How to Best Work with Compliance Consultants

Overview

The following is an edited transcript of a recent NSCP-hosted webinar on how to best work with compliance consultants. Meghan Flanagan, deputy executive director for the National Society of Compliance Professionals, introduced the discussion. Participants were Carlos Guillen, CEO, BasisCode Compliance, who served as moderator; Janaya Moscony, president, SEC3; James Spinelli, COO, Great Valley Advisor Group; Jon Wowak, COO, Cipperman Compliance Services; and Jason Ewasko, CCO, Cipperman Compliance Services.

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When to Hire a Third-Party Compliance Consultant Webinar

BasisCode CEO, Carlos Guillen, recently moderated a webinar hosted by the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) which brought together leading compliance professionals and consultants who shared insights on how to best utilize compliance consultants. The expert panel explored issues regarding when to hire a third-party compliance consultant; what types of work can be done; how to evaluate consultants; and differences between a fully-outsourced consulting relationship versus project support.

We invite you to listen to the NSCP webinar below.

Focus 1 Associates Joins BasisCode Advisory Council

MEDFORD, Ore. and ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Focus 1 Associates LLC (Focus 1), specializing in assisting registered investment advisers with their compliance needs, has joined the BasisCode Advisory Council.

BasisCode Compliance LLC (www.basiscode.com) is a leading provider of regulatory compliance software solutions. The advisory council consists of leading compliance consulting firms that provide input for the continuing development of BasisCode’s award-winning Compliance Consultant Manager software platform. (more…)

Can Regtech Firms Build a Higher Standard of Compliance?

Originally written by Rhea Wessel – CFA Institute – Can Regtech Firms Build a Higher Standard of Compliance?

As compliance challenges grow more complex and failures more costly, managers need new solutions, but technology can’t replace integrity.

Key Points

  1. Regulatory technology, or “regtech,” is being used to automate workflows for monitoring and disclosure.
  2. Transparency and disclosure will be important for future business models, according to a recent CFA Institute report.
  3. “Instead of putting the regulation first, put the ethical conduct that your client expects first,” says Glenn Doggett, CFA.

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Focus 1 Associates Implements BasisCode Compliance Software Platform

MEDFORD, Ore. and ATLANTA, February 5, 2018 –Focus 1 Associates LLC (www.focus1associates.com), specializing in assisting registered investment advisers—institutional, wealth advisers, family offices, and advisers to private funds—with their compliance needs under the Investment Advisers Act, is implementing BasisCode Compliance LLC’s software platform to improve compliance management for its U.S. and non-U.S. client base. (more…)

Meltdown/Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities and Compliance Software

BasisCode has completed all available OS updates, patches, and other necessary software updates including Antivirus and SQL Server to all environments. Employee machines will also continue to be updated and validated.

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BasisCode Compliance named WealthManagement.com 2016 Industry Awards finalist

Atlanta, Ga. – July 19, 2016 – BasisCode Compliance, provider of the industry’s most comprehensive integrated compliance management software solutions for investment advisors, broker/dealers, compliance consultants and other professional services firms, has been named a finalist in the compliance category of WealthManagement.com’s 2016 Industry Awards for the version of its software developed for compliance consultants.

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Hardin Compliance Consulting selects BasisCode Compliance software

ATLANTA, Ga. – BasisCode Compliance today announced that Hardin Compliance is implementing the BasisCode Compliance™ software to help the full-service regulatory compliance consulting firm more easily manage compliance on behalf of its clients.

BasisCode introduced its new software platform, designed specifically for compliance consultants, law firms, auditors, accountants, fund administrators and other compliance management intermediaries, in October.  BasisCode Compliance is the industry’s broadest set of integrated software solutions that improve compliance management for consultants, asset managers, investment advisors, broker/dealers, insurance companies and other service providers.

“Previously, like many consultants, we relied on manual processes and spreadsheets, but we have found the BasisCode Compliance software does a better job helping us aggregate and manage compliance data across our varied clients,” said Hardin Compliance Managing Director Jaqueline Hummel.  “Now our staff can be more productive and we can document compliance management activities in a more structured way, for internal and external reporting.”

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Compliance controls top FINRA focus for 2016

The quality of a firm’s compliance controls is climbing higher on the priority stack in both the boardroom and on regulators’ examination checklists.  In February, for instance, the founder and CEO of a multi-billion dollar human resources software company stepped down over inadequate compliance procedures and internal controls.[1]
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