Leadership change

  • IMTF announces the appointment of Gion-Andri Büsser as new CEO with immediate effect.
  • IMTF’s Founder Mark Büsser has decided to step down as CEO. He will remain with the company as Chairman of the Board, Key Account Manager and Advisor.
  • Gion-Andri Büsser, the son of Mark Büsser, will drive IMTF’s growth strategy globally and further strengthen its RegTech and Process Automation products, delivering enhanced benefits to both Compliance and Operations functions of Financial Service Providers.

 

FRIBOURG, Switzerland, July 6, 2021 – Mark Büsser is stepping down as CEO as of today. He founded IMTF in 1987 and assumed the CEO role ever since. Armed with 35 years of experience in developing (financial) technology companies, he transformed IMTF from a founder-driven firm to a mature, scalable business. Following his personal decision to withdraw from the CEO role, he will focus on interacting with existing and prospective clients of IMTF as well as the role of President of the Board.

From July 6, 2021, Gion-Andri Büsser, current Group Chief Product Officer and member of the Executive Board, is the new CEO of IMTF group. The generation change initiated 3 years ago is thus taking shape and ensuring leadership and value continuity.

Gion-Andri brings a wealth of relevant experiences and a solid education (MSc ETH and an MBA from Columbia). He started his career with McKinsey focusing on digital transformation projects for banks and insurance companies. His experience at Google has also given him a strong understanding of Tech Product development – learnings that fits perfectly with IMTF’s fast-paced environment.

IMTF will pursue its growth strategy, accelerating the digital transformation of financial service providers and responding to the global demand for Compliance and anti-fraud automation solutions.

The company continues to invest in its leading RegTech platform and will further scale the recently launched products – IMTF KYC/2 and ICOS/2, including advanced name-screening and identity verification. These award-winning solutions form the cornerstone of a product offering, helping banks satisfy client, regulatory and efficiency needs. As client and employee expectations increase, IMTF is setting financial industry standards with easy-to-use systems that minimize manual work and deliver unrivalled precision, reliability and automation. It is helping to stay compliant and empower the financial sector by automating operations through scalable solutions and leading cloud-based software delivered “as a Service”.

Mark Büsser, CEO of IMTF, said:

“First and foremost, I would like to thank all IMTF employees for their dedication and hard work not only during this past year, which was an exceptional one in many ways, but also during 34 prior years, which laid the foundation of where we are today. I started the story of IMTF and I enjoyed every day since. IMTF is the kind of company with the ability to reinvent itself constantly, which carried us through 34 years successfully. However, I have now come to a point in my life where it is time to reinvent myself, too. I will remain dedicated to IMTF to continue its growth, and look forward to spending more time with existing and future clients, which is my passion.”

Gion-Andri Büsser, Group Chief Product Officer and new CEO of IMTF, said:

“I am very much looking forward to advancing a new era of IMTF. I feel very honoured to lead our family company and to strive for another level of expansion – strong, reliable and at the cutting-edge technology delivering solutions of high customer value. Not long ago, IMTF successfully launched its RegTech platform. I will focus on providing banks with access to these innovative solutions so they can deliver exceptional digital efficiency and compliance. I also look forward to driving innovation across the whole organisation, including client-facing functions, internal operations and finance. My goal is to develop where my father laid the foundation for transforming IMTF into a truly agile organisation, bringing the full architecture with latest cloud technology. I am very excited about the next chapter in IMTF’s history as it will be one of accelerated growth and unequivocal focus on client-centricity.”

About IMTF

IMTF group in 1987 has been the first FinTech in Switzerland and was able to successfully establish itself worldwide and grow continuously. It is headquartered in Switzerland and provides the modular IMTF RegTech platform, a suite of software solutions for digital efficiency and compliance (Client Lifecycle Management, Document- and Folder Management, 3rd party risk intelligence, KYC automation and more).

IMTF operates globally and combines industry-leading regulatory knowledge with Software Development capabilities for leading edge solutions for banks, asset managers and insurers.

