Coffee & Regs

Coffee & Regs

A CSS RegTech podcast series on moving from a tactical to strategic approach to regulatory compliance. The global regulatory space is complex and fragmented. Financial firms can address this problem through tactical responses to regulatory deadlines or think more strategically on how to optimize their compliance data, operations and technology. The Compliance Solutions Strategies weekly podcast features regulatory experts, former Chief Compliance Officers, cybersecurity specialists, industry partners and RegTech collaborators to help prepare investment management firms for changes on the regulatory horizon.

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May 9, 2021 11 min

In this episode, CSS’s Director of Broker-Dealer Services and a former regulator, John Gentile and Executive Director, Jackie Hallihan sit down to discuss FINRA’s rule book regarding capital acquisition brokers. These are broker-dealers that limit their business to certain capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing activities, so before you go down that regulatory path, it’s important to understand the rules ...

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In this episode, former CCOs and CSS’s compliance services experts in retail and institutional wealth manager services, Korrine Kohm and Matt Calabro discuss a roadmap on navigating the new Marketing Rule, building an action plan and leveraging managed services and technology to help remove compliance complexities from the rule.?

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April 25, 2021 12 min

In this episode, CSS’s Director of Cyber IT Services E.J Yerzak sits down with AVP, Program Executive at Varney Agency and cyber insurance expert, Nick Weiner to discuss the recent NYDFS guidance for insurers that underwrite cyber insurance policies. The guidance includes a Cyber Insurance Risk Framework that provides best practices for managing cyber insurance risk amid concerns of systemic and “silent” risks to the financial sect...

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In this episode, CSS’s Chief Product Officer Ronan Brennan sits down with Regulatory Specialist Nicklas Nilsson to discuss the latest updates from ESMA on MiFIR in the world of transaction reporting and the trend to consolidate regulatory reporting and data going forward.

 

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April 11, 2021 10 min

In this episode, CSS’s Co-Executive Directors of Compliance Services Keith Marks and Jackie Hallihan sit down to discuss actionable takeaways on implementing the SEC’s new Marketing Rule for registered investment advisers within the next 18 months.

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In this episode, CSS’s resident document production experts Shane O’Sullivan and Charles Seigle-Goujon sit down to discuss how to prepare now for the UCITS to PRIIPs transition using best practices from the insurance industry and getting data governance procedures in place today. 

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In this episode, former Chief Compliance Officers Matt Calabro and Allison Fraser sit down to discuss public pension fund independent compliance reviews. Pension fund managers have an extensive due diligence process to screen potential investment advisers for their programs. Today, this due diligence goes beyond examining an investment adviser’s investment process, research and execution capabilities to also include evaluating thei...

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In this episode, former Chief Compliance Officers Allison Fraser and Victoria Olson sit down to discuss a playbook for regulatory change. With new regulations like the Marketing Rule coming, how do compliance teams prepare, communicate changes to the business and translate regulatory requirements into operational policies and procedures?

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In this episode, former Chief Compliance Officers Korrine Kohm and Ariana Monchick discuss CCO liability, ways to avoid enforcement and best practices for compliance teams to mitigate risk and navigate regulatory complexities.

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In this episode, CSS’s President and Founder John Lee joins Natalie Silverman to discuss what the future of RegTech looks like in five years, from innovation in machine-learning and AI from both RegTech firms and the regulators, to the digitization and datafication of financial services. 

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March 1, 2021 22 min

In this episode, CSS’s Regulatory Guidance and ESG Specialist Marye Cherry sits down with Vanessa Barnett, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance at FactSet to navigate the latest news on the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. These experts of ESG discuss the newly released details on the RTS for Level 2 SFDR, how financial firms can manage their ESG data and the impending March 10 de...

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February 22, 2021 31 min

 In this episode, CSS’s Regulatory Content Manager Greg Hotaling sits down with Faye Sutherland, Head of Shareholding Disclosure of aosphere LLP to discuss the 2021 watchlist in the world of shareholding disclosure – from foreign direct investment and shareholder activism to updates on short selling restrictions. 

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In this episode, CSS’s ESG experts Marye Cherry and Ronan Brennan talk about the latest developments with the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The ESAs have published the much-anticipated final report and draft RTS on disclosures under the EU SFDR while there’s still the impending 10 March deadline for high-level, principles-based compliance with the Level 1 SFDR.

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In this episode, CSS’s team of former Chief Compliance Officers Matt Calabro and Dan Haynes take a look at the global regulatory agenda in 2021 and provide practical tips and tricks to set compliance teams up for success.

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In this episode, CSS’s Executive Advisor on Global Transaction Reporting Mikkel Mördrup sits down with Regulatory Specialist Nicklas Nilsson for a look back into the world of transaction reporting in 2020 - from uncertainties in the market to new regulations - and a look forward at changes to EMIR REFIT and MiFID II / MiFIR coming in 2022.

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In this episode, CSS’s SVP of Business Development Ashley Smith sits down with Chief Client Officer Jac Dunne to take a look at some implementation case studies to uncover the challenges of regulatory reporting and how asset managers and fund administrators can optimize and scale their regulatory operations more efficiently.

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In this episode, CSS’s Executive Director Jackie Hallihan sits down with Senior Consultant Adam DiPaolo to read the tea leaves on 2021. The compliance duo discusses changes to the SEC itself to regulations, rule-making, examination and enforcement trends and how to prepare for the predictability and unpredictability of compliance in the new year.

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In this episode, CSS’s SVP of Business Development Ashley Smith joins Chief Product Officer Ronan Brennan to discuss a post-Brexit world for financial services, the end of passporting, what's next for equivalence and the upcoming March 2021 deadline.

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 In this episode, SVP of Business Development at CSS Ashley Smith sits down with two insurance and Solvency II experts from MBE Consulting to discuss the push for asset managers to attract more insurance investors, and what should asset managers be doing now, including focusing on data management and the quality of their Solvency Capital Requirement (SCR).

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In this episode, CSS's Chief Product Officer Ronan Brennan represents the EU and President of CSS John Lee represents the UK in a no holds barred discussion on post-Brexit complexities in Part 2 of a special two-part series. The conversation focuses on how the fund industry will compete with Dublin and Luxembourg, and what's next for UCITS and the UK and EU fund regimes.

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