All Financial Services articles – Page 2

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    Accume Partners acquires Aporia Solutions


    Accume Partners, a provider of audit, technology, compliance, enterprise risk, and cyber-security services principally to the banking and financial services industry, recently announced the acquisition of Aporia Solutions, a provider of technology and information system auditing and cyber-security services.

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    Bank regulators back scaling of CECL model for smaller banks


    Bank regulators issued a year-end Q&A on new credit loss rules to assure examiners and institutions understand that scaled modeling of loan loss allowances is permitted. Tammy Whitehouse explores.

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    Labor Department offers FAQ on fiduciary rule


    The Department of Labor has released a second series of “frequently asked questions” on its controversial “fiduciary duty” rule for advisers who are paid to make recommendations about retirement accounts. Joe Mont has more.

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    SEC announces agenda, panelists for FinTech forum


    The SEC will hold a daylong forum on the evolving use of FinTech in financial services and what it may mean for investors.

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    Podcast: How the CCO role is transforming in financial services


    In the latest edition of the Compliance Week podcast we talk to Cynthia Dow, who leads the legal officers practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive search consultancy. She was the author of a recent report, “How the Chief Compliance Officer role is Transforming Across Financial Services,” examining the changing ...

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    GFT launches regulatory change management service


    GFT, a provider of advisory, business consulting, IT and software services to the financial services community, has announced the launch of its Regulatory Change Management Service, giving firms the ability to create an end-to-end tracking process to keep on top of their regulatory challenges.

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    CFTC Commissioner: Regulators should ‘do no harm’ to blockchain


    As regulators address the use of blockchain technology by financial institutions, three words should guide their efforts: “do no harm.” That was the message from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s J. Christopher Giancarlo during a speech at the 2016 Blockchain Symposium. Regulators should foster, not impede, developments, he said.

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    Podcast: Compliance challenges in financial services


    Image: In the latest edition of the Compliance Week podcast, we discuss regulatory and compliance issues facing the financial services world with Todd Cipperman, founding principal of Cipperman Compliance Services. Among the topics we discuss are individual liability, third party compliance reviews, and the continuing buzz around “culture.”

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    U.K. FCA Scrutinizes Use of Big Data by Insurers


    Image: The Financial Conduct Authority is requesting more information from general insurers about big data, which may lead into a market study or further policy or guidance. Big data has the “potential to transform practices and products across financial services,” Christopher Woolard, director of strategy and competition at the FCA, ...

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    Demystifying the Risks of Board-Level Risk Committees


    Image: In the wake of the financial crisis, many large financial institutions created new, board-level risk committees to oversee their most critical risk issues. For other industries, the decision to create a risk committee isn’t so simple—and isn’t without some risk-taking itself. “You have to guard against the risk that ...