Category Archives: Guest Blog

Information Technology Responsibility for Social Media

Guest Contributor: Blair Rugh, Chief Compliance Officer, Temenos Social media and other forms of electronic communication are becoming the principal advertising and marketing tools of many financial institutions. First, they are inexpensive. Second, they can be targeted as narrowly or broadly … Continue reading

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Get Busy Living [Digitally], or Get Busy Dying

Guest Contributor: Victor Gaxiola, Customer Advocacy Manager, Hearsay Social Anyone familiar with the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” will remember the line, “Get busy living or get busy dying.” It kept echoing in my head as I read the annual World … Continue reading

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Financial Advisors: Don’t Forget The Next Generation

Guest Contributor: Theresa Daneman, Social Business Specialist, Socialware Every great advisor knows that forming a solid relationship with clients is critical in order to effectively build investment portfolios strategically around personal goals such as saving for retirement, the purchase of … Continue reading

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Exchange Traded Derivatives in an Automated World

Guest Contributor: Ted Leveroni, Executive Director – Strategy & Buy Side Relations at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Global regulatory reform and market changes are impacting how the buy- and sell-side function in the exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) space. The … Continue reading

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Investor Protection: The Next Focus of Automated Compliance and Surveillance Systems

Guest Contributor: Magnus Almqvist, senior product specialist, SunGard’s Protegent The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is turning up the heat on national regulators to enforce and monitor MiFID conduct of business rules, where Article 37 of the MiFID Implementing … Continue reading

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The Conversational Advisor: You mean I have to talk on social media?

Guest Contributor: Sheryl Brown, Social Media Coordinator, Ash Brokerage Social media is a communication mecca. Whether you’re introvert or extrovert, social media is the line drawn in the sand and makes both communication styles equal. For financial advisors, this is both … Continue reading

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The Fully Outsourced Fund Manager

Guest Contributor: Scott Price, Regional Director, Americas, Custom House Global Funds Services There will come a time, possibly in the not too distant future, when a fund management firm will look to outsource virtually all of its operations – even … Continue reading

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When is the Cloud Not the Cloud?

Guest Contributor: Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠, Eagle Investment Systems Companies in the financial services sector are increasingly moving to cloud-based systems for their software solutions and with good reason. Understandably, cloud-based solutions were initially treated … Continue reading

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Greek Mythology and the Boulder of Compliance

Guest Contributor: Stephen Taylor, Senior Market Manager, U.S. Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services In Greek mythology Sisyphus, the King of Ephyra, was punished by the Gods for his wrong doing. His sentence? Roll a very heavy boulder … Continue reading

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Using FATCA Compliance to Improve (Not Hinder) Customer Relationships

Guest Contributor: Haydon Perryman, Director of Compliance Solutions, Strevus Achieving compliance and creating a positive customer experience are not mutually exclusive. Many financial institutions still rely on disconnected, incomplete approaches to regulatory compliance, preventing them from gathering accurate, up-to-date information about … Continue reading

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