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RegEd to Showcase Enterprise Compliance Solutions for the Banking Industry at the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference 2019

Solutions for managing employee code of conduct, regulatory relations and exams, policies and procedures, audits and other core compliance processes will be showcased at the event

Raleigh, NC, May 24, 2019 – RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology to banks, broker-dealers and insurance companies, is pleased to announce its participation in the American Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference 2019. The event will be held June 9-12 in New Orleans, LA. RegEd will feature solutions that address critical compliance challenges for the banking industry, including key areas of regulator focus.

“Banks must navigate economic headwinds, regulatory uncertainty and an increasingly unforgiving enforcement environment placing them under pressure to drive operational efficiency and install effective compliance oversight,” commented Debra Freitag, RegEd Chief Strategy Officer. “RegEd has partnered with leading banks to meet critical compliance challenges with bank-purposed solutions that drive efficiency and support a culture of compliance.”

During the conference, RegEd representatives will highlight these and other integrated, for-purpose solutions for banks:

Marketing and Advertising Review Management: Streamlines the end-to-end process for marketing and advertising communication submission, review, collaboration and approval, speeding time to market for review items.

Audit Management: Enables banks to fully plan, schedule, conduct, resolve and report on bank audits. The solution is fully configurable to reflect the bank’s specific organizational hierarchy and business processes.

Employee Code of Conduct Management: Including Gifts and Gratuities, Outside Business Activities, and Personal Securities Accounts. Capture full audit trails of requests, approvals, exceptions, attestations and documentation. 

Policies and Procedures Management: Enables administration and oversight of the bank’s policies and procedures, including approval, distribution, attestation management and testing program management.

Regulatory Relations and Exam Management: Streamline and automate the management of regulatory relations and exams from the receipt of the “first day” letter, across all preparatory activities, through to the final response submitted to the regulator, significantly reducing the time and resource commitment required to support regulatory examinations.

RegEd representatives will be on-site to meet with conference attendees to understand their compliance challenges and discuss solutions that enable banks to meet compliance requirements and proactively manage their compliance program.

The RegEd conference exhibit will be located at booth #212 in the conference’s main exhibitor hall at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. For more information on RegEd or its attendance at the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference, please call 800-334-8322 or email sales@reged.com.

About RegEd

RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with more than 200 enterprise clients, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients. For more information, please visit www.reged.com.

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RegEd to Host NAIC Market Regulation Webinar for Compliance, Legal and Risk Management Professionals in the Insurance Industry

Educational Webinar Delivers Insight on Current Market Regulation Initiatives

Raleigh, NC, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RegEd, the leading provider of compliance and risk management technology to the insurance and financial services industries will host a webinar “NAIC Update and Important Trends in Insurance Company Market Conduct” on May 30, 2019. The session will be led by Randy A. Helder, Assistant Director of Market Regulation, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Attendees will include executives and senior managers from Compliance, Legal and Risk Management across the insurance industry.

The webinar will provide attendees with insight into current NAIC Market Regulation initiatives. The evolution of the Market Regulation Handbook will be covered in detail, as well as the Market Regulation Certification. In addition, the webinar focused on the Market Conduct Annual Statement (MCAS) as a catalyst for market conduct examinations.

Merlinda Johnson, Director of Insurance Regulatory Compliance at RegEd, stated, “We are happy to host this webinar and continue our support of the NAIC. Attendees will benefit from Mr. Helder’s insight surrounding NAIC market regulation objectives and priorities.” Johnson continued, “It is vital that the insurance industry continuously engage with regulators and remain current on evolving market conduct and regulatory initiatives. By doing so, industry participants can better mitigate the risk of being subject to market conduct investigations and examinations.”

Registration for the webinar is open. Please visit here to RSVP for the event.

For more information regarding RegEd’s Enterprise Compliance Management Solutions for Insurance Companies, please call 800-334-8322 or email sales@reged.com.

About RegEd

RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with more than 200 enterprise clients, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients. For more information, please visit www.reged.com.

