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Recent Posts by Lisa Deschamp

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FCA Fines Asset Management Firm and Employee for Conflicts of Interest

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has clearly set expectations to ensure that asset managers conduct their business with due skill, care and diligence and that they manage conflicts of interest, between the firm or its employees and its customers or between its customers, fairly. A European asset management firm was recently fined £9.1mn by the FCA for failure to adhere to these principles and effectively manage conflicts of interest.

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SEC Focuses on MNPI and Code of Ethics Issues

The SEC issued the Risk Alert Investment Adviser MNPI Compliance Issues to provide investment advisers, investors, and other market participants with information concerning notable deficiencies that the the Division of Examinations (“EXAMS”) has cited related to material non-public information (MNPI) and Code of Ethics Issues.

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MCO Announces Close of Schwab Compliance Technologies Acquisition

New York, May 2, 2022: MCO (MyComplianceOffice), a global provider of conduct risk and compliance technology, today announced that the company has finalized its acquisition of Schwab Compliance Technologies (SCT), a solution that automates monitoring employee trading activity and administering a firm's Code of Ethics. The closing of the deal marks a meaningful step toward the company’s expansion and position as a leading authority on conduct risk and compliance technology

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The Compliance Challenges Firms Need to Tackle

Conduct risk issues including employee compliance, transaction surveillance and third party risk pose significant risk to financial services firms across the globe. MCO CEO Brian Fahey sat down with Robin Amlôt of IBS Intelligence to talk about what financial institutions can do to avoid conduct risk compliance pitfalls.

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The SEC and the “RIC-ification” of Private Funds

Have recent proposals foreshadowed a fundamental change to the regulation of private funds in the United States, including the alignment of private fund regulation with that of Registered Investment Companies (“RIC”) for retail distribution? According to Daryoush Niknejad, General Counsel of the Sanne Group, the proposed regulations of 2022 take a strong step in that very direction. 

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