Hoboken, N.J., April 12, 2018 – Wealth management firms and registered investment advisors are increasingly finding themselves pressured when it comes to the rigorous enforcement of Sales Practices & Suitability rules by regulators. Vigilant supervision is essential, and firms are now aware that numerous activities need to be monitored daily. To address these challenges,
NICE Actimize, a NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) business and the leader in Autonomous Financial Crime Management solutions, is enhancing its Sales Practices & Suitability solution's Open Analytics capabilities to enable firms to create their own custom rules for automating daily sales practice supervision based on their unique business requirements without the added expense of professional services costs.
"Firms have different levels of risk tolerance, and such risks as asset concentration not only need to be monitored on a monthly basis but also on a daily basis," said Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE. "Firms also measure other activities, such as supervision of accounts for high net worth individuals, missed breakpoints and hybrid switching, on a daily basis. With our new enhanced Open Analytics for daily reviews, firms now have the flexibility to create daily supervision routines to support these and other business practices. This is in addition to the wide range of out-of-the-box analytics risk coverage provided by the NICE Actimize Sales Practices & Suitability solution."
NICE Actimize's Sales Practices & Suitability solution's Open Analytics empowers compliance managers to create their own monitoring rules 'on the fly,' eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming custom development and programming. With the addition of Open Analytics for Daily Reviews, compliance managers can now configure custom supervisory routines to run on a daily basis, in addition to on a monthly or trade basis, which were available previously. As irregularities are identified through the Open Analytics, alerts are routed to compliance managers for investigation.
Daily supervision is essential from a regulatory standpoint. Regulatory bodies around the world are stepping up their enforcement of investment suitability regulations to ensure wealth management firms and registered investment advisors are properly managing investor wealth. Both IIROC (The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada) and FINRA mandate daily reviews of client accounts for undue risks and asset concentrations that could harm investors.
"As a matter of good practice, firms want to ensure they are properly managing their clients' investments and wealth, but regulations also impose suitability obligations to protect investors and market integrity," said Wooten. "Using the NICE Actimize Sales Practices & Suitability solution's Open Analytics, firms can automate oversight and supervision of their sales practices, improve their transparency and efficiency, and ensure enterprise-wide compliance with investment suitability regulations, cost-effectively, while staying on top of business risks."
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