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.
Maximizing the Value of Adverse Media Monitoring: Enabling a Dynamic Risk Assessment Framework for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance28 September 2022Adverse media monitoring has grown from its origins as a filter for politically exposed persons (PEPs) to an effective means for uncovering an e…
31 July 2022The pandemic and the Ukraine crisis have unleashed an age of perpetual black swan effects, from supply chain disruptions to inflation. But the p…
27 July 2022Since black swan events are by definition unpredictable, risk and compliance needs to always be ready to handle them. This requires agility in t…
18 July 2022Anti-money laundering operations are challenged by regulatory risk due to false negatives (missed suspicious cases) as well as inefficiencies du…
27 October - 10 November 2022
Industry-Specific Webinars on Upcoming Technology Trends What's a previsory? The word is a combination of pre-view and ad-visory, a view of fina…
15 - 17 March 2022
United StatesOur 16th annual Innovation and Insight Event can, once again, be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, free of charge. Join us as we explor…
30 November 2021 10:00 - 11:00
Financial institutions can take up to 240 days to carry out a KYC review for a high-risk client. That's 166% longer than initially planned. Huge…
26 October - 10 November 2021
United StatesIndustry Specific Technology Trends Previsory Webinars What’s a previsory? The word is a portmanteau of “preview” and “advisory”, a view of fin…
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…
27 January 2022
By Neil Katkov, Celent. The answer to that question is increasingly nuanced as financial institutions face a crowded marketplace of regtech—the…