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Blom Bank Chooses Wolters Kluwer for Operational Risk

Blom Bank the leading Lebanese bank, has chosen Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX to provide it operational risk software solution.

OneSumX provides an ecosystem of complementary and comprehensive solutions and services to manage the intersection of governance, finance, risk and compliance, increasing organizational profitability, efficiency and growth.

OneSumX Operational Risk enables organizations to meet and adapt to internal operational risk practices by automating and simplifying the process of collecting, storing, analyzing, tracking and reporting on information relevant to operational losses, risk and control assessments.

Blom Bank will use the solution to assign risk management responsibility and accountability within the business, helping to ensure a cost-effective continuous assessment of risks. OneSumX will help manage programs across the organization including audit findings and regulatory change.

“We opted for Wolters Kluwer after we evaluated our operational risk requirements and our team came to the conclusion that OneSumX matched our requirements,” said Mr. Antoine Lawandos, Chief Information Officer, Blom Bank. “As the leading bank in Lebanon it is vital for us to demonstrate that we take all risks seriously and invest accordingly. Operational risk is no exception.”

“Financial institutions, more than ever before, require a suitably robust operational risk framework and OneSumX is providing this capability for leading banks globally,” notes Brian Gregory, vice president, Non-Financial Risk/GRC EMEA, for Wolters Kluwer. “We very much look forward to working with our local partner, Advanced Financial Solutions, and the Blom Bank team on the implementation.”

Blom Bank’s successful business operations are based on a universal banking model that includes: Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Retail Banking, Islamic Banking, Brokerage Services, and Insurance Products and Services. The bank was recently named “Best Bank in Lebanon for 2016” by Euromoney magazine.

About Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance
Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer which provides legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners with a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise needed to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance needs in dynamic markets and regulatory environments. The division’s prominent brands include: AppOne®, AuthenticWeb™, Bankers Systems®, BizFilings®, Capital Changes, CASH Suite™, CT Corporation, CT Lien Solutions, Corsearch, GainsKeeper®, LegalVIEW®, OneSumX®, Passport®, TyMetrix® 360, Uniform Forms™, VMP® Mortgage Solutions and Wiz®.

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2015 annual revenues of €4.2 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the

Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.