Regulatory Reform Bill — Ignores SOX!

By Matt Kelly | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The House of Representatives passed a significant regulatory reform legislation Tuesday — and while the bill’s fate in the Senate is unclear, compliance professionals should examine what’s not in the bill. That tells us a lot about how regulatory reform will probably unfold in 2018 and 2019 anyway. The legislation, formally known as the Jobs…

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Navex Global Gets Sold

By Matt Kelly | July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

News from the compliance software world: Navex Global is being sold from one private equity firm to another. BC Partners, a large private equity firm based in London, will acquire a majority stake in Navex from Vista Equity Partners, a PE firm based in San Francisco that has owned Navex since 2014. Neither firm disclosed…

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Compliance 101: Defining a Control

By Matt Kelly | July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last week I was speaking at an ethics and compliance event in Houston, where one of the other speakers stumped the crowd with a deceptively simple question: What is a control? After all, compliance officers talk about controls constantly. Effective controls are the lifeblood of what makes a compliance program work. Most of us can…

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Podcast: Compliance Trends in Finance Sector

By Matt Kelly | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several weeks ago I had a post about compliance trends in the financial sector, based on a report from Thomson Reuters. That report found most financial firms aren’t cutting compliance budgets, and it offered practical insights into how compliance officers might tiptoe into more automation and use of technology. Both issues are important for compliance…

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About Us

Technically, Radical Compliance is the personal blog of Matt Kelly, long-time writer and observer of the corporate compliance and GRC scene. I was a writer, editor, and publisher at Compliance Week, 2003 through 2015; some of you may know me from my career there. I also speak frequently at compliance conferences and other events, and will pretty much shoot the breeze on any compliance topic with anyone who asks.

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