Outdated Compliance Tech is Causing Nightmares

The thought of an employee working from home and revealing company private information is a compliance nightmare and it deeply frights regulators. Working from home increased Compliance fears and created numerous challenges for firms. Compliance had to carefully think over the best way to monitor conflicts of interest, manage the risks around the identification, handling and disclosure of inside information because of the new circumstances.

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SAFAA Conference, is Technology a Friend or Foe?

Last week MCO participated in the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Annual Conference, a virtual event in 2020 due to COVID-19.

We set out to discuss how to manage emerging risks such as cyber security, social engineering and to deliver a successful business. The level of scrutiny as to how advice businesses manage these risks is increasing dramatically. How do you keep on top of the demands?

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The Right Story Builds a Strong Business Technology Case

Getting buy-in from key stakeholders in your organization is a critical part of a successful software purchase and implementation process. With budgets tight and resources limited, how do you make the case for your organization to invest in compliance technology?

 

It all starts with telling the right story within your firm.

 

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Technology Helps Firms with Remote Work Compliance

Remote work is a part of the current normal in the financial services industry, in the short term and maybe even longer. Arizent, the parent company of American Banker, PaymentsSource, The Bond Buyer and other titles, recently released a survey polling executives to understand how firms are planning the return to the workplace for their employees.

 

Even as some firms have begun the process of reopening offices, the survey shows that almost 6 out of 10 employers are uncertain about the timing of when employees return to the workplace, and more than half report reluctance from their employees around going back to an in-person work environment. The survey also highlighted that 48% of employees are very interested and 30% are somewhat interested in continuing to work from home. 70% of financial services and 80% of professional services firms polled are likely to allow their employees to continue to work from home if their position allows it.

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Compliance in the second half of 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been a significant event, bringing lots of uncertainty to organizations across the globe. Without question there are emerging concerns among compliance officers regarding staff training, resources, controls and the need to keep up with regulatory change. With that in mind, we invited compliance experts to answer three questions and give their views on upcoming regulatory enforcements and compliance in the second half of 2020.

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