Neil Katkov, PhD
Neil is a Director in 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.
2 December 2023In 2024, technological turbulence – generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI), digital asset adoption, increased fraud and cyber risk – will r…
29 October 2023Recorded on October 31, 2023. The first waves of Gen AI are hitting the shore as FIs test use cases in call centers. But Risk Leaders see a tsun…
Technology Transformation in Financial Crime Compliance: Improving Workforce Efficiency to Manage Risk and Add Value23 October 2023Financial crime compliance departments at banks and non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) are challenged to keep up with the high volumes of a…
29 September 2023The financial industry is facing increasing regulatory demands for assurance around watchlist management and sanctions screening. At first glanc…
Guidance on the Global 2024 Regulatory Changes: Priorities and Concerns for Regulators Across the Globe5 December 2023 15:00 - 16:00 GMT (10:00 EST, 16:00 CET)
Webinar, Ireland2024 is primed for several significant anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory packages to hit multiple jurisdictions. The EU has a proposed ‘sin…
31 October - 15 November 2023
Preview of industry-specific technology trends and themes for 2024, enabling you to stay ahead of the curve with strategic technology insights.J…
18 - 25 July 2023
This webinar series will give a glimpse into the drivers of technology investment across the financial services industry globally, taken from ou…
21 June 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BST (09:00 EDT, 15:00 CEST)
United KingdomWatchlist Management (WLM) is a long-established Financial Crime Compliance control but it is too often overlooked. However, the increasing scop…
12 April 2023
By Neil Katkov, Director - Risk Advanced data management is a key force behind financial institutions’ risk modernization initiatives. Transform…
13 July 2022
by Neil Katkov, Celent. Legacy technology runs the risk of hampering bank operations and compliance initiatives. Today, that’s true for anti-mon…
7 April 2022
Neil Katkov, who oversees the risk and compliance space at Celent, told Forbes the new IBM z16 mainframe with on-chip AI will permit high-speed…
6 April 2022
Neil Katkov, who oversees the risk and compliance space at Celent, said the new IBM z16 mainframe with on-chip AI (artificial intelligence) will…