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Alacra Welcomes Our First CAMS Certified Project Manager

This summer our project management team gained a new credential: CAMS certification! As we work with more and more KYC  teams, we wanted to demonstrate our commitment to the compliance world as well as deepen our ability to deliver for our clients.

AnneW2Longtime Alacra project manager, Anne […]

By |September 22nd, 2013|AML and Compliance, Posts|

Alacra’s Periodic Table of Business Research Databases

Business Research Database Periodic TableAlacra was founded on the concept of reducing the time to answer for researchers by bringing together high quality, disparate databases into one simultaneously searchable workflow. Since our humble start in 1996 we have successfully applied this time saving method to

By |September 19th, 2013|Content Partners, Posts|

Periodic Table of Entity and Security Identifiers Updated

Today we updated the Periodic Table of Entity and Security Identifiers to help our friends in compliance and in the reference data worlds keep track of the many identifiers around the world. It’s been an entire year since our first pass at organizing this detail, so there are several changes. With the advent of […]

By |August 19th, 2013|FATCA, Information Industry, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts, Reference Data|

Update to the Periodic Table of Bank Regulation and Compliance!

It has been over a year since we launched the Periodic Table of Bank Regulations and Compliance, our attempt to catalog and summarize the key AML/KYC rules from around the world. Financial regulations continue to morph and increase in the US, UK, and EU as well as parts of Asia. Our Compliance Team compiled […]

By |August 15th, 2013|AML and Compliance, Posts|

Top 10 FATCA Explanations You Need to Read

W8-BEN FormFATCA panic mode seems to be dialing up slightly with the imminent release of the GIIN system. The panic briefly let up when, on July 12, 2013 the IRS released a revision to the deadlines for FATCA compliance. Here are the top sites, […]

By |August 13th, 2013|FATCA, Posts|

When Reference Data Fails to Meet the Compliance Test

RBS Fine Highlights Critical Role of Reference Data in Compliance

Last week the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined RBS £5.6MM for “pervasive reporting failures” or, in other words, for having inaccurate reference data.

The FCA Handbook Online states:

“For agency transactions a customer/client identifier is required to identify the client on […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Compliance, Posts, Reference Data|

FATCA – What Are Your Peers Doing About It?

Over the past year, Alacra has hosted several informal peer-to-peer FATCA events in London. Banks from the City joined  us to discuss and learn about different approaches to FATCA. The Alacra Compliance Team has also met directly with many of our clients and prospects to understand their plans and requirements for addressing FATCA. […]

By |July 25th, 2013|AML and Compliance, Events and Conferences, Posts|

Alacra Compliance Remediation Calculator Helps Compliance Professionals

New calculator shows compliance executives the true costs and savings of compliance remediation projects.

July 11, 2013 – New York: Alacra, Inc., a leading provider of business information solutions for financial institutions and professional service firms announces the release of the new Alacra Compliance Remediation Calculator. The new Calculator is designed […]

By |July 10th, 2013|Alacra, AML and Compliance, Compliance, Know Your Customer, News|

LEI A to Z

A small number of dedicated professionals have been toiling away for the past couple of years trying to create the Global Legal Entity Identification System (GLEIS). As progress is slowly made, many financial industry participants struggle to understand the acronyms, governance, and impact of what global regulatory bodies are trying to bring to […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts|

The Periodic Table of FATCA Acronyms

Confusion still abounds about FATCA terms

Increasingly, Alacra Compliance Enterprise customers and prospects are asking us to facilitate the inclusion of FATCA client classification information in their onboarding […]

By |June 12th, 2013|Alacra, AML and Compliance, Information Industry, Posts|