Infographic: Personal Account Dealing Compliance

Personal Account Dealing, when employees gain personal profit from inside information or other data that they became aware of in their professional capacity, is an area of inherent risk for any firm in the financial services sector. 

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The SEC Speaks About Off-Channel Communications, Disclosures and More

Presented by the Practising Law Institute in conjunction with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC Speaks 2024 provided insights and updates on the agency’s current priorities and initiatives from Chair Gary Gensler, Commissioners, and senior staff from divisions across the agency.

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Compliance Checklist for Registered Investment Advisers

First and foremost, Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) are held to a standard of fiduciary duty by the SEC. As defined by the SEC, RIAs must act in the best interests of their clients, should not engage in activities that are in conflict with the interest of the client, and must provide a full disclosure of all material facts to clients and prospective clients.

To prove that they are able to meet these standards, RIA firms must have solid compliance programs in place.

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A Guide to Global Regulators Covering Communications Surveillance

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement for failure to maintain and preserve adequate records of electronic communications and for failure to adequately supervise the use of off-channel communications is at the top of compliance professionals' minds right now. The size and scope of the firms involved and the staggering $2.5 billion plus in penalties assessed have made the actions a hot topic in the news and across the financial services industry. 

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A Tale of Just Right Compliance Technology

Once upon a time, there was a company that was looking to purchase compliance software. The software and manual processes that the firm was using to manage compliance just weren’t keeping up with the firm’s growth and it was time to move on.

But like Goldilocks in the classic tale of the Three Bears, they found that not all compliance software was just right.

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