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RegEd to Participate in Annual NAIC/NIPR Insurance Summit 2019

RegEd will showcase enterprise solutions for contracting/onboarding, appointment processing and credentialing management at the event

Raleigh, NC, May 22, 2019 – RegEd, the leading provider of compliance and credentialing solutions to the financial services industry, will showcase enterprise licensing, appointment and registration solutions at the upcoming Insurance Summit 2019. The event, to be held June 3-7 in Kansas City, is presented jointly by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

The Insurance Summit combines NAIC and NIPR resources in a premier conference for insurance professionals to explore the future of insurance regulation. The conference will feature more than substantive 100 sessions covering areas such as financial solvency, producer licensing, market conduct and more. During the conference, RegEd representatives will highlight the firm’s innovative enterprise solutions for contracting/onboarding, appointment processing and credentialing management, including:

Alerts 2.0: The industry’s only fully automated licensing data reconciliation and management solution.

Onboarding / Contracting Automation: Eliminates manual oversight of the onboarding / contracting process.

Credentialing Validation: Real-time validations with order entry / trading systems and regulatory and industry gateways.

Smart Appointments: Enables straight-through appointment processing based on the firm’s unique business rules.

RegEd representatives will be on-site to meet with conference attendees to understand their compliance challenges and discuss solutions that enable firms to meet compliance requirements and proactively manage their compliance program.

The RegEd conference exhibit will be located at booth #6 in the conference’s Royal Exhibit Hall at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. For more information on RegEd or its attendance at the Insurance Summit conference, please call 800-334-8322 or email sales@reged.com.

About RegEd

RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with more than 200 enterprise clients, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients. For more information, please visit www.reged.com.

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RegEd and IRI Announce Partnership to Deliver Training to Help Industry Professionals Comply With New York Regulation 187

The new course will inform producers of their obligations under the regulation to act in the best interest of clients when recommending annuities or life insurance transactions

Raleigh, NC, May 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RegEd, the leading provider of Compliance Education and Product Training solutions for the financial services industry, has announced a partnership with the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) to deliver a course to help meet New York Regulation 187 requirements.

The course, NY Reg 187: Suitability and Best Interest of Clients in Life Insurance and Annuity Transactions, informs producers of their obligations under New York Regulation 187 to act in the best interest of clients when recommending annuities or life insurance transactions. It discusses the process of determining suitability, the problem of conflict of interest, and disclosure to the client of the pros and cons underpinning a recommendation. The course discusses special rules related to replacement transactions and when a senior client is at risk due either to diminished capacity or financial exploitation.

“Producers must be equipped to comply with the new requirements of New York Regulation 187, and effective training in this area is critical to ensuring that the best interests of clients are being served,” commented Brandi Brown, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at RegEd. “We’re pleased to partner with IRI on this initiative to produce and deliver the course that will be the industry standard in meeting this requirement.”

RegEd delivers more than 1,250,000 CE courses and insurance certificates annually, as part of its Industry Training Platform. Firms rely on RegEd’s regulatory, compliance and education experts for their deep domain expertise and ability to consistently generate timely educational content that enables organizations to effectively adapt to changing requirements.

The course is now available on RegEd’s Industry Training Platform and targets these learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the fiduciary duties of care and loyalty and how these are related to your determination that a proposed sales transaction is suitable for your client;
  • List the situations in which Regulation 187 is applicable to recommendations of life insurance or annuity transactions;
  • Describe the types of client information you are required to collect in order to make a proper recommendation;
  • Explain what is required for a recommendation to be in the best interest of a client and how the analysis applies to both annuities and life insurance;
  • Discuss the special rules that apply to term life insurance and to in-force transaction for which new sales commissions are not paid;
  • Explain the special rules that apply to transactions in which an existing policy or contract is replaced by a new policy or contract;
  • Describe your obligations to protect senior clients in cases of diminished capacity or financial exploitation; and
  • Discuss insurer obligations both to verify that your recommendations are in your clients’ best interest and generally to supervise your adherence to the requirements of Rule 187.

RegEd representatives will be onsite at the IRI ACTION19 conference in Washington, DC, May 15-17. RegEd solution and subject matter experts will demo the new course on Friday, May 17th from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM in the Continental Room at the Capital Hilton Hotel.

