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The General Data Protection Regulation -GDPR and your business

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 10:11:59 AM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR, Fitbit, MiFIDII, Data, GDPR

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The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, adopted in 2016, will be directly applicable starting on May 25, 2018. GDPR comes with significant changes compared to the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC involving operational changes in organisations.

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Building the case for constructive compliance

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2017 3:58:00 PM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR, Fitbit, MiFIDII, SMCR

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With The FCA now focusing on the implementation of MiFIDII plus with the SMCR and GDPR also on the way, we are now seeing far more focus on transparency, accountability, roles and responsibilities.

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The Senior Managers and Certification Regime

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2017 5:06:55 PM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR, Fitbit, MiFIDII, SMCR

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‘Culture and governance in financial services and its impact on consumer outcomes is a priority for the FCA. The extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime is key to driving forward culture change in firms.’ Jonathan Davidson Exec Director for Supervision for retail authorisations FCA.

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Making sense of MiFID II with Model Office's #RegTech platform

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 4, 2017 1:10:27 PM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR, Fitbit, MiFIDII

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Treating Customer’s Fairly on Speed? Well with the FCA final implementation rules upon us, the MiFID II requirements are intended to increase disclosure to clients, provide transparency around execution arrangements and order routing decisions, and should facilitate greater investor challenge and scrutiny by clients on the performance of firms acting on their behalf.

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Model Office #RegTech platform Q2 question updates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2017 2:41:45 PM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, mifid, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR, Fitbit

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The FCA have been busy: there is the HMT/FAMR latest on definition of advice, the Suitability Review report, the latest on Defined Benefit Pension transfers. Elsewhere we have MiFID II implementation guidance, AML and General data Protection Regime - GDPR initiatives. 

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FCA, Suitability & Model Office #RegTech

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2017 5:17:51 PM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, mifid, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR, Fitbit

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The Financial Conduct Authority recently released Assessing Suitability Review looked into the suitability of the advice offered by the pensions and investment market, and the quality of disclosure in the sector.

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Model Office #RegTech - Your business Fitbit

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2017 10:07:03 AM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, mifid, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR, Fitbit

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Financial Advice Working Group and Model Office#RegTech

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2017 10:34:31 PM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, mifid, HMT, suitability, FAWG, FAMR

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One thing is clear, there is real momentum underway within the retail investment advice  market towards more client-centric business models that will make both products and services easy to access, affordable and compliant.

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Model Office#RegTech and advice suitability

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2017 9:39:20 AM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, mifid, HMT, suitability

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 Model Office’s (MO’s) aim is to ensure compliance is no longer considered as a department or business function but rather a corporate state of mind.

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#RegTech and the definition of advice

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 11:32:53 AM / by Chris Davies posted in Benchmark, compliance, client centric, Financial regulation, Financial business development, fintech, Human resource development, client engagement, regtech, Constructive compliance, Risk management, practice management, FCA, advice, mifid, HMT

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We have a new duck in town, HMT have now placed their stake in the MiFID advice definition camp and thus we now have a clear and transparent definition when advice is advice and not as the case maybe.

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