Technology Insights

Firms are turning to technology at a record rate thanks in large part to the pandemic. According to industry analyst Greenwich Associates58% of firms invested in third-party surveillance technology in 2020almost double from the same period in 2019. This is supported by the findings in Thomson Reuters' Fintech, RegTech and the Role of Compliance Report 2021: of the 400 compliance and risk practitioners surveyed, 70% said the pandemic has increased their reliance on technology.

But while firms are making progress with the digitization of their compliance programs, there is still work to be done: a recent OCIE Risk Alert noted technology gaps as an area of deficiency in investment adviser compliance programs.

Our regulatory technology professionals develop resources and share insights to help firms understand the impact of technology on risk and compliance and how they can best incorporate technology into their own programs. Below are our most recent insights.

Watch our on demand demo of ComplianceAlpha 2021Q2

ComplianceAlpha 2021Q2 introduces new features and sophisticated technology such as natural language processing (NLP) for marketing reviews and legal document tracking (side letters and NDAs), a new integrated eLearning solution, and more.

Latest insights

Key Takeaways for Buy-Side Firms from 1LoD’s 2020 Surveillance Benchmarking Survey & Report

Our key takeaways from 1LoD's 2020 Surveillance Benchmarking Survey & Report for buy-side firms.

  • Regulatory Technology

Global Regulators Renew Commitment to Data and Analytics Innovation in 2020

With the New Year comes the global regulators’ announcements of their supervisory priorities and focus areas for the year ahead. Both the SEC and FCA have issued press releases regarding their views on technology and the role it plays in regulatory oversight.

Compliance Alert
  • Regulatory Technology

The Year in Regulatory Technology for Financial Services Firms

Recap of our 2019 product updates, insights, alerts, webcasts, and other resources for CCOs, COOs, legal personnel, and compliance and risk teams to review and utilize to close 2019 strong and lay the foundation for a successful 2020.

  • Regulatory Technology

Regulators Remind Financial Services Firms of the Importance of Technology in Detecting Financial Crime

In recent weeks regulators across the globe have issued communications regarding their ongoing commitment to detecting and punishing insider trading, market abuse, and other misconduct by investment management firms. The common thread? Technology.

Compliance Alert
  • Regulatory Technology

Are You Ready for 2020? Peer Benchmarking Your Firm's RegTech Program

As you prepare to close 2019 strong and get ready for 2020, budgeting for RegTech as an efficient and cost-effective way to drive efficiencies and build a strong compliance program should be top of mind. Download our infographic to see how your peers are implementing - and budgeting for - RegTech.

  • Regulatory Technology

ACA Compliance Group Enhances Automated Trade Blotter Review Tool to Align with the SEC’s Latest Trading Data Request Template

ACA's automated trade blotter review tool includes a trading file request template that aligns with the SEC's latest data request template to help registered investment advisers more thoroughly, proactively, and efficiently prepare for a potential SEC examination.

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  • Regulatory Technology
  • Trade Surveillance

On demand regulatory technology webcasts

ComplianceAlpha® 2021Q2 Demo

Join us as ACA's Jordan Schwartz will provide a live demo of the new features recently added to ComplianceAlpha®.