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Marc Murphy

Customer Experience: The Competitive Battleground for Financial Institutions

In an increasingly fast-paced and digital world full of hype and buzzwords, it seems like the focus can often be on implementing new and innovative technologies without considering the main purpose of...

17 Sep 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Marc Murphy

Managing Regulatory Data is Key to Faster Compliance and Client Onboarding

It’s been a calamitous few years for investment banking. Between profit slumps, job cuts, unprecedented fines for non-compliance and the incessant onslaught of regulatory pressures, it’s been one cont...

21 Apr 2015
Financial Services Regulation
Marc Murphy

7 Ways to Improve Regulatory Document Management

At a recent AML event, a speaker from a global financial institution claimed that regulatory coverage of documentation was a hugely problematic and thorny issue for his organisation. In fact, judging ...

11 Mar 2014
Marc Murphy

Future-proofing beyond FATCA with bulk auto-classification

There’s little doubt that the six-month FATCA compliance delay is a welcome reprieve for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) across the world. It comes at a time when FFIs were beginning to feel ove...

23 Jul 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Marc Murphy

A horizontal lifecycle approach to regulatory onboarding

Over the last few months alone, we’ve witnessed: the finalisation of FATCA, Dodd-Frank, EMIR, MiFID II rules, the proposal for an enhancement of existing money laundering rules in the form of the 4th...

09 Jul 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Marc Murphy

Beneficial Ownership: A KYC opportunity or data nightmare?

Beneficial ownership is gaining significant exposure at the moment, with the UK intending to use its presidency of the G8 Leaders’ Summit next month to promote the improvement of international co-oper...

28 May 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Marc Murphy

Are banks at risk of missing regulatory deadlines?

Attending a data management event last week in London, it suddenly dawned on me that banks are in real danger of missing regulatory deadlines for implementation of compliance initiatives to comply wit...

26 Mar 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Marc Murphy

Four Regulations; One Delivery Plan

On the plane back from a meeting recently, I got to thinking about the complexity of compliance. The sheer number of new and evolving regulations that are coming down the road is simply staggering. Im...

27 Feb 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Marc Murphy

Solving the complexity of FATCA classification

Under FATCA rules, every foreign financial institution (FFI) must identify and classify all its clients with US indicia, but also do the same for all parties to financial transactions, including other...

11 Feb 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Marc Murphy

Will FATCA turn banks into tax advisors?

What a difference a week makes! Since the announcement of the final regulations, it seems that every financial institution has just hit the accelerator button on their FATCA programmes. As a result,

28 Jan 2013
Marc Murphy

FATCA - a continuous data management process

The FATCA regulations have been widely tipped to be arriving very soon. However, multiple date changes so far for final FATCA regulations have created a huge amount of uncertainty in the market, which...

17 Jan 2013
Data Management 101
Marc Murphy

FATCA - the best opportunity for KYX!

Having attended the FATCA Forum event in London two weeks ago, one word kept cropping up time and time again in relation to FATCA – not from vendors (surprisingly enough) but from compliance and tax e...

10 Dec 2012
Financial Services Regulation