and Arachnys Partner to Identify and Monitor Customer Risk

Quantexa, provider of big data management software, and Arachnys, provider of a financial crime risk assessment platform, have teamed up to identify and monitor customer risk. Quantexa will use the Arachnys cloud-based investigation platform and global news assets to dynamically screen against negative news, locate missing Know Your Customer (KYC) data and provide enhanced risk…

IHS Markit Expands KY3P Platform with Financial Crimes Screening

IHS Markit has added financial crimes screening to the due diligence tools on its KY3P vendor risk management platform. The screening solution allows users to detect whether their vendors may have breached standards governing anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and export controls. Financial crimes screening data is sourced through Regulatory Data Corp’s (RDC) Global…

Tom Dalglish Switches Role to Head HSBC’s Innovation Labs

Tom Dalglish has switched from the role of senior data and integration manger – IT transformation at HSBC to become the bank’s head of technical services – applied innovation. In his new role, Dalglish is responsible for industrialising the bank’s global Innovation Labs and researching and developing emerging technologies such as blockchain, cyber security, financial…

Trade Surveillance is Challenging, But is There Also a Glint of Opportunity?

If Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) extend the breadth and depth of trade surveillance, could they also provide opportunities for firms that get it right? These issues and more were debated during a panel session at last week’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in London. Intelligent Trading…