Actimize Trade Surveillance Support for US-based Bank

  • 30

    models reviewed

  • 25%

    reduction in turnaround time

  • 60%

    cost saving

  • The client’s Compliance team was facing bandwidth issues in validating AML models based on the latest regulatory guidelines
  • The client wanted Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services team’s support on:
    • Validation of the AML model as per the bank secrecy act (BSA)/AML regulatory guidelines
    • Validation of the model as per SR11-7 guidelines
  • Model documentation alignment
    • Internal model documentation standards
    • Adherence to BSA/AML regulatory guidelines
  • Data validation and integrity
    • Sufficiency of controls around the data-mapping process
    • UAT and SIT to assess whether the model captures complete and accurate information from the source data
  • Model tuning
    • Changes to the tuning process on various risk factors and the attributes of these risk factors
    • Fine-tuning of model parameters to determine the performance and to provide a basis for further tuning
  • Evaluation of overrides (eliminating false positives)
    • Reporting of the validation of each level


  • Met the timelines provided by regulators
  • Validated models and improved multiple processes, such as tuning and model fitment
  • Identified and rectified discrepancies in model documentation
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