For more information on this new course or the RegEd Industry Training Platform, contact sales@reged.com.

About RegEd

RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with more than 200 enterprise clients, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients. For more information, please visit www.reged.com.

About IRI

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is the leading association for the entire supply chain of insured retirement strategies, including life insurers, asset managers, and distributors such as broker-dealers, banks and marketing organizations. IRI members account for more than 95 percent of annuity assets in the U.S., include the top 10 distributors of annuities ranked by assets under management, and are represented by financial professionals serving millions of Americans. IRI champions retirement security for all through leadership in advocacy, awareness, research, and the advancement of digital solutions within a collaborative industry community.

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RegEd to Showcase Enterprise Platform Solution at 2019 FINRA Annual Conference

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how RegEd enables clients to efficiently meet compliance and registration obligations while presenting a unified enterprise view of requirements.

Raleigh, NC, May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions to broker-dealers and other financial services firms, is pleased to announce its participation at the 2019 FINRA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, May 15-17, 2019.

FINRA’s annual conference provides securities industry practitioners with guidance on regulatory priorities and addresses the compliance and regulatory issues investment advisers and broker-dealers face in today’s evolving industry with interactive forums led by experienced industry veterans and regulators. The conference will offer a variety of sessions related to current trends in technology, cybersecurity, risk management and much more.

During the conference RegEd will showcase its comprehensive platform capabilities and enterprise solutions, and discuss how it delivers the highest levels of efficiency, effectiveness and transparency across the enterprise, enabling firms to:

  • Consolidate vendors and applications to reduce complexity and overall cost of ownership.
  • Simplify the end-user experience to drive improved rep and user satisfaction.
  • Install enterprise-level reporting and dashboards for risk analysis to proactively identify negative trends, mitigate risk and demonstrate compliance.
  • Automate data entry, aggregation and reuse to reduce manual processes and human error.

RegEd representatives will be on-site to meet with conference attendees to understand their compliance challenges and discuss solutions that enable broker-dealers and other financial services firms to meet compliance requirements and proactively manage their compliance program.

The RegEd conference exhibit will be located at booth #13 in the conference’s main exhibitor hall at the Marriot Marquis Washington, DC. For more information on RegEd or its attendance at the FINRA Annual conference, please call 800-334-8322 or email sales@reged.com.

About RegEd

RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with more than 200 enterprise clients, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients. For more information, please visit www.reged.com.

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Advertising Review: Is Your Marketing Collateral Review Process 17a-4 Compliant

Is Your Marketing Collateral Review Process 17a-4 Compliant?

RegEd’s Advertising Review solution is built to support firm’s marketing collateral approval process. In addition to robust workflows, Advertising Review is designed with compliance in mind including Worm and D3P support per SEC requirements.

Many regulations imposed by FINRA and the SEC have to do with the archiving of electronically stored information (ESI). Therefore, to ensure compliance firms are required to archive all necessary ESI. However, just archiving the data is not enough. SEC Rule 17a-4 mandates it must be archived in the proper format to meet compliance standards.

Write Once Read Many (WORM)

WORM describes a data storage device in which information, once written, cannot be modified, overwritten or deleted. This write protection affords the assurance that the data cannot be tampered with once it is written to the device.

The SEC defines which books and records to WORM such as purchase and sale documents, customer records, associated person records, customer complaints, and certain other matters. Additionally Rule 17a-3 and Rule 17a-4 specify minimum requirements with respect to these records that broker-dealers must make, and how long those records and other documents must be kept. 

Designated Third Party (D3P)

Broker-Dealers are required to have at least one Designated Third Party (D3P) Compliance Provider for each electronic records archive. RegEd’s D3P service bridges the compliance gap.

