Financial Services Risk

Our research helps financial institutions and technology providers navigate the new technologies, solutions, and sourcing models that are transforming all areas of Risk, from financial and operational risk to financial crime and cyber security, as well as sector-specific risks such as market abuse and insurance fraud.

We examine technology strategies for optimizing Risk across all sectors of the financial services industry. Our in-depth analyses of next-generation technologies and the competitive vendor landscape across Risk provide practical support for your technology and go-to-market strategies.


Our focus areas include the regtech solutions and services that are transforming Risk operations; financial crime use cases for AI, RPA, NPL, and alternative data; and benchmarking risk and compliance technology investment.


Risk IT Priorities & Strategy

This webinar will give a glimpse into the drivers of technology investment across the risk industry globally, taken from our upcoming IT Strategy & Priorities reports. Using Celent Technology Insight and Strategy Survey (CTISS), we surveyed FIs from across the world to understand questions such as: What priorities are driving IT investment in 2023? What does this look like at technology and product levels? And how does one region differ from another?

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Research Agenda

Risk & Compliance Research Outlook

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In this series, Celent interviews a diverse set of service providers, ranging from hosting services and infrastructure providers to platforms and consultants. We want to give an FI a sense of what a company offers, how it distinguishes itself, and what its perspective is on where an institution should focus its cloud efforts today.


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What if you could identify and discard risky applicants before you took them through an expensive identity proofing exercise? What if you had a…


Celent profiles 17 incumbent and new entrant providers of behavior detection solutions.


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Banking Risk

Celent offers tailored research for risk management and technology leaders at retail and corporate banks. Our insights focus on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and integrated risk; credit risk; and financial crime including anti-money laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and fraud.

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Participate in regular polls.

Learn about our Consulting Services

We offer expert guidance on risk management and compliance technology strategies for financial institutions and solution providers.

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Discover VendorMatch to conduct your own vendor research or to help with the RFP process.

Our Experts

Meet our Financial Services Risk Experts.

Ian Watson heads Celent’s global Risk practice and is based in Boston. Ian joined Celent after 20 years in the Technology Industry and consultin…

Cubillas Ding is a Research Director with Celent's Capital Markets division, based in the firm’s London office. His expertise lies in global fin…

With a multi-disciplinary background in economics, finance, technology and marketing, Craig leverages his retail lending and banking industry ex…

Neil is a Director in the Risk Management and Compliance space at Celent. His expertise focuses on financial crime, anti-money laundering and kn…

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