The Smart Data Blog

Data Analytics Key to Curbing Wall Street Crime, Says SEC Chair

Posted by Kirk Newell on Nov 30, 2016 4:51:00 PM

Summarizing the lessons she learned from her tenure in a speech earlier this month, Mary Jo White, outgoing chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), made a convincing case that the use of data analytics has greatly contributed to a dramatic rise in successful SEC investigations of insider trading and other securities fraud.

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Topics: Insider Trading, Financial Services, Compliance, Analytics, Government

Controlling Data Governance with Semantics

Posted by John Rueter on Apr 14, 2016 2:33:01 PM

Regardless of the ROI of any data-centered solution, upper level management will not support it unless it adheres to governance and security conventions. By definition, data governance formalizes the roles, responsibilities, and rules required for data’s long-term sustainability. Its symbiotic relationship with security ensures that data is protected from the people and practices that negatively affect organizations.

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Topics: Semantics, Data Governance, Compliance

FIBO, FIBO, It's Off to Work We Go

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Apr 4, 2016 1:11:44 PM

State Street Bank, The EDM Council, Dun & Bradstreet, Wells Fargo and Cambridge Semantics completed an engagement to harmonize State Street's Interest Rate Swap data with Dun & Bradstreet's entity hierarchy data using the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) and Cambridge Semantics' Anzo Smart Data Lake®.

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Topics: Smart Data, Big Data, Financial Services, FIBO, Compliance, Anzo, Analytics

Retiring (Your Applications) to the Lake

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Jun 25, 2015 3:27:08 PM

Legacy applications that have exceeded their useful life can be expensive to maintain. They often require specialized skills and old versions of software and hardware to support. But, they can also contain very valuable data that needs to be retained for business or compliance purposes.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Data Integration, Data Governance, Compliance, Data Lake

Key Regulatory Reporting Challenges Solved by the Smart Data Lake

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Jun 15, 2015 1:19:11 PM

Ernst and Young just released their 2015 Federal Reserve regulatory reporting survey looking at how firms are adapting to the new standards. The survey covered 5 key topics but two stood out as areas where new smart data solutions could add immediate value for the banks: Report Preparation and Data &Technology.

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Topics: Data Management, Data Governance, Compliance

Smart Data: A Powerful New Way to Manage Risk and Compliance

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Jun 10, 2015 12:19:00 PM

In a recent buyer case study, IDC examines the use of the Anzo Smart Data Platform by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in a sophisticated new class of financial Risk and Compliance solutions.

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Topics: Data Management, Risk, Compliance