D3Ps agree that in the event of the failure or inability of the Broker-Dealer to download requested records, they will undertake that effort to provide to the requesting regulatory or legal body. As your designated D3P provider, RegEd will take the lead on providing the records it holds for you as your WORM storage provider and supply them to regulators if you cannot do so.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

It’s concerning how many firms fall into non-compliance with existing regulations. FINRA is becoming more and more focused on imposing fines and penalties. In 2017 FINRA fined 12 firms for a total of $14.4 million for, “…significant deficiencies relating to the preservation of broker-dealer and customer records in a format that prevents alteration.”

In a statement about the sanctions, the SEC pointed to the importance of record keeping in protecting investors, saying that records are the “primary means of monitoring compliance with applicable securities laws, including anti-fraud provisions and financial responsibility standards.” FINRA further explains how WORM storage is critical due to the increased volume of sensitive data being stored electronically.

WORM Compliance with Advertising Review

RegEd offers a robust, scalable, and configurable WORM storage solution that enables firms to fulfill their books and records obligations.

RegEd’s Advertising Review WORM storage device offers the ability to automate retention events and periods based upon workflow configuration within the application to ensure your data is captured at the required points of submission, revision and approval. Once deployed with your firm, no additional steps must be taken to ensure your data is sent to the WORM storage device with its appropriate metadata and attachments. 

Even if your firm’s marketing team uses a different front-end to create content, Advertising Review can easily integrate with APIs to automatically push content to the compliance review process where final approved files can be properly stored in a WORM compliant format.

Stay Compliant

Using a product like RegEd’s Advertising Review ensures firms interweave compliance within their processes. Compliance is always more cost effective & protective of your business reputation than alternative fines and sanctions. Firms that research, understand, and apply best practices in their marketing collateral review process avoid negative publicity and profit-loss.

RegEd to Showcase Enterprise Compliance Solutions at 2018 NSCP National Conference

RegEd to Showcase Enterprise Compliance Solutions at 2018 NSCP National Conference

Attendees will learn how RegEd enables hundreds of clients to efficiently meet compliance obligations associated with conflicts of interest, advertising review, branch audits, employee risk monitoring, onboarding and licensing and registration

RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions to the financial services industry, is pleased to announce its participation in the 2018 National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) National Conference in Atlanta, GA, on October 29-31, 2018.

Recognized as one of the most comprehensive educational offerings within the securities compliance industry, the NSCP National Conference offers more than 60 sessions, covering topics that are relevant to investment advisers, broker-dealers, private funds and investment companies. This year, the conference agenda will focus on recent regulatory developments and hot-topics such as enforcement trends, cybersecurity, and compliance best practices.

“Regulators are increasingly holding firms accountable for maintaining a holistic program for rigorous rep supervision. At the same time, the war for talent acquisition and retention creates pressure to deliver a seamless rep experience when it comes to compliance,” stated John M. Schobel, CEO & Founder of RegEd. “As a result, we see the industry moving toward a single platform approach that delivers a comprehensive set of tools to manage compliance, automates risk identification and delivers a simplified user experience. We look forward to the chance to meet with attendees and discuss the ways that RegEd enables our clients to manage these challenges.”

RegEd representatives will be on-site during the conference to highlight the firm’s innovative enterprise compliance solutions:

Advertising Review: Streamlines the end-to-end processes for advertising and customer communication submission, review, collaboration and approval, reducing time to market for marketing and sales initiatives. The solution fully supports SEC 17(a)-4 compliance.

Branch Audits: Enables firms to fully plan, schedule, conduct, resolve and report on branch audits. Significantly reduces manual and paper-driven processes, creating a seamless and efficient end-to-end process for branch audit reviews.

Conflicts of Interest: Integrated solutions that enable firms to seamlessly monitor, identify and remedy conflicts of interest and code of conduct issues among the firm’s registered population. Includes expanded, industry-leading capabilities to manage Gifts, Gratuities & Contributions.

Onboarding, Licensing and Registration: Unified solution is powered by an extensive compliance rules engine, and enables firms to seamlessly manage and track representatives’ licensing and registration, compliance and education requirements. Data-reuse, automatic validations, and complex hierarchy management simplify onboarding across distribution channels.

RegEd SCORE® Risk Control Center: Configurable compliance dashboards deliver clear, comprehensive views into the status of compliance requirements at the company level or specific to the individual.

