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IA BRIEF: The state of adviser social media compliance in the U.S.

IA BRIEF: The state of adviser social media compliance in the U.S.

In the past year compliance professionals have been preoccupied with preventing cybercrime, and rightfully so, with recent high-profile cyber attacks and increased regulatory attention. However, the compliance implications of social media in the financial services sector remain an evolving trend as well, with high importance. A recent investment adviser survey offers a glimpse at the state of the current adviser programs while exposing new risks.

The survey , currently in its 10th year, was conducted by the U.S. Investment Adviser Association, ACA Compliance Group and OMAM. The highest percentage of firms surveyed were established firms with 6-25 years in the business and having assets under management ranging between $1-10 billion. (more…)

Davos Diary – Thursday

Davos Diary

Today marked the second full day of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, which we kicked off with another great edition of the WEF’s official news program, Davos Today. Today’s show featured interviews from the IMF, the Dutch Prime Minister, Blackstone Group, Nouriel Roubini and the chief economist of Brazil’s biggest bank, Itau.

Special guests and big names

One of the guests who stopped by the Global Markets Forum today was Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia (pictured above), who took a turn answering questions from the engaged online forum of financial professionals, and in doing so even made the Serbian press.

Big names, of course aren’t all that difficult to come by at an event like Davos, and Reuters journalist Nadia Damouni has now met both Will.i.Am (here representing his foundation), and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. I have a feeling they’ll be more big names popping up as we finish out the week. (more…)

Customer data: You are who you follow

An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo reflected in the eye of a woman in Berlin

Are we the decisions we make? Are our decisions our own?

The first event in a new Data Science Insights series hosted by Imperial College’s Data Science Institute in partnership with Thomson Reuters, examined how data can be used to lead your choices, and how this could be a good thing. Make sure to check out the full video and highlights at the bottom of the post.

Speaking on Thursday 11 December were Felicity Algate from the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team, which was the world’s first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences, and Edwina Dunn, co-founder of dunnhumby, the UK-based customer science company. Our speakers shared with us where data science has come from, and where it is going.

You are where you live (more…)

‘Social media in the workplace: Around the world 3.0,’ by Daniel Ornstein, Esq.



For a one-minute audio intro to the commentary, click here.

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Daniel Ornstein

Daniel Ornstein

‘It’s not a crime to be an African-American teenager,’ suit against Ohio school district says

From Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet:  A Cincinnati suburban school district denies nearly every allegation in a race-discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of four black students who say they were wrongfully accused of being gang members based on pictures posted to social media sites and expelled from school.

“It is not a crime to be an African-American teenager,” the students say in the Sept. 5 complaint their parents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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Do you know what you’re telling me (and the rest of the world)?

Written By Matt Angelicola, Thomson Reuters

I have not actually spoken to more than five people I graduated high school with nearly twenty years ago; however, I am “friends” with almost 200 of them on social media.  I read about their marriages, children, and new homes all the time.  I get an intimate look into the lives of 195 people all over the world who probably couldn’t pick me out of a line-up and they don’t care.  So what’s my point?  Well, first off, I think social media is a wonderful thing and I’m glad I get to be connected to people whom I otherwise would not get a chance to see.  There is a treasure trove of information that users may unintentionally allow anyone and (in some cases) everyone to know.  (more…)

Priority messaging – graphic of the day

Line, the popular messaging app owned by Asia’s Naver Corp, is preparing an IPO in the U.S. and Tokyo as soon as November. Today’s graphic shows the download rankings of Line and other major messaging apps in select countries.

priority messaging

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Recent trends in Internet law

By Melissa J. Sachs, Esq., Legal Correspondent

From Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet: Top-level domains, streaming television online, drones, and mobile-device and location tracking are some of the trending topics under the broad umbrella of “Internet law,” according to an expert panel at a March 31 continuing legal education course in Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual course on Internet law also covered developments in employee use of social media and electronic contracts, and it included a mock demonstration on choosing a technology product for a business or firm.

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TechVision: Social investment networks

The latest installment in our TechVision series looks at how social media changed financial markets and features Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro, hosted by Thomson Reuters Chief Enterprise Architect, Dave Weller.

TechVision is an interactive video series presented to a live and virtual internal audience in our offices, and in key customer facing events with a focus on real-world applications of emerging technologies and trends. Our speakers are thought leaders who help us reframe and explore growth opportunities.

LegalTech New York day one: cyber security or cyber scary?

Jason Thomas’s keynote on the first day of LegalTech New York was the talk of the show at the end of day one on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Everyone was buzzing about technology and the direction technology is taking our society. The conclusions are all the same: We will continue to use technology for work and for pleasure, and unfortunately many will use it for crime.

Awareness leads to better understanding, and Thomas advised all of us to learn the capabilities and implications of the technology we use — from our mobile devices to our gaming systems — to better understand the risks and opportunities they offer.

Click here to watch a short video about the social media revolution that Thomas showed in his keynote.

This post originally ran on Legal Current.