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Finally, FINRA’s Happy: AdvisorVault Now Makes Amazon 17a-4 Compliant

FINRA firms – especially broker-dealers want to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store trade & transaction data for their business applications. Unfortunately, there’s lots of confusion when it comes to 17a-4 compliance on Amazon: rightly so - there is no clear answers if it’ll meet the long-term retention demands of 17a-4 and firms are [...]

By |2024-06-28T19:43:16+00:00June 2nd, 2024|17a-4 Compliance, Data Archiving for FINRA|0 Comments

Adding FINRA’s Custodian Feature Is A Walk In The Park For AdvisorVault

AdvisorVault now includes the custodian feature with its Consolidated FINRA D3P (designated third party) service: giving added protection for our withdrawing firms, but essentially adding the Custodian for customers was a walk in the park - I talk about it in this blog. One 17a-4 Provider for Small FINRA Firms   I’ve [...]

By |2024-05-29T20:11:38+00:00May 13th, 2024|17a-4 Compliance, Data Archiving for FINRA|0 Comments

Is Rule 17a-4 Riddling You? Check Out AdvisorVault’s Unique Solution For Small FINRA Firms

Unfortunately, FINRA keeps changing the rules when it comes to data compliance, for instance, they just adopted an audit trail option supposedly helping meet the demands of SEC rule 17a-4. But an audit trail doesn’t make sense: the reality is, firms still need to assign a FINRA Designated Third Party (D3P) to archive data [...]

By |2024-06-06T15:18:15+00:00December 29th, 2023|Data Archiving for FINRA, Microsoft 365 Compliance|0 Comments

Me & My Tech Guru Talk About FINRA’s New Audit Trail Option

FINRA changed rule 17a-4 last year, adding an audit trail option (supposedly attempting to ease the pain of WORM disk). I honestly don’t know how an audit trail will help my customers meet data compliance, so I decided to setup a lunch with my tech guru last week to pick his brain - I [...]

By |2024-06-07T18:29:36+00:00November 4th, 2023|Data Archiving for FINRA|0 Comments

Are FINRA’s New Compliance Rules Keeping You Up At Night?

Being up to date with regulatory changes is a major challenge when you're operating under the jurisdiction of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Especially trying to comply with their constantly evolving requirements - take the recent updates to rule 17a-4 for example; they present significant challenges for small broker-dealer firms with limited I.T. [...]

Ride The New Wave In 17a-4 Compliance With AdvisorVault & Compliant Workspace

It is not often that you hear the word “exciting” next to “Electronic data archiving” or “Broker-Dealer compliance”. Yet with the announcement of our new company partnership between AdvisorVault & Compliant Workspace, it is safe to say that the data compliance industry is being revolutionized for broker-dealers & FINRA compliant firms around the globe. You [...]

By |2024-01-16T22:20:49+00:00February 24th, 2023|Microsoft 365 Compliance|0 Comments

Don’t Hop In Bed With The Wrong Data Compliance Experts!

I’ve noticed lots of confusion these days about data compliance, I don’t know whose fault it is – could be the regulators, or the compliance officers, could be the consultants; I suspect it’s the big IT vendors trying to up-sell us (you know who I'm talking about) but the problem is no one is coming [...]

By |2024-01-16T22:21:32+00:00January 11th, 2023|17a-4 Compliance, Data Archiving for FINRA|0 Comments

We’ll have you Grinning Ear to Ear With Our Direct 17a-4 Cloud Plug-in

AdvisorVault's 17a-4 Cloud Backup Plug-in will make you purr like a kitten; it’s a game changer when you need to be compliant on the cloud, I am talking about Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 (the only two real options firms today). I mean, at the end of the day, moving your company to the [...]

By |2024-01-16T22:23:42+00:00January 9th, 2023|17a-4 Compliance|0 Comments

Confused About FINRA Cybersecurity? Join The Club

Since we are a FINRA Designated Third Party (D3P) currently doing data archiving for customers, I decided to help firms with cybersecurity too. So naturally I downloaded FINRA’s Cybersecurity Checklist for Small Firms in attempts to get some guidance, boy was I disappointed, and surely I’m not alone. I mean if you’re a small [...]

By |2024-01-16T22:25:21+00:00January 8th, 2023|17a-4 Compliance, FINRA Cybersecurity|0 Comments

Don’t Choose The Wrong Cloud Service For 17a-4 And Get Rained On

I’ve notice there’s lots of talk these days about data compliance and the cloud, specifically the problem surrounding the FINRA Designated Third-Party Provider or 17a-4 D3P. What I’m talking about here is a FINRA firm such as a broker-dealer and the compliance officer, who, if they’ve done their homework, will need to fully understand [...]

By |2024-01-16T22:26:05+00:00December 20th, 2022|17a-4 Compliance|0 Comments
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