How Artificial Intelligence Can Assist Compliance

Artificial Intelligence has been around for 70 years now, but in the past 10 years, it has become more and more feasible. Scientists, academics and business owners are very optimistic about the future of AI and how it could change the way we live. We have been seen these changes and technological advances every day around us and in many industries.

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FCA Issues New Guidance on Personal Account Dealing Compliance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued Market Watch 62 in October in which the regulator shared its concerns about personal account dealing (PAD), or rather when employees of an authorized firm trade for themselves rather than clients.  

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FCA Urges Senior Managers to Look on Bright Side of SMCR

Jonathon Davidson, executive director of supervision, retail and authorizations for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging financial firms to consider the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) as "a positive thing … as opposed to just a compliance thing which in a sense is constricting." Davidson's viewpoint was expressed as part of an FCA podcast focused on the extension of the SMCR to FCA solo-regulated firms beginning in December 2019. 

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FCA Highlights Insider Trading Risk and Compliance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued an edition of Market Watch this month that shares the regulator’s concerns and findings about control of access to inside information. In the publication, the FCA highlighted the conviction of Fabiana Abdel-Malek, a former Compliance officer in the London branch of a major investment bank.  

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Making G&E Compliance Faster & More Cost-Effective

The CEO of any financial firm will tell you regulatory compliance is one of their organization’s greatest challenges. The compliance part is easy. Regulators tell a firm what to do. Then they must do it or face often severe legal and financial penalties along with reputational damage. It’s HOW to create and implement effective compliance programs in efficient and affordable ways that presents issues for firms.  

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