Category: Industry Solutions

December 20, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Monetize Data Assets for the Alternative Data Economy

This post was written in collaboration with Pitney Bowes. Summary The alternative data economy provides an opportunity for organizations to create new revenue streams by repurposing their data assets for the financial services industry.  This post is geared to organizations that are evaluating their place in the alternative data ecosystem as originators of data.  It…

December 14, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Evaluate Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) in Granular Detail

Summary In November 2011, the Federal Reserve adopted the capital plan rule, which requires bank holding companies (BHC) with consolidated assets $50 billion or more submit annual capital plans to the Federal Reserve (The Fed) for review. The asset size is measured over the previous four calendar quarters as reported on the Consolidated Financial Statements…

October 23, 2017 - Tadd Wood

Cybersecurity Threat Detection and Response: The Modern Approach

Cybersecurity is one of the great and constantly evolving technology challenges of our time. Details remain murky, but the recent Equifax breach is the latest major story to place cybersecurity in the news headlines. Though companies have poured hundreds of billions of dollars into cybersecurity solutions, new threats are always on the horizon. In fact,…

October 4, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Navigate the Alternative Data Ecosystem

Alternative data for financial services, such as satellite imagery, logistics data, and social media feeds, has been getting a lot of attention recently. Like any trending topic, its uses and benefits can be hyped up a bit but if the right plumbing and creativity is in place, those benefits can be realized. This post helps…

September 11, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

How to Efficiently Put Alternative Data Sources to Use

Overview Alternative data sources for financial services has been getting a lot of attention recently. Like any trending topic, its uses and benefits can be hyped up a bit. Much of the attention has been around creating trading strategies with an edge (generating alpha). But it also applies to risk management and enhanced regulatory oversight….

June 28, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Facilitating a Responsive Basel III Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)

Summary In December 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) agreed to new rules (Basel III) outlining global regulatory standards on bank capital adequacy and liquidity.  The Basel III reforms include rules on: Enhanced Risk Weighted Capital Requirements Risk Weighted Coverage Calibrations New Leverage Requirements New G-SIB Capital Surcharge New Liquidity Ratios, including: a…

June 20, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Adapt & Respond to the Volcker Rule’s RENTD

Summary In December 2013, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (The Fed), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued regulations implementing section 619 of the Dodd Frank Act, commonly known as the Volcker…

May 23, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Addressing the Challenges of the Comprehensive Liquidity Assessment Review (CLAR) and Liquidity Monitoring Reports with Native Visual Analytics

On November 13, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) finalized liquidity reporting requirements for large US financial institutions and US operations of foreign banks (FBOs). These liquidity requirements are intended to improve the FRB’s monitoring of liquidity positions at financial institutions including FBOs that are subject to both liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) and liquidity monitor…

May 8, 2017 - Priyank Patel

What’s So Cool About IoT Analytics?

Arcadia Data is honored to have been selected as a “cool vendor” in IoT analytics. This connected device revolution is driving innovation and efficiencies in our global economy. Check out what Gartner has to say about Arcadia Data in their research report: Cool Vendors in Internet of Things Analytics, 2017* A Gartner login is required…

April 11, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Visual Big Data Analytics for Trade Surveillance

In order to fully demonstrate that their policies and procedures comply with regulatory requirements, financial services organizations must use information that goes beyond traditional data sources. Trade surveillance exemplifies this because alternative data sources are needed to provide a deeper understanding of the intent of trade activities. This post describes how visual analytics can provide…

March 31, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

The Current State of Cybersecurity

Big data is one of the hottest trends in computing in recent years given the continued digitization on businesses which open up new channels of communication and commerce. But with big data, comes big responsibilities. The potential for data security challenges should be at the forefront of every CTO and IT manager’s mind when their…

March 23, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Visual Analytics for Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

The revised standards for minimum capital requirements, as laid out by the ‘Fundamental Review of the Trading Book,’ exemplifies the heightened regulatory expectations for the granular validation of risk models. This post describes visual analytics capabilities that will enable organizations to make the most of a data-driven regulatory program and establish a robust and defensible…