SEC Bulletin Highlights Need for Effective Conflicts Management

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released the staff bulletin Standards of Conduct for Broker-Dealers and Investment Adviser Conflicts of Interest to reiterate the required standards and obligations for broker-dealers under Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and for investment advisers the fiduciary duty standards under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

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SEC Announces Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda

The SEC’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs recently released the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The report provides an update on the short and long-term regulatory actions that the agency plans to take.

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RegTech Adoption is the Way Forward for Better Compliance

I recently had the privilege of speaking on the sessionRegTech Adoption – The Way Forward at the 2022 ASIFMA Compliance Asia Conference as part of a panel of industry experts. The conference featured three half-days of info-packed sessions that covered the latest compliance issues and emerging regulatory trends. 

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Technology Gives Firms a Better Handle on Managing Digital Asset Risk

Regulated digital assets might sound like an oxymoron given that cryptocurrency was developed as an anti-establishment alternative to conventional finance. However, growing use of such assets has encouraged regulators across the world to take a closer look at this developing asset class.

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Regulatory Pressures Drive Need for Compliance Talent

Much has been written about the Great Resignation of 2021 and 2022. In addition, the past few years have seen workplace norms disrupted by COVID and working remote. What’s been the impact of a shifting employment landscape on compliance in the financial services industry?

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