PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smarsh®, the leading provider of hosted archiving solutions for compliance and e-discovery, is conducting its sixth annual survey of compliance professionals in the financial services industry on the retention and oversight of electronic communications, including email, social media, instant messages and SMS/text messages. Findings from the Smarsh survey will shed light on the compliance community’s developing 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.
“Compliance professionals in financial services have a long and critical list of responsibilities that can impact a business, and the ability to benchmark their electronic communications compliance programs with those of their peers is a valuable exercise,” said Stephen Marsh, CEO and founder of Smarsh. “Firms are looking to market themselves in new and innovative ways, and this creates more oversight work for compliance teams. The survey will dive into how compliance leaders are evolving their traditional oversight processes to scale and meet these growing challenges.”
Compliance professionals can take the survey at www.smarsh.com/2016compliancesurvey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and all answers remain anonymous and analyzed in aggregate. For each qualified registrant, Smarsh will make a charitable contribution via Smarsh Full Circle, the company’s community service initiative.
A report of the key findings from the survey will be issued by Smarsh in spring 2016. The 2015 Electronic Communications Compliance Survey Report is available at http://www.smarsh.com/whitepapers/2015-electronic-communications-compliance-survey-report/. For more information about Smarsh and The Archiving Platform, visit 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 email, public and enterprise social media, websites, instant 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.