PR Newswire | October 20, 2023
LTX, a subsidiary of global Fintech leader, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), today announced the launch of BondGPT+, the enterprise version of its award-winning BondGPT application, which incorporates Broadridge's unique patent-pending technology and OpenAI GPT-4 to answer complex bond-related questions and rapidly assist users in their identification of corporate bonds on the LTX platform. BondGPT+ contains a range of new capabilities focused on the needs of its most sophisticated enterprise clients.
Since the successful launch of BondGPT in June 2023, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback and thoughtful suggestions from our clients, said Jim Kwiatkowski, CEO of LTX. Based on that feedback, we have moved quickly to incorporate clients' own data as well as a range of new features in the second generation of BondGPT. The result is that BondGPT+ not only meets our clients' enterprise requirements, but also sets a new standard for generative AI solutions in the financial industry by providing a single natural language interface for seamless access to much of the data used by busy fixed income professionals.
Enterprise data and workflow integration
BondGPT+ allows clients to securely integrate their own data and other third-party datasets, providing easier access to critical information. Offering multiple implementation options and a robust API suite, BondGPT+ seamlessly integrates into clients' enterprise applications, including trading workflows. This means businesses can harness the full spectrum of BondGPT+'s natural language capabilities to receive quick answers to complex questions, which can help clients optimize portfolio strategies and make better-informed trading decisions when time is of the essence.
User-level customization and premium features
The personalized BondGPT+ dashboard with resizable answer panels allows users to take up as much or as little screen real estate as required. Critical questions can be saved as "favorites" on the dashboard and scheduled to run at a desired frequency, time of day, or when key data changes. Users can tailor BondGPT+ to their requirements by adding preferences that should be considered when generating responses. For example, if a user or firm has a policy where they only trade high yield bonds that are above a certain credit rating, BondGPT+ can be instructed to only include those types of bonds in its responses.
Accuracy, security, and control
From the first instance, BondGPT was created with architectural design patterns that ensure accuracy, data security, and privacy. These principles are equally central to BondGPT+ enterprise implementations, and they are especially critical given the capabilities within BondGPT+ to integrate with proprietary client data and systems.
Because it was purpose-built for institutional fixed income users, accuracy is paramount in BondGPT, and BondGPT+ continues this heritage. The application relies on verified, curated data sources, which mitigates hallucination risk and eliminates the need to pass sensitive data through the LLM. Further, explainable AI capabilities allow users and administrators to understand how BondGPT+ arrives at its responses. The patent-pending technology behind the "Show your work" feature offers transparency by showing, step-by-step, how each response was created.
Another key differentiator of BondGPT+ is its focus on enterprise control and governance. With its Admin Center, system administrators gain the ability to configure various levels of data access through user and firm level entitlements. BondGPT+ builds on BondGPT's AI-powered compliance layer, allowing compliance officers at client firms to add custom rules based on their firm's unique compliance and risk management processes. AI-powered usage analysis provides invaluable insights into user interactions with BondGPT, offering businesses a powerful tool for improving user engagement.
"Generative AI has the potential to transform the financial services industry by bringing unparalleled efficiencies to core operations," said Jean Sullivan of Celent. "BondGPT is a transformative industry-first use case that enables streamlined pre-trade fixed income workflows. By integrating BondGPT+'s natural language capabilities and curated data sources with clients' own data in their own systems, LTX is helping market participants make smarter, more streamlined decisions through easier access to the mountains of disparate data they deal with every day."
PR Newswire | October 23, 2023
Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, is partnering with ELCY, a specialist in e-commerce solutions for the processing of international trade finance, to provide a trade finance solution for corporates.
The Corporate Trade Finance Portal from Finastra and ELCY will enable corporates to communicate in a secure and authenticated manner with all their banks through one centralized platform. As a result, corporates will benefit from greater visibility and real-time control of all trade finance exposures across their organizations. The transition away from the complexity of connecting to multiple bank proprietary systems and the removal of inefficient paper-based processes will also deliver significant cost and efficiency savings.
