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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.

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 […]

The most wonderful time of the year

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Alacra UK always has a unique way of making the holiday fun and special. Hilariously ugly sweater contests are just the top of the tree so to speak. This year it looks like the lovely Victoria Todd won a “decorate your desk” contest by outdoing everyone else on […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Alacra, Alacra Holidays, Events and Conferences, Posts|

Alacra expands its management team with three new hires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11 November 2014, London: Alacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, has today announced three new additions to its management team, with the appointments of Alan Samuels, Kelvin Dickenson and Kevin Kollar. Each brings valuable skills and experience and the appointments are a significant […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Alacra, News|

Alacra / NICE Actimize alliance creates new risk and anti-money laundering solution

Collaboration creates industry-leading customer risk assessment solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

22nd October 2014, New York & LondonAlacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, has announced today a formal alliance with NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) business and the largest provider of financial crime, risk and compliance software […]

EMIR/Dodd Frank – award for Best Entity Data Solution goes to Alacra

9th October 2014, New York & London: Alacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, was announced today as the winner of the EMIR/Dodd Frank Best Entity Data Solution at the annual Data Management Summit held in London this week. With over 300,000 users at more than 200 institutions, […]

OCC Clarifies Its Expectations in Updated Guidance for Handling Third-Party Relationships – An Alacra Compliance Primer

In October 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the U.S. regulator of national banks, issued Bulletin 2013-29–guidance for assessing and managing risks associated with third-party relationships. The OCC defines a third-party relationship as “any business arrangement between a bank and another entity, by contract or otherwise.”[1] This bulletin […]

Enforcement Actions for U.S. Sanctions Violations Offer Lessons for Compliance – a new Alacra Compliance Primer

Barbara Keller, CAMS, CFCS, and former Deputy Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement for FinCEN, has written a new Alacra Compliance Primer which details the evolution of several of the most significant cases of U.S. sanctions violation cases, some of which also included penalties for AML violations. Recent actions have been taken primarily against foreign banks […]

Alacra Compliance Primer – Enforcement Actions for U.S. Sanctions Violations Offer Lessons for Compliance

Barbara Keller, CAMS, CFCS, and former Deputy Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement for FinCEN, has written a new Alacra Compliance Primer which details the evolution of several of the most significant cases of U.S. sanctions violation cases, some of which also included penalties for AML violations. Recent actions have been taken primarily against foreign […]

Alacra Compliance Primer – Robust Onboarding is Key to Customer Classification Compliance Under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR

As the push for transparency continues to evolve under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR, robust onboarding practices that comprehensively capture key attributes of each client, owner and counterparty will be needed to meet reporting requirements for customer classification. These regulatory schemes nudge existing AML/KYC systems into the realm of tracking client sophistication and understanding the purposes […]

Cross-Referencing Entity Data for a Client-Centric View of the Enterprise

An Industry Briefing Prepared by Reference Data Review:

This paper looks at the regulatory and business challenges facing firms as they struggle to institute a client-centric view of their data, and explores how cross-referencing data sources can help them achieve their entity data management goals.” Download White Paper