RegEd Launches Enterprise Solution that Transforms Managing Gifts and Entertainment Compliance for Financial Services

The only for-purpose technology solution to seamlessly manage the request, approval and reconciliation process while simplifying the user experience for employees and supervised persons

RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions for the financial services industry, has released an all-new enterprise solution to address the multitude of requirements associated with gifts, gratuities and contributions management. Gifts, Gratuities and Contributions Management (GGC) leverages RegEd’s powerful platform capabilities to enable comprehensive monitoring, workflow-directed task management, real-time alerts to exceptions, and sophisticated hierarchy management to enable firms to drive efficiency throughout the end-to-end tracking of gifts, entertainment, non-cash compensation and political contributions.

 “The SEC, FINRA, state departments of insurance, OCC, FDIC, and other federal regulators, as well as international supervisory bodies, have placed gifts and entertainment management and other conflicts of interest high on the list of topics of focus for regulatory examinations and audits,” commented John M. Schobel, Founder & CEO at RegEd. “To ensure compliance, companies must install organization-wide procedures and technology to enable the efficient review, approval, management and monitoring of gift and entertainment requests against firm-defined thresholds, so that all gifts, regardless of the amount or point of origination, are tracked accurately.”

The solution centralizes the management of submissions and approvals, enabling compliance managers and other stakeholders to holistically monitor the exchange of gifts, gratuities, contributions, and other non-cash compensation, track the preclearance approval process and identify limit violations. Comprehensive reporting and full audit trails provide valuable documentation to satisfy requests from internal stakeholders and regulators.

Gifts, Gratuities and Contributions is part of a fully integrated suite of for-purpose conflicts of interest solutions, which enable firms to seamlessly monitor, identify and remedy conflicts and code of conduct issues among the firm’s employee population and third parties. The solution suite comprises robust questionnaires modules which can be implemented individually or together, including GGC, Outside Business Activities and Personal Securities Account Management.

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.

A Statement From the RegEd Executive Team

A Statement From the RegEd Executive Team

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RegEd Announces Expansion of Enterprise Compliance Platform with Gifts, Gratuities and Contributions Management

The all-new enterprise solution is the industry’s only for-purpose technology for the submission, approval, tracking and reconciliation of gifts, entertainment, non-cash compensation and political contributions.

RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions for the financial services industry, has announced the expansion of its Enterprise Compliance Management platform to address the multitude of requirements associated with gifts, gratuities and contributions management. Gifts, Gratuities and Contributions Management (GGC) leverages RegEd’s powerful platform capabilities to enable comprehensive monitoring, workflow-directed task management, real-time alerts to exceptions, and sophisticated hierarchy management to enable firms to drive efficiency throughout the end-to-end tracking of gifts, entertainment, non-cash compensation and political contributions.

 “The regulatory environment and customer and investor expectations put firms under significant pressure to monitor, mitigate and prevent employee and sales behaviors that fail to serve the best interest of clients and investors,” commented Ethan Floyd, Chief Product Officer at RegEd. “Tracking gifts, entertainment and non-cash compensation across hundreds to tens of thousands of employees presents a daunting challenge. Fit-for-purpose technology is needed for streamlined management of request processes, compliance monitoring and exception management associated with the firm’s conflict of interest policies.”

The solution centralizes the management of submissions and approvals, enabling compliance managers and other stakeholders to holistically monitor the exchange of gifts, gratuities, contributions, and other non-cash compensation, track the preclearance approval process and identify limit violations. Comprehensive reporting and full audit trails provide valuable documentation to satisfy requests from internal stakeholders and regulators.

Gifts, Gratuities and Contributions is part of a fully integrated suite of for-purpose conflicts of interest solutions, which enable firms to seamlessly monitor, identify and remedy conflicts and code of conduct issues among the firm’s employee population and third parties. The solution suite comprises robust questionnaires modules which can be implemented individually or together, including GGC, Outside Business Activities and Personal Securities Account Management.

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.

RegEd Announces COVID-19 Resource Center

The site will support industry firms’ ability to manage the influx of new regulatory activity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions to the financial services industry, today announced that it has established the RegEd COVID-19 Resource Center, which aggregates regulatory activity impacting the financial services industry, related to the scope of regulations that RegEd products and services cover.

“At RegEd, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and our community. We’re committed to providing the support and resources to navigate this challenging time and support them in their day-to-day roles.” said John M. Schobel, RegEd CEO and Founder. “Our clients now must keep up with an increased volume of new regulatory updates related to COVID-19.  We’ve created this resource to ease the burden of doing so.”

While firms may already receive updates from industry organizations, regulators and other third parties, the RegEd COVID-19 Resource Center provides a single source of COVID-19 updates that specifically relate to the scope of regulations that RegEd products and services cover.

As some updates may have implications for the rules that drive specific RegEd solutions, RegEd Product Management will continue to use its standard methods to communicate any changes to RegEd solutions that support regulatory agency rule changes related to COVID-19.