Finastra is thrilled to build on our long-term relationship with ELCY through a global collaboration that creates immediate value for both parties, said Jaime Lynn, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Finastra. ELCY brings a wealth of expertise in meeting the trade finance needs of corporates, while Finastra meets the end-to-end digitization needs of banks focused on international trade and supply chain finance. Our close collaboration with ELCY expands our suite of solutions for corporates, enabling them to connect to all banks supplying them trade finance through a single portal. Corporate users benefit from much greater visibility and control in managing their cash flow and trade finance exposures and in reducing risk.
Robin Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, ELCY added: "Our partnership with Finastra will further increase our visibility and reach in the market, helping us deliver the benefits of our multi-bank portal solution to corporates globally. Customers using our joint Corporate Trade Finance Portal will be equipped to communicate seamlessly, both on the import and export side, with any SWIFT-enabled bank in the world to manage their day-to-day trade finance processing. All instructions or messages sent through the portal can be tailored to conform with the message type preferred by the bank in question. Furthermore, the portal includes extensive modular functionality enabling corporates to monitor counterparty and bank exposure, manage global bank limits and provide reports for credit and treasury departments all in real time."
The Corporate Trade Finance Portal is available as a cloud-based, multi-tenant SaaS solution meaning no software installation is required on site and all users benefit from the ability to adapt quickly to new market requirements through centrally-managed software upgrades.
Security and Compliance
PR Newswire | October 18, 2023
Jack Henry™ (Nasdaq: JKHY) announced today that it is redefining fraud prevention with the initial roll out of Jack Henry Financial Crimes Defender™, a cloud-native fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) solution designed with real-time capabilities at the forefront. This new solution allows community and regional financial institutions to proactively combat financial crimes across channels.
Financial Crimes Defender is part of Jack Henry's technology modernization strategy, focused on delivering cloud-native solutions that help banks and credit unions innovate faster, differentiate strategically, and meet the evolving needs of their accountholders. The platform is built on the public cloud, allowing for real-time data, more accurate reporting, open integrations, speed, and agility.
New York-based Carver Federal Savings Bank is among the first financial institutions to implement the solution. "Jack Henry's Financial Crimes Defender positions us well against the rising threat of fraud; it allows us to offer a secure and smooth banking experience for our customers," said Patrick Brennan, VP of information technology at the bank. "It's seamless integration, user-friendly design and real-time, AI-powered fraud detection will help us operate more efficiently and improve our fraud detection rate to keep our customers and their money safe. Our staff can now make faster and smarter decisions and better combat financial crimes and minimize risk."
Financial Crimes Defender provides real-time detection and prevention of fraud involving checks, deposits, transfers, ACH transactions, and instant payments. Financial institutions can stop transactions before they leave the institution or appear in the clients' accounts. Plus, its open architecture allows for the seamless integration of third-party data into the platform, improving overall fraud management for financial institutions across all relationships.
This AI-powered solution bundles fraud and AML solutions to help financial institutions of all sizes make faster and more informed risk decisions, minimize false positives and wasted resources, improve operational efficiency, and ensure more effective fraud monitoring and reporting for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance. Moreover, its real-time data and behavioral analytics enables secure transactions and enhanced trust.
In order to fight fraud with more data, financial institutions can access a central repository of fraudulent activity using the Federal Reserve's FraudClassifier, built natively into the solution. FraudClassifier addresses the industry-wide challenge of inconsistent classifications for fraud involving ACH, wire, or check payments.
Fighting fraud with real-time data is the equivalent of catching an intruder at the front door, before they get into the house, says Matt Riley, president of Complementary Solutions at Jack Henry. Financial Crimes Defender lets financial institutions detect and prevent fraud at first sight, ensuring assets and information remain within the institution. This is a game-changer for community banks and credit unions.