Let’s have a big hand for the final post of our series on great RegTech firms: General Compliance. It’s a tricky one since it deals with all solutions that aren’t already classified in one of the other categories or deal with new trends and aspects that don’t fit into those. We appreciate it’s a bit vague, but we think of regulatory risk modelling, scenario analysis and forecasting that could be such activities or all actions to evaluate and oversee a firm’s internal culture and behaviour. Also, often solutions do not fit into one bracket only, but could be put into several baskets and most firms focus on several aspects to disrupt the industry through RegTech innovation, so there you go. To cut a long story short, here are our final 5 Top RegTechs:
Offices: Headquartered in Munich, Germany
Description: Check out their post on their first months as a StartUp in Munich (with pictures of the boys in Lederhosen) from last year and you can tell that they enjoy what they’re doing. Which is enabling organisations of all industries and sizes mature their cyber security, risk management and compliance capabilities and cost effectively measure maturity in your extended enterprise. Their SaaS offering is built on a combination of providing a curated content library crafted by industry experts and highly usable functionality.
Offices: Based in London, UK
Description: Met Facilities provides full regulatory hosting solutions within its FCA incubation platform providing financial firms with all relevant permissions, allowing them to undertake a wide range of activities, including EEA passporting solutions to 28 countries. They do it so well that the FT called them “solution driven with commercial awareness” and “the leading umbrella provider”. Others say that Met Facilities are unrivaled as a regulatory host in the FinTech space.
Offices: Based in New York, U.S.A.
Description: Trust is at the centre the approach of NY RegTech Starling Trust Sciences. They are on a mission to uncover the world’s trust networks in order to make them visible, accessible, and useful to everyone, everywhere, and in every circumstance, setting their sights high. An applied behavioral sciences company, Starling combines machine learning and network science to build augmented management intelligence tools. Its predictive behavioral analytics technology reveals the performance impact of relational trust dynamics within organizations. Starling’s proprietary algorithms generate actionable insights, displayed through intuitive and customizable dashboards, which allow business leaders to drive improved performance and desired culture – and to identify and mitigate behavior-related risks.
Offices: Headquartered San Jose, California with further US offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Alexandria, Virgina plus one in London, UK
Smartlogic Semaphore content intelligence platform can be applied across industries as it simply tries to make sense of unstructured text. It auto-classifies content using taxonomies and ontologies to identify the meaningful information it contains and then creates rich metadata. Financial firms can use this to audit content, secure sensitive information, drive workflows, improve search and retrieval and discover relationships and patterns in the content. KPMG uses Semaphore to help financial services clients improve their client onboarding processes and to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering and anti-tax evasion regulations globally, which apparently helps to improve efficiency in client processing by up to 50 percent or more.
Offices: Based in Paris, France
Description: With the growing amounts of data, traditional analytics won’t do anymore, so Scaled Risk developed a Big Data and in-memory analytics platform that assures real-time historical and live trade data analytics. Financial firms can in this way achieve real-time enterprise-wide risk management and compliance with both current and future regulatory obligations, while giving a bank also giving a competitive business edge. Their solution can be used for data and risk management, KYC & AML, Market Surveillance and Regulatory Reporting, so we had some difficulties to choose them for just one of our RegTech categories, but picked them for this one instead.