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Best Practices in Policy & Procedure Management for Financial Services

Solid policies and procedures are the backbone of an effective compliance program, providing a framework for the consistent application of rules and requirements across the organization and third parties that the firm conducts business with.

But just having a library of policies isn't enough. The key is having policies and procedures that are clear, actionable, defensible, adhered to across the firm and consistently updated to keep pace with regulatory change. In the complex and volatile business environment that financial services firms are operating in, that goal is often easier said than done. 

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Practical Steps to Strategic Year-End Compliance

SEC Rule 206(4)-7 requires registered advisers to review policies and procedures at least annually to ensure that they are both adequate and effectively implemented. Year-end is the optimal time for firms to conduct internal assessments of their compliance program to be ready for the annual review and to set the stage for a successful 2024.

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Strategies for Gifts and Entertainment Compliance

A survey by Coresight Research estimate that the corporate gift giving market in the U.S will reach $258 billion in 2022.  That's a lot of potential gifts sent to employees, customers and vendors - and a lot of potential opportunity for conduct risk.

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eComms Compliance: Stay Ahead of the Game

With the recent spree of SEC enforcement around the management and preservation of eComms—to the tune of more than $1.5 billion dollars—now is the time for firms to be thinking about best practices for managing digital communications.

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Beyond Wishful Thinking: Create a Thriving Culture of Compliance

There’s no question that fostering an ethical compliance culture is a regulatory imperative. Regulators and compliance experts have been talking about it for years. And while terms like culture of compliance and tone from the top are often used in discussion, maybe even to the point of cliché, it remains a real challenge for many firms to apply the concepts in a practical way.

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