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Advertising Review: 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 […]

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L&R Operations and the Shift Toward Automation: Key Drivers

The Drivers of Automation Managing licensing and registration operations means providing a high level of exceptional service to agents and producers against a challenging backdrop of fluctuating volumes, complex transactions, ever-changing regulations, and rigorous data and reporting demands. It requires extraordinary levels of efficiency and continuous assimilation of best practices. We take a look at the biggest drivers that propel insurers and distributors to implement advanced technology into their licensing operations. Time to Market, User Satisfaction, and Reduced Risk There are many drivers of automation in licensing and registration operations, but the most significant are the need for increased staff […]

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Trends in L&R Operations: A Changing Industry and New Ways to Work

An Evolving Industry and a New Way to Work The insurance industry and the technology that supports it continue to evolve, and licensing and registration operations remain at the forefront, providing extraordinary levels of efficiency and continuous assimilation of best practices. The Growth of Call Centers, Evolving Role of Technology For example, call centers, both internal and outsourced, have grown as a result of the insurance industry’s increased digitization and the popularity of robo-advisers. These shifts have been driven by a new generation rising higher through the business and by overall evolving expectations of what technology should provide. In addition, […]

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Licensing Technology and Evolving Expectations

Less That Does More The financial services industry expects dramatically more from the technology that supports it. Once paper-based, systems are now a single application with a frictionless experience for users. The best licensing and registration operations have the ability to aggregate real-time data from multiple sources, provide straight-through processing for a host of functions, and support multiple channels.  Intuitive and Interactive Just five years ago, firms said agents were resistant to technology and still preferred paper. Today, that has completely changed. Agents and advisers want interactive systems that have to be online, intuitive, and completely frictionless. They have a […]

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Business Process Automation (BPA) v. Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Which is best for L&R Operations?

BPA Drives L&R Efficiency For many the financial services industry, there can be confusion between BPA and RPA. Business process automation, known as BPA, has proven most effective at driving efficiency for licensing and registration operations. Robotic process automation, or RPA, is often seen as the ultimate enabler of efficiency, which is true in other applications. Here, we explain the difference. Process Management v. Saving Keystrokes Robotic process automation (RPA) replicates human keystrokes in a repeatable process, such that a bot enters data in fields on a screen to create records, and in some cases, completes a transaction. In short, […]

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RegEd Appoints Adam Schaub as Vice President of Platform Product Management

RegEd, the market-leading provider of enterprise regulatory compliance solutions to banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies and brokers, is pleased to announce its appointment of Adam Schaub to the role of Vice President, Platform Product Management. In this role, Schaub will direct RegEd’s platform product management team and lead the strategy and vision for the continuous evolution of RegEd’s enterprise platform. “Adam comes to RegEd with deep industry, regulatory and compliance subject matter expertise. He has over 20 years of direct experience in the financial services compliance industry, and was a RegEd client leading the compliance services team at his last role, […]

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