RegEd is exhibiting at the conference and can be located at Booth #8 in the main exhibit hall of the Omni Atlanta Hotel. For more information on RegEd or its attendance at the 2018 NSCP National Conference, please call 800-334-8322 or email sales@reged.com.

RegEd to Showcase Enterprise Compliance Management Solutions at AICP Annual Conference 2018

RegEd to Showcase Enterprise Compliance Management Solutions at AICP Annual Conference 2018

Annual conference is the premier event for insurance compliance professionals, attracting more than 700 attendees

RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions to insurance companies, broker-dealers and other financial services firms, is pleased to announce its participation in the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals’ (AICP) Annual Conference 2018 in Nashville, TN, Sept. 23-26, 2018.

The 31st AICP Annual Conference will host over 700 insurance compliance professionals from Property and Casualty and Life and Health companies. The program will offer more than 60 educational sessions including the evolving regulatory environment, cybersecurity, and market conduct. Presenters and panelists include senior compliance executives from leading insurers, as well as subject matter experts and industry regulators.  Michael Pouliot, Senior Vice President, Sales, RegEd, will moderate a panel discussion on “The Compliance Department of the Future,” where panelists will discuss NAIC innovation and technology initiatives and working groups exploring the impact of innovation and advanced technologies on compliance programs. The discussion will also showcase some of the technology programs underway at the Virginia Bureau of Insurance.

During the conference RegEd will showcase its Enterprise Compliance Management Platform. The platform supports an integrated suite of compliance management solutions, including:

  • Regulatory Change Management. Facilitates a workflow-enabled, closed loop process that provides insurers with everything they need to be aware of, comply with, and demonstrate compliance with relevant regulatory changes. 
  • Policies and Procedures Management.  Fully manage the development, approval cycle and management of policies and procedures across their lifecycle.
  • Consumer Complaint Management. Systematically capture, track and manage the resolution of consumer complaints.
  • Market Conduct Exam Management. Enables firms to effectively prepare for and efficiently manage tasks related to market conduct exams, significantly reducing the time and resource commitment required during a market conduct exam.

“The effective management of Regulatory Change, Policies and Procedures and Consumer Complaints is the cornerstones of a strong compliance program,” commented Debra Freitag, Chief Strategy Officer at RegEd. “Technology-enabled processes ensure that the compliance loop is closed on requirements implementation and complaints resolution, while capturing audit trails that provide evidence of compliance to examiners.”

RegEd representatives will be on-site to meet with conference attendees to understand their compliance challenges and discuss solutions that enable insurers and other financial services firms to meet compliance requirements and proactively manage their compliance program.

The RegEd conference exhibit will be located at booth #112 in the conference’s main exhibitor hall at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. For more information on RegEd or its attendance at the AICP Annual Conference, please call 800-334-8322 or email sales@reged.com.

About RegEd

RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with hundreds of enterprise clients, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients.

Advertising Review: 4 Ways to get the Most From Your-Reports

4 Ways to get the Most From Your Reports

Reports show trends on how well your firm did in the past, as well as what’s coming down the pike. These are key factors that drive success for the firm. Information provided by reports is especially important in today’s compliance environment, where it’s critical to be proactive instead of reactive.

To make the most of RegEd’s Advertising Review reporting capabilities, follow these proven steps to improve your process.

1. Determine what's important to your firm

Executives consider reporting vital to find answers to questions regarding their business.

Start by asking questions at the top. When prototyping your reports, it’s important to first define what executives (especially your CCO and CEO) want to see. Are they concerned about turnaround time or just general data regarding the advertising review compliance process? What are their key metrics? What behaviors do they want to encourage or discourage?

Align with your team’s vision. Take your business goals and map those metrics to the capabilities of Advertising Review reports. For example, if the firm wants to know how long a certain item takes to be reviewed, pull the turnaround time report. Or use the Search All Requests tool to create custom reports based on a variety of metrics – including timeframes, standard metadata fields, FINRA-specific fields, and custom metadata fields.

