Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 outlook was an encouraging one as the year was shaping up to be positive for many industries. At the mid-year point of 2020, the world has changed, and we continue to observe the pandemic’s impact on our communities, economy,...
Jurisdiction Derivation, Powered by AI, Helps Financial Institutions Reduce Risk and Their Number of AML Investigations
Financial institutions are held accountable by regulators to ensure they are taking a risk-based approach in their AML/BSA compliance operations. As such, institutions must consider AML risk based on certain types of customers and transactions, including risky jurisdictions impacted by political or economic unrest.
The AI-powered QuantaVerse Automated Volume and Value (V&V) Transaction Analysis solution provides risk managers with better insights into variances in account activity that might indicate risks of financial crimes, or that suggest an account is being used for something other than its stated purpose. Analysis of this nature is a growing regulatory burden driven by the expectation that FIs understand the risk profile of clients as well as their clients’ clients.
CASE STUDY: How QuantaVerse’s AI Tech Helped a Forward-Thinking Commercial Bank Cut Costs While Reducing False Positives
Financial institutions have for years banked on rules-based transaction monitoring systems (TMS) to root out money laundering and other financial crimes, only to be served up copious false positives that result in paralyzing inefficiencies, runaway investigation costs, and unseen false negatives that represent serious risk to the institution.
Packaged financial crime solutions are built from the ground up by proven AI experts working alongside experienced AML professionals. Unlike other AI for AML approaches, packaged AI solutions are quick to implement and are continuously updated by the solution provider based on input from multiple customers and regulators.
Serving almost 20 million customers, the bank was concerned about the risks associated with false negatives that its current AML compliance technology was missing. Intent on driving financial crime out of its operation, the bank began searching for a solution that could enhance its existing rules-based transaction monitoring system (TMS) and minimize the risk related to undiscovered financial crime.
While all agree the promise of AI for AML is great, taking the steps to select and implement AI within an institution is relatively new. So, what is the best approach for implementing AI and machine learning into your efforts to combat financial crime?
Over the course of the last two years, we’ve seen regulators and financial institutions make great strides towards thwarting more global crime through the identification of money laundering.
There are more than one trillion U.S. dollars are estimated to be involved in worldwide acts of bribery and political corruption each year.
Recent advances in technology and an increasing internal focus on efficiency and effectiveness present an opportunity for compliance professionals to yield significant organizational benefits.
In 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) saw a number of courtroom successes in the prosecution of individuals for FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) violations…
How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Banks Overcome Financial Crime in South Florida and Latin America
The cost of money laundering equates to approximately 2.7 percent of the annual global GDP and preventing it has become an increasingly essential expense for financial institutions.
Financial institutions around the globe continue to face scores of risks related to money laundering, terrorism financing, human trafficking, drug trade and other financial crimes whereby funds are illicitly filtered through the banking system.
Organizations today face a number of challenges and risks which has long been accepted as part of their natural course of business. Fraud detection/prevention is one of those challenges as organizations are continuously battling fraudsters and rogue employees who target their assets, proprietary information, and profits.
From bootleggers hiding profits of their alcohol sales during Prohibition to terrorist organizations using trade-based money laundering techniques today, criminals survive and succeed by constantly varying their techniques to evade detection.
Podcast: QuantaVerse Discusses the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Addressing FCPA Compliance Concerns
Last year, 45 new FCPA-related investigations were publicly disclosed for the first time, making 2017 the most active year in history for new disclosures of FCPA-related investigations.
“Tracking the Traffickers:” A new documentary by The Economist documents how NGOs, banks and AI technology can thwart human trafficking
Human trafficking is devastating for victims, but typically low-risk for the criminals, whose activities are largely hidden from view. To disrupt human trafficking, law enforcement is partnering with NGOs, financial institutions and forward-thinking technology providers…
Creating, implementing, and maintaining an effective Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program has always been challenging, but in today’s increasingly digital, dynamic environment the task is more arduous.
60 Days to Comply: Utilizing AI-Powered Volume and Value Transaction Analysis to Monitor Account Activity
In just two months, the Final Rule for Customer Due Diligence (CDD) under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) will be live for covered financial institutions (those subject to Customer Identification (CIP) requirements, including banks, broker-dealers in securities, mutual funds, futures commission merchants and introducing brokers in commodities.
Podcast: QuantaVerse Discusses Top Financial Crime Trends in 2017 and Identifies What’s Next in 2018
At the turn of another year, we have dedicated this edition of our On the Front Line with AI podcast to the top financial crime trends we saw in 2017 and what can be expected in the year ahead.
Local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies are frontline heroes tasked with combatting international drug trafficking, terrorism and money laundering. Unfortunately, their contributions and sacrifices often go unnoticed in the 24-hour news cycle filled with the political news of the day.
Implementing AI and Machine Learning Benefits Big Businesses, Supports the Fight Against Bribery and Corruption with Expanded Pilot Program and ‘CAE Checkup’
In many parts of the world, acts of bribery and corruption have long been accepted as the cost of doing business. However, global law enforcement is becoming increasingly cooperative in investigating these violations…
Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, are creating a substantial amount of buzz, debate and discussion in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry as well as within financial institutions and their regulators.
Artificial Intelligence Can Identify Absence of Normal Business Activity, Indicating Possible Risk of Financial Crime
Within financial services, transactional data and supplementary information are vital to the success of financial crime investigations. However, cases that lack typical business activities such as employee payroll or availability of freight receipts could be red flags that indicate…
AI-Based Link Analysis and Data Visualization Can Uncover Hidden Relationships Between Entities and Networks
Shell companies can serve legitimate and legal commercial purposes. However, there is considerable risk for criminals to abuse these vehicles for illicit activity. Whether it is money laundering, terrorist financing, drug trafficking, human trafficking, tax evasion, corruption, white-collar crime…
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