Media contact:

Maud Vonlanthen

+41 26 460 66 66

maud.vonlanthen@imtf.com

IMTF recognized at Swiss Venture Club awards ceremony

 

IMTF is pleased and grateful for the recognition of its entrepreneurship and innovation during the Swiss Venture Competition ceremony “Prix CVS Suisse Romande” held at the Swiss Tech Convention Center at EPFL.

We thank our employees, as well as our partners and customers for their continued trust.

IMTF continues its path to Excellence in Regulatory Compliance!

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IMTF launched a new version of its successful Screening & Identity Matching solution I-match

Fribourg, 18 May 2021 – The Swiss Regtech company launched a new version of the NextGen AI-based matching engine I-match enabling financial institutions worldwide to enhance the overall performance of their compliance efforts

The newly launched version of IMTF’s I-match solution provides compliance officers with a powerful platform for batch and real-time screening & filtering of names with the highest precision against any structured and unstructured data source. The application features a best-in-class User Interface to maximize alert resolution efficiency, the ability to map complex processes and extensive documentation options. Furthermore, the new version considerably enhances its performance, allowing for high throughputs.

Regulators often require compliance officers to incorporate additional screening obligations, from screening against wider list criteria, broadening of matching rules to implementing a more comprehensive screening during onboarding.

Apart from the flexibility of their AML systems, compliance officers also struggle to implement these changes within tight timescales enforced. They need to understand how these changes will impact their match rate and overall alert volume on their already over-burdened compliance workforce.

I-match takes an evolutionary step in matching technology and provides even more granular coverage, functionality, and explainability to facilitate a regulatory audit and incorporate feedback. It puts total control into the hands of compliance professionals to apply different matching rules by risk level, internal and/or external data sources to truly enable a risk-based approach.

IMTF’s technology will affect your match rate positively and user-driven, configurable dashboards for managing your screening activities are increasing the efficiency of alert handling.

Key value proposition of our next gen tool:

  • Improved ease of use, adjustments and fine-tuning capabilities
  • Quick deployment and integration options, including scalability to support large volumes
  • Configurable and easy adaptation to the changing requirements of the various regulatory bodies
  • AI model calibration to your data typology and types of named-entities
  • Documentation explaining your algorithm-based decisions to regulators through articulated detection scenarios, underlying assumptions, variables, and thresholds
  • Advanced data science algorithms considering culture, ethnicity and language, including a newly launched component to support Chinese characters
  • Scalability to enable high throughput of transactions at very low latency

For more information about this groundbreaking AML technology kindly contact us

About IMTF

IMTF group is a Swiss regulatory technology (Regtech) company headquartered in Givisiez/Switzerland, which provides the modular IMTF RegTech platform, a suite of software solutions for digital efficiency and compliance (CLM, Document- and Folder Management, 3rd party risk intelligence, KYC automation and more)

IMTF operates globally and combines industry-leading regulatory knowledge with Software Development capabilities for leading edge solutions for banks, asset managers and insurers

Media contact:

Katja Mierzwa

+41 26 460 66 66

katja.mierzwa@imtf.com

System Integrator / DevOps (m/f)

IMTF Group, established since 1987 in Switzerland, is a global leader in software and IT services for banks and financial institutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for Onboarding & Client Lifecycle Management, KYC, Secure Document Management, Anti-Financial Crime, AML Compliance and Information Protection. Our emphasis is on the automation of administrative processes and the management of corporate information and knowledge.

To strengthen our team based in Singapore, we are looking for a:

System Integrator / DevOps (m/f)

Your tasks & responsibilities:

Immediate:

– Responsible for project set up of infrastructure development environment (Jenkins, Docker, Git, Jira, Nexus, Sonar, Gradle, Maven)

– Responsible for project system integration activities like deployment execution and application management support

 

Future:

– In-depth development of IT infrastructure (Kubernetes, OpenShift, Hybrid-Cloud, Voip)

 

 Your skills:

– Further education in IT or equivalent (i.e. Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering)

– Certified Systems or Support Technician IT

– Minimum 3 years+ relevant experience

– Good command over Linux OS, Internals and Administration.

