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Why cybersecurity is the one to watch for global regulators in 2024

Rapid digitalization and technological innovation have offered a wealth of advantages to financial industry practices by redefining business operations. Though, consequently, the threat to cybersecurity is as present as ever. How have regulators begun to maneuver this pressing matter? And will it be a trend to watch in the coming year?

Letter of intent – FCA requests non-financial misconduct data from insurance firms

The FCA has continued its focus on non-financial misconduct by issuing a letter to insurers and insurance agents requesting information on NFM incidents at firms – including the outcomes of these incidents.

Exclusive: A fireside chat with Jamie Bell, Head of Secondary Market Oversight at the FCA

On February 7, 2024 we were joined by Jamie Bell, Head of Secondary Market Oversight, FCA, to discuss conduct, culture, and compliance challenges – from non-financial misconduct to AI and crypto.

Cryptic crypto – FINRA says crypto marketing needs clearing up

After a two-year review, FINRA has found that 70% of broker dealers’ crypto marketing communications violate rules requiring they be “fair and balanced”.

Play chess, not checkers: 5 ways firms can fortify policies against noncompliance

Noncompliance risks may not be completely unavoidable, but they can decrease substantially when financial organizations anticipate precarious situations and take steps to defend against them.

What can financial services firms learn from the SEC’s X account hack?

With the Securities and Exchange Commission’s X account being hacked and used to share false information, what lessons can firms learn to minimize social media risk?

ECB’s cyber resilience stress tests are on the horizon for 2024

Amidst a series of regulatory conversations spotlighting security, stability, and resilience, the ECB has announced a stress test aimed to assess how financial firms respond when faced with a simulated cyberattack.

Bigger and better – why growing communications networks need better data connectors

As the platforms we use to communicate have proliferated, so have the compliance challenges and the importance of Connectors.

Compliant communications Q&A: 4 ways to combat common challenges

Compliant communication – what makes it so difficult to control? Financial experts unpack the challenges that coincide with communications, especially when contending with new channels and rigorous regulatory enforcement, and answer pressing questions on how best to navigate them.

Will the FCA crack down on WhatsApp? What happened and what’s next

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?

What do the SEC enforcement results tell us about compliance trends?

With the Securities and Exchange Commission releasing its annual enforcement results, we explore what they convey about regulatory priorities over the last year – and for the year to come.