Look Back to Move Forward: Practical Guidance for Compliance in 2021

Taking a look back can help you move forward. Now’s the time to take a step back and consider how new or elevated risks during the year have been addressed, how controls have been established, and how compliance initiatives undertaken at year-end can set the stage for a stronger compliance program in 2021.

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A Compliance Officer's Crystal Ball: Compliance Predictions for 2021

As a compliance officer, regulatory counsel, risk manager or auditor, what keeps you up at night? Where do you need to focus your time and energy to close out the year strong and position yourself for success in 2021?

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Pay-to-Play Compliance: The 2020 Election and Beyond

The months leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election have seen unprecedented political donations on both sides of the aisle.

 Pay-to-play compliance is a concern for firms of all sizes. And it won’t go away after the election. Restrictions on gifts and entertainment and potential lobbyist registration requirements also remain areas of concern. Firms need to have policies and procedures in place to identify potential conflicts of interest—and avoid the fines and reputational damage that those conflicts can bring.

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Building a Case for Process Improvement & Compliance Technology Change

Software works best when the right processes are in place. Changing to a new technology platform can seem dauntingbut it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what to expect during a software transition helps to ensure a successful implementation.  

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Maintaining Market Integrity in Today’s Regulatory Environment

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting vulnerable consumers is a regulatory priority. Recently, the SEC has emphasized the need for maintaining market integrity and following controls and procedures. In addition, recent SEC and FINRA actions have shown that enforcing conflicts of interest remains a priority and conduct risk-based inspections will continue to advance.

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