– Good hands-on experience with Ansible.

– Good hands-on experience with the other technology components listed above

– Experience in building CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins, experience with different deployment models

– Customer focused (internal and external)

– Able to work independently and pro-active

– You have a structured work style with strong organization and time management skills

– You enjoy working with interdisciplinary teams at the same time willing to learn and adapt to new processes

– Strive to find solutions to problems with a positive attitude

– You can handle stress situations and changing priorities

– Fluency in English is a MUST (oral and written)

– AWS cloud experience and python would be an added advantage

Our Offer:

– Motivated team of smart, creative and driven individuals that want to develop the best products out there and build on our mission to fight financial crime

– Culture to get things done and collaborate as a team with an international crowd

– Competitive pay and paid further education opportunities

– Spacious and relaxed office and atmosphere

 

Any interest to join our dynamic, international team?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact: Jordan Lo, General Manager APAC (jordan.lo@imtf.com)

 

We look forward to receiving your full application to

– human.resources@imtf.ch

– to IMTF Banking Software Pte. Ltd. | 9 Raffles Place | Republic Plaza Level 6 | Singapore 048619 | Phone + 65 6735 6150

– or directly over Linkedin:

IMTF Compliance Breakfast, September 8th and 10th

Important: The planned Compliance Breakfasts are postponed, further information will follow in due course.

RegTech changes. The dynamic, complex and constantly changing spectrum of laws, directives and regulations requires new solutions for efficiency and effectiveness. Discover at our Compliance Breakfast how the IMTF RegTech modules – a single platform for compliance and anti-financial crime – can help you improve your daily work, automate screening and connect the dots within your organisation.

We would like to invite you to the IMTF Compliance Breakfast and discuss the latest challenges and solutions with you.

Save the Date 

IMTF Compliance Breakfast

Important: The planned Compliance Breakfasts are postponed, further information will follow in due course.

Three Reasons to Attend

Discover our AI-enabled compliance suite
Discuss with us about lower workload for employees
Exchange views with us on standards & best practices

Important: The planned Compliance Breakfasts are postponed, further information will follow in due course.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Geneva or Zurich.

Best regards,

IMTF

IMTF announces new APAC Head: Jordan Lo Chee Ee

Singapore, May 25th, 2020

IMTF, the Leading Swiss provider of RegTech solutions in the financial service industry since 1987, has reinforced its APAC focus and presence with the nomination of Jordan Lo to the company’s management team.

Jordan Lo will take over as APAC General Manager on June 1st, 2020 and will focus his activities both on the successful implementation of ongoing and challenging projects in the APAC region and the increasing demand for IMTF RegTech solutions.

Jordan Lo is Singaporean and comes with extensive experience in the financial sector, banking technology, and management consulting. For the last 2 years, Jordan has already been working with IMTF Singapore as Senior Project Leader and has shown that he has a deep understanding of the current challenges facing banks in the region and, more importantly, that he can deliver.

 

Jordan Lo will be instrumental in supporting banks, asset managers and insurers in their digital transformation. Together with the IMTF Singapore team, he will be managing projects with IMTF’s leading RegTech application platform, particularly in the fields of Client Lifecycle Management, Onboarding, KYC and AML automation.

“Our ambition is to support APAC financial institutions of all types to enhance their digital propositions and user experience,” says Mark Büsser, IMTF group CEO. “Firms wishing to maintain a competitive edge will need to invest in innovative and automated Regulatory technology to assure client relations, keep up with changing regulations and reduce cost. We have a deep understanding of today’s challenging financial environment and an extensive expertise to support banks in meeting their needs for evolution, efficiency and faster time to market.”

