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MNPI Remains a High Risk Area for Compliance

Failing to adequately manage Material Non-Public Information (MNPI) remains a high risk area for compliance, as evidenced by recent actions in the U.S. and the U.K. A private equity firm paid $1 million to settle SEC charges for failing to implement effective Insider Trading compliance policies. The FCA published a Decision Notice fining a former CEO £658,900 for market abuse and banning him from future roles linked to regulated activity.

To avoid hefty fines and actions, firms must have comprehensive and actionable policies and procedures around the management of MNPI and insider lists to minimize risk.

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Using Technology to Build a Culture of Compliance

Compliance professionals are aware that creating a strong culture of compliance should be a priority for their organizations. Yet what exactly does that mean for firms—and how can they prove to regulators that a culture of compliance is in place? That’s a question that I cover frequently with the firms that I work with.

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Constraints and Pressures Facing Compliance Today

What are the most significant pressures facing compliance programs in 2021? And where are the largest constraints? An audience of Chief Compliance Officers and General Counsel were asked those questions during the during the webinar Compliance Budgeting: Reducing Risk by Doing More With Less.

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MCO Recognised Among Top 50 Fintech Leaders

CeFPro published its Fintech Leaders Report that ranks the industry’s top 50 services providers and it is pleased to announce that MCO (MyComplianceOffice), a leading provider of Compliance Software, placed among this distinguished group, under the category of Conduct Risk.

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RegTech Rescuing Financial Services

According to a 2019 survey financial institutions, especially banks, are falling behind when applying digital transformation to conduct risk management. The current situation shone a light on the lack of technology to monitor employees' activities, regulations, conflicts of interest and conduct risk across organizations. During the pandemic, risk and compliance departments were struggling to manage risks, provide reporting and comply with regulations. All that drove even more attention to the need for RegTech solutions in financial services.

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