Technology-Enabled Regulatory Change Management and Regulatory Intelligence Comes to the Forefront

There are more than 5,000 insurance and securities regulatory changes each year, which will increase significantly with the addition of COVID-19 related updates. RegEd’s Enterprise Regulatory Change Management solution delivers fully analyzed requirements and provides the most efficient means of managing the implementation of new requirements. Learn more.

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.

SEC and FINRA Exam Priorities to Include Firms’ AML Compliance Programs, Including Policies and Procedures

SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued its examination priorities for 2020. According to the document, OCIE will assess the adequacy of firms’ AML compliance programs, including relevant policies and procedures. AML Compliance was also cited by FINRA as an area of focus in its recent 2020 Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter.

The Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions, including broker-dealers and investment companies, to establish anti-money laundering (AML) programs. These programs must, among other things, include policies and procedures reasonably designed to identify and verify the identity of customers and beneficial owners of legal entity customers…Given the importance of these requirements, OCIE will continue to prioritize examining broker-dealers and investment companies for compliance with their AML obligations...”
– 2020 SEC Examination Priorities

Do you have the right tools in place to manage AML compliance?

Training
A robust training program is a core element of compliance with anti‐money laundering regulations. RegEd’s Anti-Money Laundering Training solutions deliver a streamlined user experience that enables insurance and securities professionals to satisfy AML training requirements with minimal disruption, while enterprise reporting capabilities enable administrators to monitor requirements and completion status.

Policies and Procedures
RegEd’s Policies and Procedures Management provides an enterprise workflow and task management solution that enables comprehensive, end-to-end administration and oversight of all elements of the firm’s policies and procedures.

Read more about RegEd’s Policies and Procedures Management solution.

Read more about RegEd’s AML training solution.

RegEd Leaders Elected to Positions at the SILA Foundation and SILA Education and Training Subgroup (SETS)

RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions to the financial services industry, today announced that members of its Regulatory Affairs Group have been elected to serve in positions at the SILA Foundation and SILA Education and Training Subgroup (SETS).

Susan Boles, RegEd Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst, has been elected to the SILA Foundation Board of Trustees as the new Scholarships & Grants Trustee Member. As the new Scholarships & Grants Trustee Member, Susan will oversee all of the scholarship programs and grants that SILA issues.

Brandi Brown, RegEd Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, is now Co-Chair of the SILA Education and Training Subgroup (SETS). The SILA Education and Training Subgroup (SETS) provides a forum for SILA Members to address issues related to Education and Training Requirements for Producers, Adjusters, and Registered Representatives.

Newly appointed Scholarships & Grants Trustee Member, Susan Boles, commented “I’m honored to have been elected as the new Scholarships & Grants Trustee Member on the SILA Foundation Board of Trustees. I have been an avid supporter of the SILA mission for years with RegEd and to be able to serve on the foundation board is one of the best ways I can think of to assist and give back to my profession.”

The purpose of the SILA Foundation is to provide an educational forum for the public. The SILA Foundation Board of Trustees determine what programs, whether in person and online, should be offered. The educational content offered covers Financial Services, specifically Securities and/or Insurance, and its purpose is to develop and/or improve individuals’ capabilities regarding Financial Services. Activities may include educational materials, courses, public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, personal career development, mentoring, job training, job fairs, or other programs.

To learn more about the SILA Foundation, please visit http://www.silafoundation.org/.

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.

FINRA Priorities Letter Highlights Customer Communications as the Subject of Heightened Focus for 2020

FINRA’s 2020 Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter serves to document areas of emphasis for the coming year, which firms may consider for opportunities to improve their compliance and supervisory programs. Among the highlights in the 2020 letter is an emphasis on firms’ compliance with obligations relating to FINRA Rule 2210 (Communications with the Public), including their marketing, advertising and sales materials.

FINRA will review how firms review, approve, supervise and distribute retail communications regarding private placement securities via online distribution platforms, as well as traditional channels.
– FINRA 2020 Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter

Learn how leading firms partner with RegEd to streamline advertising compliance review and drive faster time to market.

Leading firms that together employ hundreds of thousands of registered representatives have selected RegEd’s Advertising Review, which delivers a single, integrated solution that streamlines the end-to-end processes for advertising and customer communication submission, review, collaboration and approval, speeding time to market for review items.

Read more about RegEd’s Advertising Review solution.

Case Study: Learn how CUNA Mutual increased efficiency in their advertising review process

SEC’s 2020 Examination Priorities Demonstrate a Continued Focus on Conflicts of Interest, Including Outside Business Activities

SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued its examination priorities for 2020. According to the report, OCIE will continue its focus on the protection of retail investors, including seniors and those saving for retirement. Examinations in these areas will include reviews of disclosures relating to fees, expenses, and conflicts of interest.