2. Capture the right data

Your reports are only as good as the data behind them. Planning and setup are the keys to capturing the right metrics. The RegEd implementation process takes data in to consideration during the workflow creation process, but sometimes years have passed since a firm has reviewed their setup. If you’re just about to start an implementation, be sure to look at your custom fields and configurations to see if it will provide the reports you want. If your workflow is well established, it may be a good time to audit your process to find ways to optimize. In either event, we suggest working backwards – plan your reports first and then configure the application accordingly.

Keep your scope focused and only measure what matters. Pick a limited number of key performance indicators and metrics. A third-party survey of the number of metrics used by CEO’s showed that over half use only 5–10 metrics to manage their entire firm. It is also a good idea to limit the number of reports. Focus on those tied to specific business objectives.

3. Create your reports

Most firms start with existing reports from previous applications or processes as a baseline. As you begin to build workflows, and subsequently your reports in Advertising Review, there are several resources to help you get started.

Begin with standard reports. Advertising Review offers standard reports across all versions. See the following standard the filtering options. Note that not all reports have the same filtering options.

  • Completion Date: Allows for filtering based on date values (YTD, Last 12 months, etc.). Use this to target important data.
  • Grouping Options: How should reports be grouped? This filter will be report-specific and could include status, originator, branch, and/or format.
  • Rep Attributes: Filter by up to four (4) different rep attributes such as title, position, or hire date (as well as many more).

Next take a look at the Search All Requests reports tool. This allows you to create ad hoc reports using over 25 standard metrics as well as any custom metadata fields in your workflows. Configure, save, export, and repeat as often as needed. Don't reinvent the wheel! Talk with your Relationship Manager to see what other firms have implemented and learn more about best practices so that you and your team are working with data that helps you make more informed decisions.

4. Use data to drive behavior and produce results

Reports are designed to be iterative, it’s important to keep them current and relevant. To successfully roll out business metrics, good communication is key. Use the My Reports feature to easily find your favorite reports.

Manage from the top down. Encourage managers to run meetings directly from their reports. Many customers also have the following mandate for compliance and marketing: “If it’s not in Ad Review, then it doesn’t exist.” This directive proves to be extremely motivating for teams.

Finally, engage your user community. Don’t make the mistake of tracking metrics only at the executive level, make sure your users can access the reports that are important to them. What do your users want to see? What will help them do their jobs faster and smarter? Those are the metrics that matter.

RegEd CEO & Founder to Speak at FSI Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah

RegEd CEO & Founder to Speak at FSI Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah

John M. Schobel will speak as part of the event’s Executive Track, on the topic of innovation and automation in the financial services industry

Financial services professionals will gather at the FSI Forum at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 24-26 to discuss the foremost challenges facing advisors and executives in the industry. RegEd CEO & Founder John M. Schobel will speak at the event, on the topic of technology innovation and automation, and how technology will impact the industry in the future.

The FSI Forum is an in-depth, issues-focused educational conference that includes both advisor-focused and firm executive-focused sessions, built by and for their members. At FSI Forum 2018, attendees will be given the chance to network and engage with their peers from across the independent financial services industry, in educational sessions and discussions focused on the hottest issues facing advisors and executives.

Mr. Schobel will speak as part of the panel, Innovation & Automation to Increase Service Levels & Profit Margins, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. “Leveraging new technology, the compliance and operations functions can evolve to deliver new levels of value creation and competitive advantage. Technologies such as Robotic Process Automation and AI automate repetitive, routine and manual tasks, enabling compliance resources to undertake higher value activities and increase the quality of their contribution to the business. I look forward to discussing this topic with my fellow panelists,” he stated.

The session will address ways that companies are using these new technologies to simplify business submissions, improve service levels, reduce NIGOs (not in good order) and increase profit margins. The session will also explore how companies can support the transition to new technologies and implement best practices for creating an optimized customer experience. In addition, the panelists will discuss how firms can combine technology with human interaction to preserve the value of advice, which is integral to continued industry growth.

To learn more about the FSI forum, please visit here. Registration is now open.

About RegEd

RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with hundreds of enterprise clients, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients.

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