Smarsh Launches Fifth Annual Electronic Communications Compliance Survey

Research aims to identify trends and changing role of electronic communications compliance in the financial services industry

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Smarsh®, the leading provider of hosted archiving solutions for compliance and e-discovery, is conducting its fifth annual survey of compliance professionals in the financial services industry on the retention and oversight of electronic communications, including email, social media and SMS/text messages.

Findings from the survey will shed light on the compliance community’s evolving role, challenges and best practices in meeting the electronic recordkeeping, supervision and data protection obligations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and other global regulators.

“The survey provides great visibility for compliance professionals into how their peers are managing issues of all kinds as new social and mobile technology, compliance risks and regulatory scrutiny all grow in volume and complexity,” said Stephen Marsh, CEO and founder of Smarsh. “This year, we’re looking at how the compliance function is evolving as it collaborates with more areas across the business to tackle issues from cybersecurity to e-discovery.”

Compliance professionals are encouraged to take the survey at http://www.smarsh.com/2015ComplianceSurvey. For each qualified registrant, Smarsh will make a charitable contribution via Smarsh Full Circle, the company’s community service initiative.

The survey takes approximately 15–20 minutes to complete, and all answers remain anonymous and will only be analyzed in aggregate. A report of the key findings from the survey will be issued by Smarsh in spring 2015. The 2014 Electronic Communications Compliance Survey Report is available at www.Smarsh.com/2014ComplianceSurvey.

About Smarsh (www.smarsh.com)

Smarsh® delivers cloud-based archiving solutions for the information-driven enterprise. Its centralized platform provides a unified compliance and e-discovery workflow across the entire range of digital communications, including emailpublic and enterprise social mediawebsitesinstant messaging and mobile messaging. Founded in 2001, Smarsh helps more than 20,000 organizations meet regulatory compliance, e-discovery and record retention requirements. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with offices in New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and London.

Contacts

Smarsh Inc.
Ken Anderson, 503-946-6044
kanderson@smarsh.com

Release Summary

Leading archiving provider Smarsh is conducting its fifth annual survey of compliance professionals in the financial services industry on the retention and oversight of electronic communications.

Contacts

Smarsh Inc.
Ken Anderson, 503-946-6044
kanderson@smarsh.com