“Registered firms must effectively implement controls and systems to ensure disclosures are made as required and that a firm’s actions match those disclosures… Examinations will relatedly focus on registered firms’ disclosures and supervision of outside business activities of its employees and associated persons, and any conflicts that may arise from those activities.
– 2020 Examination Priorities, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Do you have the right tools in place to manage conflicts of interest?

RegEd’s fully integrated Conflicts of Interest Management solution suite enables firms to seamlessly monitor, identify and remediate conflicts of interest and code of conduct issues. The solution captures a full audit trail of requests, approvals, exceptions and remediation, and provides ready documentation for internal and external regulatory reporting.

The solution suite, including Outside Business Activities, leverages RegEd’s powerful platform capabilities to enable comprehensive monitoring, task management, alerts and sophisticated hierarchy management.

Read more about RegEd’s Conflicts of Interest solution suite.

Read more about RegEd’s Outside Business Activities solution.

RegEd Appoints Derrick D. Cobey as Chief Technology Officer

Technology strategist and product development veteran to drive the continued advancement of RegEd’s enterprise compliance and credentialing solutions.

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 Derrick D. Cobey to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Cobey will direct RegEd’s technology strategy and drive continuous innovation across RegEd’s broad compliance and credentialing solutions portfolio.

“As client expectations for technology-enabled efficiency continue to evolve, a chief technology officer that is an innovation agent with highly disciplined execution is critical to our continued success” said John M. Schobel, RegEd CEO and Founder. “Derrick brings extensive knowledge of product engineering, technology strategy, SaaS solutions development and systems architecture and design, in combination with a successful track record of delivering enterprise software solutions that are competitively distinguished, to RegEd. His proven ability to execute technology and product transformation strategies and drive highly disciplined SLDC practices will help ensure RegEd’s continued success.”

Cobey is a highly accomplished technology and business leader with more than 20 years of software development and SaaS solution experience.  He joins RegEd from hCentive, where he was Chief Product Officer and General Manager, Government Solutions. At hCentive Derrick was responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction and day-to-day operations on a global level.  In his prior career, Derrick was the Chief Technology Officer for Mediware Human Services (now WellSky), Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Engineering at PeopleClick (now PeopleFluent) and the Vice President of Product Engineering at JPMorgan Chase.  During his time at these companies, he led globally distributed teams in engineering SaaS solutions and fast-growth enterprise software.

“I’m thrilled that Derrick has joined RegEd at this exciting point in our growth,” continued Schobel. “Derrick’s technology expertise and proven track record in roles at high-growth companies make him an excellent fit to continue to drive RegEd’s culture of innovation, and I’m confident that he’ll make material contributions to RegEd’s future.”

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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FSI OneVoice 2020

RegEd CEO and Founder to be a Featured Presenter at FSI OneVoice 2020

John M. Schobel will present on the topic of driving efficiency and effectiveness in branch exams and field audits.

RegEd, the leading provider of compliance technology solutions to broker-dealers and other financial services firms, is pleased to announce its participation in the Financial Services Institute (FSI) OneVoice conference in San Diego, CA, January 27-29, 2020.

RegEd Founder and CEO, John M. Schobel, will present on Improving Branch Exams on Tuesday, January 28th at 1:30 PM. The session will cover how branch exams and field audits can be made more beneficial and impactful for both the firm and the registered representative. The session will review the topics to cover in the exam as well as evaluate how to best approach compliance issues and create an open dialogue.

John M. Schobel, Chief Executive Officer at RegEd, commented, “The need for a holistic view of compliance and risk is the key driver causing industry firms to consolidate compliance technology in favor of an enterprise approach. RegEd’s enterprise compliance platform and wide breath of compliance solutions, including Branch Audit Management, enable our clients to establish a central compliance portal that provides their advisor and employee population with a full view of compliance requirements and status while providing the firm with the critical views needed to reduce overall risk for the firm.”

The FSI OneVoice conference is an educational forum for broker-dealer home office executives. This year’s event will offer more than 30 sessions on topics surrounding compliance, supervision, operations and technology. Presenters and panelists include regulators, senior executives from leading financial services firms and industry subject matter experts.

RegEd will be an exhibitor and sponsor at the conference, and will showcase enterprise solutions that enable firms to ensure a culture of compliance in today’s rapidly evolving regulatory environment:

Branch Audit Management: Enables firms to fully plan, schedule, conduct, resolve and report on branch audits. Streamlines the audit process and improves efficiency of the firm’s audit program.

Gifts, Gratuities and Contributions Management: Expanded capabilities enable global enterprise gifts and entertainment tracking and management, including: automated contact management, threshold tracking, automated alerts, and more.

Enterprise Advertising Review: Enable a workflow-driven process to streamline advertising and customer communication submission, review, collaboration and approval, speeding time to market for review items.

Registration and OBA: Streamline registration compliance across the enterprise, including end-to-end OBA tracking and reporting. Integrations automate filing and reconciliation of amendments and background investigations.

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 #509 in the conference’s main exhibitor hall at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. For more information on RegEd or its attendance at the FSI OneVoice 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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