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Compliance.ai Plans Market Growth and Expansion on Back of $6 Million Funding Round

Compliance.ai, a provider of regulatory change management solutions, has secured $6 million of funding, which it will use to promote market growth and expansion. At the same time, the company has brought in a new CEO, Asif Alam, who will replace Kayvan Alikhani, who will continue innovating Compliance.ai products as co-founder and chief product/strategy officer….

M&G Investments Selects Bloomberg as Sanctions Data Provider

M&G Investments has selected Bloomberg as its sanctions data provider to support compliance decision-making, as well as portfolio and risk management. The deal extends Bloomberg’s relationship with M&G Investments, which previously adopted all the services offered by Bloomberg Data Management Services. Using Bloomberg’s sanctions data solution, M&G Investments will have access to the data vendor’s…

Plenitude Targets Financial Crime Risk with ClientSight CRR Solution

Financial crime risk specialist Plenitude has launched ClientSight, a cloud-based client risk rating (CRR) solution. The platform is aimed at helping financial institutions, fintechs and professional services firms to assess the financial crime risk of both individuals and entities. ClientSight seeks to address regulators’ heightened activity around financial crime and sanctions. CRR is a key…

Firms Turning to Voice Transcription to Address Regulatory Scrutiny

Demand for voice transcription services from surveillance professionals at financial institutions is at record highs, according to analysis from compliance data and technology specialist SteelEye. Firms are seeking voice-to-text solutions for calls on fixed-line, mobile, MS Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp, and other communications mechanisms as part of to their surveillance programmes. SteelEye analyzed all Requests for…

ESG Data Handbook 2022

The ESG landscape is changing faster than anyone could have imagined even five years ago. With tens of trillions of dollars expected to have been committed to sustainable assets by the end of the decade, it’s never been more important for financial institutions of all sizes to stay abreast of changes in the ESG data…

MCO Closes Acquisition of Schwab Compliance Technologies for Conduct Risk

Dublin-based conduct risk and compliance technology specialist MCO (MyComplianceOffice) has completed its acquisition of Schwab Compliance Technologies (SCT). The purchase – for an undisclosed sum – adds the ability to monitor employees’ trading activities to MCO’s product line and brings its client base to more than 1,300 firms globally. SCT – which started life as Compliance11 Inc….

Citi, State Street Join FundGuard Platform as Part of $40 Million Funding

Citi and State Street Corp. have joined existing investors in FundGuard’s $40 million Series B funding round, becoming strategic partners in the company’s bid to establish a SaaS-based investment management and asset services platform. With ‘anchor tenants’ Citi and State Street on board, FundGuard is now launching efforts to add more specialised providers of capabilities…

The 16 Best Conduct Risk Solution Providers in 2022

Following many well publicised misconduct issues within financial services, there is now a regulatory spotlight on the issue of conduct risk (in addition to all the fines) in an effort to help rebuild trust and support future growth. The FCA broadly defines conduct risk as ‘any action of a regulated firm or individual that leads…

Recorded Webinar: The future of KYC and AML: How to tackle the challenges and gain the opportunities of perpetual KYC

Perpetual Know Your Customer (or pKYC) could be a game changer for client onboarding, due diligence and financial crime compliance. Moving on from today’s reactive approach that conducts client KYC processes at onboarding and typically at one, three and five year intervals, pKYC takes a proactive approach, creating a digital KYC profile and dynamically refreshing…

RiskBusiness Acquires Gold Operational Loss Database

RiskBusiness Services has acquired the Global Operational Loss Database (Gold) from partner UK Finance, the former British Bankers Association (BBA). RiskBusiness, a UK-based provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, plans to offer the Gold database to allow firms to benchmark and measure their exposures to operational risk. Mike Finlay, CEO and Chief Product Architect, RiskBusiness, says:…