Compliance teams are constantly challenged to keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory change while navigating the pressures of geopolitical threats, economic crises, and third-party risks. Uncertain times require a nimble approach to achieve compliance and address business priorities in new ways to enable innovation and growth while minimizing risk.
As the global regulation continues to change, it's key that you keep up to speed with latest developments. Here we capture the latest compliance trends, industry insights, risk alerts, and events.
Latest insights and alerts
The Global GRC Risks of Unauthorized Business Communication Channels
Communication has always been integral to the investment world and, as technology evolves and expands, the need for adequate and equally evolved surveillance mechanisms has grown. More widespread use of mobile apps and communication tools such as WhatsApp became increasingly prevalent during the various COVID lockdowns as professionals sought to maintain connection with one another. Habits are quickly formed, and so convenient mobile app usage has become an integrated part of work communications.
FINRA Provides Guidance on Succession Planning
FINRA has issued Regulatory Notice 22-23 to highlight the benefits of registered representative (RR) succession planning for customers, member firms, and the representatives themselves.
FCA Fines UK Regulated Bank £1.5m for Poor Anti-Money Laundering Checks
The FCA recently fined a UK regulated bank £1.5 million for significant weakness in its financial crime systems and controls, having found serious shortcomings across the banks Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) procedures.
FINRA’s Amendments to Continuing Education Take Effect January 1st
Beginning in 2023, all registered representatives will be required to complete their CE Regulatory Element training annually by the end of each year.
SEC Proposes New Outsourcing Regulation for Advisers
The proposed rule requires investment advisers to ensure that third-party service providers can do their job before, and periodically after, being hired.
ACA Regulatory Update - November Edition
This month, we highlight the SEC’s crackdown on unmonitored messaging apps, their latest rule proposal addressing due diligence on service providers, and more.