About IMTF RegTech platform

IMTF’s modular RegTech platform is the result of convergence of compliance and technology and improves your agility to automate and adapt to changing regulations. It aims to simplify and accelerate compliance with legal requirements linked to Name Screening, KYC, Enhanced Due Diligence, Onboarding, Client Lifecycle Management, AML, tax and market compliance and to automate processes.

IMTF group: Swiss Excellence with a Global Perspective

We engineer compliant and more productive Automation Solutions for the Financial Service Industry. The focus is on Client Lifecycle Management, AML/KYC Compliance and Enterprise Information Management. Our comprehensive platform offerings build on proprietary, world-class technology. HQ are in Switzerland (Givisiez, Basel, Zürich); internationally we operate from Paris, Luxembourg, Vienna, Dubai, Mumbai, and Singapore.

Our solutions improve Operational Efficiencies, Compliance, data availability and user experience:

– Onboarding & Client Life Cycle Management

– KYC, AML and Trading Compliance

– Name Screening and Semantic Background Searches (Identity Intelligence)

– ECM / EIM / DMS functions for all business processes

– Adaptive Case Management and Collaboration

– Fraud detection & prevention

– Agile development of custom-built solutions

Customers in over 50 countries use our solutions for growth opportunities, operational efficiency, compliance and risk management.

IMTF Basel – New Office at Barfüsslerplatz

IMTF is on the move to:

FlexOffice Barfüsslerplatz
3rd Floor – 135
Barfüsslerplatz 3
4051 Basel

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our new place, thank you for your trust. Here are some impressions:

 

How Cognitive Automation Can Help to Assess and Mitigate Third-Party Risk

On January 16, Mark Büsser, CEO of IMTF, spoke at the Compliance in Asian Wealth Management Forum organised by Hubbis in Singpore on the topic of “How Cognitice Automation Can Help to Assess and Migitate Third-Party Risk”. We are happy to present you a summary of this presentation: 

How Cognitive Automation Can Help to Assess and Mitigate Third-Party Risk

Mark Buesser, Chief Executive Officer of RegTech company IMTF, has a wealth of experience in the world of wealth management and digitisation. He addressed delegates at the Hubbis Compliance in Asian Wealth Management Forum to explain the need for intermediaries and advisers to understand relevant risks and then tailor risk assessment, leveraging enhanced technology with quality data sources. He told them how AI and Contextual Analysis provide the platform on which IMTF's 'I-match' and 'Find-it' are based.

Buesser began by explaining that KYC an Source of Wealth Protocols today at the Wealth Management firms remain stuck in a traditional approach of finding anomalies, exceptions and pointing towards financial crime, but with little precision.

'If you have the technology,' he noted, 'your systems will likely be generating hundreds or thousands of false positives alerts, while very often you have no clue why the alert arose. Moreover, the information flows are expanding all the time, and so do the demands of regulators, and in business, the products and services which you are offering are both growing and evolving all the time.'
How then do FIs cope, Buesser pondered, especially with layered concerns also about GDPR, reporting, consolidation and data management in general? 'Well actually,' he said, offering the audience some hope, 'technology can not only help you to find solutions to these actual and imminent problems but also to find solutions for the various stakeholders in your bank or your firm who have to be concerned with all of these issues, so that if risk is detected the right people are basically triggered to a decision or an action. Ultimately, the right technology should be able to help you achieve an excellent user and employee experience.'
However, Buesser warned that most technology is still not fit for the purpose, with probably 85% of algorithms employed being outmoded, and open source investigation (for example via 'Googling') is not in any way efficient for these tasks, and tend to also create other false positives. 'I have some numbers from one bank,' he said, 'reporting that it takes on average 2.5 minutes just to work out one false positive, so if you have 10,000 – and we have seen some banks that have hundreds of thousands a year – that would be 52 man-days of work. That is not an efficient use of time or money. However, I also know from research into private banking that while most would say technology is critical, they face significant budgetary constraints. That must change if they want to enjoy what technology truly can offer today.' […]

 

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