The SEC has charged nine RIAs with breaching its Marketing Rule by advertising ‘hypothetical performance’ to the general public. With fines totalling $850,000 the regulator is making it clear that the answer to ‘are we compliant?’ should never be a hypothetical.
Enforcement actions from the SEC and CFTC against Citigroup and Goldman Sachs showcase that compliant recordkeeping is high on the regulatory agenda.
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.
Ofgem’s £5.4 million fine shows Morgan Stanley still hasn’t gotten the message on compliant communications
With UK energy market regulator Ofgem fining Morgan Stanley £5.4 million for traders’ use of personal WhatsApp accounts for business, is it time for UK firms to get the message on communications compliance?
IM has become an invariable part of business practice, and among the most notable of these platforms is Microsoft Teams. When utilizing this communication channel, how can financial institutions optimize its usage while handling associated security and regulatory compliance risks?
High-profile enforcement actions by the CFTC and SEC against big name banks are proof that regulators see communications and recordkeeping breaches as a culture issue.
A recent ESMA supervisory briefing has highlighted the potential risks of social media when it comes to investment advice, and FINRA has set out expectations around emojis and compliant communications. How can firms keep pace with emerging technologies and risks?
As more financial institutions act to dock the remuneration of employees who use off-channel communications, we look at whether pay reduction is a long-term fix.