NICE Actimize Recognized as Single Category Leader for Financial Crime Risk Management by Chartis in 2016 RiskTech100® Rankings

Rankings criteria include functionality, core technology, organizational strength, customer satisfaction, market presence and innovation

January 14th, 2016

NEW YORK January 14, 2016 –​ NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) business and the industry's largest and broadest provider of a single financial ​crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, has been recognized by Chartis as the single category leader for Financial Crime Risk Management (FCRM) in its recently released 2016 RiskTech100® rankings. This report covers key market trends and ranks the top 100 technology vendors in risk and compliance technology. Chartis is a leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology and is part of Incisive Media group which has market leading brands such as Risk and Waters Technology.

The RiskTech100® ranking assessment criteria comprise six equally weighted categories: functionality, core technology, organizational strength, customer satisfaction, market presence and innovation. The RiskTech100® only includes companies that sell their own risk management software products and solutions.

“This year’s RiskTech100® was highly competitive with more entrants than ever before, indicating the strong growth in risk and compliance functions at all types of organizations,” said Peyman Mestchian, Managing Partner at Chartis. “As organizations face a range of complex issues, the financial crime risk category will continue to be an important area as operational risk comes under greater scrutiny.”

"We are pleased that the Chartis RiskTech100® recognizes our organizational strength, market presence and innovation in the Financial Crime Risk Management space,” said Joe Friscia, president of NICE Actimize. “The number of new entrants to the RiskTech100® doubled this year, so to stand out in this category is an honor that reflects the success and hard work of our global teams in research & development, product planning and professional services.”

According to Chartis, leading organizations are rethinking their organizational structures to manage financial crime risk more effectively. The integration and alignment of risk and compliance functions will be crucial if firms are to address the broader sources of financial crime risk and tightening regulation to which they are exposed today.

The Chartis report also notes that operational costs of financial crime risk management are rising: the monitoring of multiple channels is proving to be increasingly expensive for firms in terms of expertise and the establishment of financial crime risk management (FCRM) systems. In addition, Chartis estimates the global expenditure for Financial Crime Risk management in 2016 to be $18.6bn in the financial services sector.

About Chartis
Chartis is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology and is part of Incisive Media which has market leading brands such as Risk and Waters Technology. Chartis’ goal is to support enterprises as they drive business performance through better risk management, corporate governance and compliance and to help clients make informed technology and business decisions by providing in-depth analysis and actionable advice on virtually all aspects of risk technology.
RiskTech Quadrant® and RiskTech100® are registered trademarks of Chartis Research (​

About NICE Actimize
NICE Actimize is the largest and broadest provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions for regional and global financial institutions, as well as government regulators. Consistently ranked as number one in the space, NICE Actimize experts apply innovative technology to protect institutions and safeguard consumers and investors assets by identifying financial crime, preventing fraud and providing regulatory compliance. The company provides real-time, cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering detection, and trading surveillance solutions that address such concerns as payment fraud, cybercrime, sanctions monitoring, market abuse, customer due diligence and insider trading. Find us at

About NICE Systems
NICE Systems is the worldwide leading provider of enterprise software solutions that empower organizations to make smarter decisions based on advanced analytics of structured and unstructured data. NICE solutions help the world’s largest organizations deliver better customer service, ensure compliance, combat fraud and safeguard citizens. Over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies, are using NICE solutions.

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NICE Systems Ltd.