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About Carol Ann Thomas

Carol Ann Thomas is Alacra's long time Marketing Manager and responsible for all traditional marketing, branding, events and social media. One of the firm's first ten employees, she has been with Alacra since early 1997. Carol Ann began her career in sales and marketing at Knight-Ridder Financial Information, specializing in account management and training for technical analysis and trading applications. She has more than 25 years experience in the Business Information space.

Bringing Content to Life within Business Workflow

Financial IT met with Steve Goldstein, the New York-based CEO of Alacra, to discuss the critical importance of a single, comprehensive view of client-related information both for individuals and companies. – See more at: http://financialit.net/content/bringing-content-life-within-business-workflow

Why is it so hard to know who you’re doing business with?

Every bank wants to achieve a single view of a customer, but no-one has found an easy, cost-effective, scalable way to do it. The simple fact is that there is too much customer information, entering the bank from too many places, to align and maintain into a single view. An effective solution would reduce costs, […]

What do banks need to know about their customers, but don’t?

Banks know many things about their customers.

They know these things for three reasons. The first is that they have to, writes Steve Goldstein. There are many regulations that require a bank to know its customers, primarily to prevent money-laundering and combat the financing of terrorism.

The second reason is to assess risk. Banks need to know […]

Opus Extends its Regulatory Technology Leadership with Strong 2015 Results

Secular Demand in Regulatory Technology Powers Annual Organic Revenue Growth of 50%

2015 Acquisition of Alacra Extends Financial Services Regulatory Offerings

Third Party Management (3PM), Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Reference Data Solutions Power Growth Engine 

Palo Alto, CA, January 13, 2016 – Opus, a leading provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, today announced record financial […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Hiperos, Know Your Customer, News, Opus Global|

Opus Makes Strategic Equity Investment in OThot

Growth Investment in Leading Innovator of Predictive Analytics

January 6, 2016   9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PALO ALTO and PITTSBURGH – Opus, a leading provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in OThot, a leading developer of cloud-based data science-driven platforms that dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of […]

By |January 6th, 2016|News, Opus Global|

What do banks need to know about their customers, but don’t?

Banks know many things about their customers.

They know these things for three reasons. The first is that they have to, writes Steve Goldstein. There are many regulations that require a bank to know its customers, primarily to prevent money-laundering and combat the financing of terrorism.

The second reason is to assess risk. Banks need to know […]

Three Wishes for GIINs

by Alan Samuels, VP Reference Data Solutions, Alacra Inc. for Inside Reference Data

GIIN identifiers being issued as part of compliance with US Fatca tax reporting law do not contain enough information, writes Alacra’s Alan Samuels, who offers suggestions on what ought to be done

There is an increasing focus on global intermediary identifier numbers (GIINs), […]

Alacra Launches Alacra On Demand Business Research Service

New York – February 18, 2015 – Alacra, Inc., a leading provider of business information solutions for financial institutions, corporations and professional service firms announced the launch of Alacra-On-Demand, a comprehensive research service provided by Alacra’s global team of business information specialists. Alacra-On-Demand provides research and delivery of data and reports from hundreds of […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Alacra, Business Research Solutions, Information Industry, News|

Accuity Partners with Alacra for Improved KYC

NEW YORK & LONDON, 20 January 2015 – Alacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, today announced a partnership with Accuity, the publisher of Bankers Almanac, the essential reference source for financial counterparty assessment and efficient KYC due diligence. The partnership will integrate Bankers Almanac’s new […]

DTCC/SWIFT Tops Legal Entity Identifier Providers in TABB/Alacra Q3-2014 LEI Rankings, but LEI Process Comes Up Short

TABB Group Partners with Alacra to Expand Quarterly LEI Statistics

New York & London December 15, 2014: Capital markets research firm TABB Group and Alacra, a leading provider of legal, counterparty and reference data solutions, announced today that DTCC/SWIFT led 13 other Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) registration authorities around the globe in TABB […]