Multiple U.S. and U.K. regulators have taken enforcement action against firms for off-channel communications on WhatsApp, however, the primary U.K. regulator is yet to make it a clear priority. What can we expect from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) going forward?
Regulators have made their view on noncompliance clear as they continue to use a firm hand to squash communications and recordkeeping violations. Global Relay’s Executive VP of Compliance, Chip Jones, spoke to this point in an FCPA Compliance Report podcast, weighing in on what moves organizations can make to ensure they’re not dealt the next costly blow.
The FCA touched on several points recapping its progress over the past couple of years and outlines goals to ignite long-term growth through an adapted regulatory approach. This “growth mindset” comes after industry response that it desires enhanced effectiveness and efficiency concerning regulatory measures.
When it comes to flourishing communication methods like social media and IM, choosing to ban platforms and steer away from creating policies could leave your organization vulnerable to substantial compliance violations. Mitigate regulatory risk and remain compliant by proactively implementing procedures and policies for emerging messaging channels sooner rather than later.
The multiplication of communication channels makes it easier than ever before to communicate, yet increasingly difficult to comply within the financial services industry. In a recent webinar, industry experts including Global Relay’s Rob Mason set out how firms can manage risk by attending to surveillance strategies and communicating policies in a way that is comprehensive to employees and mindful of regulations.
The DOJ released its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (ECCP) amendments in March 2023, which center around communication retention policies for personal devices and messaging applications, as well as compensation criteria in relation to compliance. Subsequent guidelines and enforcements have proved these notions still remain at the front of regulators’ minds.
Instant Bloomberg, also referred to as Bloomberg Chat, is a prominent tool that financial organizations often use to connect and communicate – though it doesn’t come without risks. Enhance your compliance policies when using widespread IM applications to stay at the forefront of success and in good standing with regulators.
The FCA and PRA have published a Consultation on new requirements that support diversity and inclusion by reinforcing action against non-financial misconduct and enhancing workplace culture.
Last year, SEC Rule 18a-6 was amended alongside Rule 17a-4, marking the first time SBSDs and MSBSPs became subject to regulatory requirements around electronic recordkeeping. As the compliance date for this rule approaches, what steps do swap-dealers and participants need to take to ensure regulatory compliance?
CFTC Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero’s recent remarks on keeping pace with evolving technologies like social media and AI highlight their ability to assist regulators by strengthening protection, broadening financial information outreach, and easing accessibility.
Setting the record straight on retention: How to appropriately capture data and fulfill regulatory requirements
It is well known that record retention is central to financial industry operations - but best-practice makes perfect. Our guide will help your organization abide by regulatory requirements and confirm data is being managed, secured, and archived.