IBM And Thomson Reuters Announce AI Collaboration
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IBM And Thomson Reuters Announce AI Collaboration

IBM and Thomson Reuters announced a joint collaboration to help banks address ever-growing regulatory requirements through the powerful combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time regulatory insights.

IBM and Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence will now offer financial institutions access to a RegTech solution. This solution will be delivered from the IBM Cloud. Furthermore, it features real-time financial services data from thousands of content sources.

Backed by the power of AI and domain knowledge of Promontory Financial Group, the collaboration will enable risk and compliance professionals to keep pace with regulatory changes, manage risk and reduce the overall cost of compliance.

IBM works with 97 percent of the world’s largest banks. Thomson Reuters delivers a focused, comprehensive view of the global regulatory environment using trusted intelligence. Over the past two years, IBM built end-to-end RegTech software capabilities for the financial services industry.

Now, IBM and Thomson Reuters are combining their efforts to better enable financial institutions to act upon regulatory developments worldwide.

“Combining worldwide regulatory-specific content, AI and advanced analytics, IBM OpenPages with Watson provides visibility into pending regulatory changes to take the guesswork out for compliance professionals. It also helps project exactly what business impact those changes will likely have on the organization,” said Alistair Rennie, General Manager – Watson Financial Services, IBM. “This regulatory intelligence solution developed with Thomson Reuters brings new insights to the complex challenges of regulatory compliance.”

IBM and Thomson Reuters digitize governance

Financial institutions are faced with hundreds of regulatory alerts daily. Furthermore, there’s an estimated 300 million new regulations on the way by 2020. It is a manual, time-consuming process for risk and compliance professionals to read through information and prioritize alerts based on applicability and impact, forcing banks to utilize disparate data and AI systems to meet requirements.

Now, IBM and Thomson Reuters are providing banks with a way to digitize manual governance, risk, and compliance processes; consequently helping organizations to integrate all their risk data using global coverage of 2,500 collections of regulatory and legislative materials.

“Collaborating with IBM enhances access to Thomson Reuters industry-leading regulatory insights, news analyses and research, providing compliance professionals in financial services and other industries the tools they need to manage regulatory change and complexity in a single framework,” Chris Carlstead, head of partnerships and alliances for Thomson Reuters Corporates Segment, said. “Combining our content with IBM’s AI technology on a platform will transform the way risk professionals manage compliance burdens.”

Thomson Reuters and IBM have been collaborating on AI and data intelligence since 2015. This collaboration brought together expertise and technology to solve industry-specific problems in e.g. healthcare and data privacy. The announcement represents another step forward in helping businesses combat their most pressing regulatory challenges.

Featuring an updated user experience to allow for increased engagement, IBM OpenPages with Watson 8.0 transforms the way risk and compliance professionals work. OpenPages provides a holistic view of risk and regulatory responsibilities; consequently helping compliance professionals actively participate in risk management as a part of their day-to-day activity.

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