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Transparency continued – The SEC clarifies its examination selection process for broker-dealers

The SEC’s Division of Examinations released a Risk Alert defining the elements it weighs when selecting broker-dealers as examination candidates, illuminating how firms can prepare and refine their compliance efforts.

Regulatory recordkeeping enforcement roundup: A storybook retelling

Follow the complete regulatory recordkeeping tale from initial enforcement action to present day and obtain insights analyzing the statistics.

Social surveillance: The importance of comms capture for social media compliance

In addition to capturing communications channels like email, IM, and SMS, compliance teams must realize the importance of capturing data from social media platforms. To effectively manage widely used applications, firms should consider social surveillance and strategies to curb risks.

Five developments to show why operational resilience should be on your radar

Operational resilience is an essential practice to remain protected in a landscape of intensifying cyber threats. Regulators have taken steps to demonstrate their increasing focus on this matter by implementing guidelines, frameworks, and direction to preserve security.

How are financial regulators approaching AI integration?

Regulators globally have been implementing a variety of measures to manage the utilization of AI within the financial sector. We take a look at the key approaches so far.

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.

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.

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?

Artifice and Intelligence – What does AI insider trading mean for regulation?

With a recent demonstration proving that AI is capable of performing illegal trades – and lying about them – where do regulators stand on the ‘AI question’?

The FCA’s vision to become a more ‘effective regulator’

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.