IBM is to acquire risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm Promontory Capital and create a new subsidiary, Watson Financial Services, in which it will use artificial intelligence technology to keep pace with the rapidly changing financial reporting landscape.

Results of a new survey reveal that operational and technological change is high on the list of priorities for investment management firms. The report, which is being launched at the TSAM New York conference taking place today, reveals that over half (56%) of respondents expect their firm to replace at least part of their existing technology platform, while a quarter (27%) plan to outsource some areas of operation in the next 12 months in a bid to improve efficiency and focus on core operations.

February 29, 2016 - The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced the appointment of Jacqueline D. Molnar as Chief Compliance Officer, leading all of Western Union's global AML / CFT, Sanctions and Consumer Protection compliance programs.

February 2, 2016 - CGI (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) today announced the launch of CGI Comply, CGI Collections360's integrated and comprehensive suite of services designed to help clients manage and reduce compliance risk.

March 16, 2016 - The ability of financial institutions' compliance function to manage risk is being challenged by rising expectations for the function to play a stronger role in front-office processes, the increased volume and complexity of regulations, and a lagging data and technology architecture, according to a new compliance risk report from Accenture (ACN).

February 25, 2016 - Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, releases the results of the 2016 Global Asset Management and Administration Survey.

January 28, 2016 - The ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance is being offered for the first time in Greece in April 2016 in partnership with StudySmart. ICA qualifications are the pre-eminent qualifications for people working in compliance and money laundering prevention all over the world and can now be studied in Athens.

March 15, 2016 - ANZ today confirmed it engaged PwC in January 2016 to conduct an independent compliance review within its OnePath subsidiaries, following compliance breaches that were proactively reported to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from early 2013.

February 24, 2016 - Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) today announced that its Sentinel buy-side compliance product has won its third prestigious accolade in the last six months, winning Hedge Fund Manager's Best Compliance Product at their Technology Awards this week. These awards recognize and reward hedge fund technology providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months.

January 20, 2016 - Nice Actimize, a NICE Systems (Nice) business and the largest and broadest provider of financial crime, risk and compliance software for the financial services industry, announces the launch of its new Actimize Notifications & Attestations compliance and policy management solution.

March 14, 2016 - BasisCode Compliance today announced that Hardin Compliance is implementing the BasisCode Compliance™ software to help the full-service regulatory compliance consulting firm more easily manage compliance on behalf of its clients.

February 17, 2016 - Capco, the global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, today announced the findings of "What Makes Utilities Useful," a global survey of senior banking executives' attitudes towards adoption of a utilities-style approach.

January 21, 2016 - Financial institutions across Asia-Pacific are behind the curve when it comes to being prepared for evolving global tax reporting regulations. That's according to a recent survey by Wolters Kluwer Financial Services and the GRC Institute, which indicates that more than 90% of financial institutions in the region have not started implementing Global Account Tax Compliance Act (GATCA). These firms have no dedicated teams in place and close to 60% have not yet started discussing their strategy internally.

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