Why Plan Sponsors Should Read Their Service Providers’ SOC Reports

  |  August 29, 2019

When a plan sponsor hires a service provider, that organization and its professionals become part of the team operating the client’s retirement plan. Each member of the team is expected to perform a specific task according to what is prescribed in the plan document. But how do you know whether each service provider has effective systems and controls in place to ensure that they are executing their roles correctly? Read more. Read More

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies and FinCEN Issue Joint Statement on Risk-Focused Supervision

  |  July 29, 2019

Over the past several years, banks and other financial institutions have increasingly directed their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) due-diligence efforts toward cash-intensive businesses that have a heightened level of risk of becoming a party to money laundering or terrorist financing activities – whether intentionally or unwittingly. Often, gaming enterprises are the focus of this attention. These due-diligence efforts have in some cases resulted in financial institutions opting not to do business with casinos. Read more. Read More