IBM’s risk offerings are spearheaded by its Business Analytics and Optimization practice. The practice has in excess of 9,000 consultants, including almost 400 researchers, with 9 dedicated analytics solution centers all
over the world.
IBM’s Risk Analytics division is a leader in enterprise risk solutions, dedicated to helping financial institutions and corporates understand and manage risk.
IBM’s suite of solutions combines risk management software, services, advice, and content to help financial institutions and corporates gain an integrated, enterprise-wide view of risk, meet regulatory requirements, and make better business decisions. IBM provides analytics engines and risk-aware business application solutions to meet the need to measure risk and to better manage an enterprise through the use of risk intelligence.
IBM has continued to expand its portfolio of acquisitions, further integrating the additions of OpenPages (acquired in 2010) and Algorithmics (acquired in 2011). In addition, IBM has acquired Trusteer, facilitating the expansion of its cloud solution, cyber security and regulatory measures.
During 2013 it launched the Integrated Risk Platform, a risk reporting platform enabling a single aggregated view of risk results, delivering enhanced risk-based decision making. Cognos’ capabilities have been integrated
into the Algo One platform products facilitating performance risk-and-return analytics in the capital markets decision making solution. Full risk simulations, including pre-deal, what-if risk profiles, are calculated in real or near-real time.
IBM Risk Analytics has moved into new and expanding geographical markets such as Asia-Pacific while continuing development of solutions for the capital markets and insurance industry. In addition consultancy ‘Centers of Competence’ have been established. These represent a continuance of the ongoing strategy to expand the business analytics and optimization software services.