Risk and Compliance Research Outlook 2022

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Geopolitical and economic headwinds, following straight on the heels of the pandemic, serve as a potent reminder of the need for resiliency and agility in Risk functions. Financial institutions continue to be faced with challenges across every aspect of risk management and compliance. In financial risk, successive economic challenges and regional upheavals test a firm’s ability to forecast future scenarios. Unprecedented levels of money laundering and fraud and expanding cyber threats call for maximum resiliency in anti-financial crime and cybersecurity.

These and other challenges are requiring financial institutions to step up use of modern data management, AI, and alternate data to monitor financial and operational risks and update scenarios in real time in order to deal with fast-moving events in a volatile world as well as drive business value.

Compliance operations are adopting AI, software robotics, and other digital tools and data in order to drive much-needed increases in the efficiency and efficacy of financial crime operations.

A rapidly developing ecosystem of agile, cloud-native regtech solutions, as well as investments in next-gen capabilities by incumbent technology providers, will also support the industrialization of insight generation across risk operations.

Celent sees five key themes in Risk technology for 2022:

  • Integrating risk functions to strengthen operational resilience: Implementing or upgrading platforms to support multiple risk functions across the financial and operational risk.
  • Embracing next-generation technology in risk: Accelerating the adoption of digital technologies in risk management and compliance.
  • Engaging with Regtech to solve intractable risk problems: Sourcing new, more automated offerings to meet evolving risk challenges.
  • Modernizing financial crime compliance: Leveraging AI and digital technology to transform AML operations.
  • Managing digital transformation risk: Mitigating heightened cyber vulnerability from digital financial services and getting a grip on cybersecurity and fraud.


Celent’s Risk research focuses on technology strategies for optimizing financial and operational risk across the financial services industry. We examine new technologies and digital approaches to manage financial risks and integrated, real-time paradigms for governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Our industry-leading research on financial crime compliance keeps you up to date on next-generation technologies and regtech for anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC), fraud, and market surveillance.

Industry Trends and Case Studies

  • Credit Risk Management Innovations and Analytics: A Primer
  • ESG: Implications for Risk Management and Compliance
  • Uncovering AML-KYC Risks with New Data Sources: Imperatives for the Digital Era
  • Pushing the Boundaries in AML Information Sharing: New Approaches Powered by New Technology
  • Meeting the Challenges of Transaction Screening with Advanced Technology

ABCD Reports and Software Analyses

  • Crypto Investigative Tools for AML: A Regtech Solutionscape
  • Regulatory Reporting: Digital Strategies and Solution Paradigms
  • Regtech Taxonomy: Governance, Risk and Compliance Edition
  • Anti-Money Laundering Systems: Transaction Monitoring Edition
  • Anti-Money Laundering Systems: Watchlist Screening Edition
  • Regtech Revolution in Fraud Technology

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