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Recent Posts by Lisa Deschamp

 
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Mastering Employees Certifications and Attestations

Financial services firms are among the most heavily regulated organizations worldwide.

From the FCA to FINRA to state-level legislators, financial services firms are subject to a web of compliance requirements and contractual obligations. Of course, it’s not enough to simply be compliant with these requirements—each firm has to prove it.

That’s where certifications and attestations come into play.

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SEC’s Annual Agenda Includes Focus on ESG Disclosures

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released its Annual Agenda for 2021. The Agenda provides a list of Rules in the Prerule, Proposed, and Final stages and offers a snapshot of the SEC’s long and short term regulatory priorities.

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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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Overview of FCA Principles for Business

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for nearly 60,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK, and it's part of the FCA's work to implement, supervise and enforce international standards and regulations in the UK. The UK regulator has criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement powers.

In this article, we explain the FCA's 11 Principles for Business (PRIN), their purpose, how they are used to regulate the market in the UK, and the consequences of breaching the Principles.

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Avoid Regulatory Action with Broker-Dealer Compliance Software

In a landscape rife with legal obligations, few financial firms are as heavily regulated as broker-dealers.

From transaction monitoring and conflict management to complex customer protection rules, the resources needed to maintain compliance are significant—but not as high as the costs of being found non-compliant.

In this article, we’ll look at the regulatory landscape for broker-dealers and what firms can do to stay on top.

 

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