Neil Katkov, PhD
Neil oversees the Risk Management and Compliance space at Celent. His expertise focuses on financial crime, anti-money laundering and know-your-customer compliance, AML/ KYC technology, and regtech.
Neil initiated Celent's influential research on AML compliance and technology in 2002. He regularly advises leading financial institutions and technology vendors on their business, technology, and compliance strategies. His advisory engagements have included vendor selection for financial institutions, market feasibility studies for financial institutions and technology vendors, and strategic due diligence on a number of the leading compliance vendors.
Neil has been widely quoted in the press, including The Financial Times and The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and TV Tokyo, and is a popular speaker at conferences in North America, Asia, and Europe.
Neil previously launched and managed Celent’s presence in Asia for 15 years and helped establish Celent’s market leading position in Japan. He holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and MA and PhD degrees from Harvard University. He is fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
March 15 2017
Fintech is changing rapidly, in part due to an abundance of innovation springing up in Asia. At the FinovateAsia 2016 conference, held in Hong Ko…
March 13 2017
Over the past decade, China’s regulators have gradually liberalized the interest rates banks can charge. Risk-based pricing will become a core co…
August 21 2016
Regulatory scrutiny and growing cost pressures are severely impacting KYC-AML operations of financial institutions. Artificial intelligence-enabl…
July 29 2016
Deriving valuable information from data collected remains a challenge for many insurers. In today’s environment insurers have to capture th…