|By PR Newswire||
|November 28, 2012 11:43 AM EST||
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ENG ||| Expert Network Group ("ENG") highlights its comprehensive cloud-based compliance framework allowing institutional investors to conduct thorough due diligence and channel checks without risking exchange of confidential information.
ENG's Expert Relationship Management System ("ERMS") gives institutional investors a secure arena to conduct primary research as regulators investigate firms for insider trading. Developed in collaboration with legal and compliance officers, the platform alleviates the burden of ambiguity by enforcing measures at every step along the client and expert interaction. "Institutions need to be able to develop market insights with confidence. Our compliance framework leaves no room for error. We understand and respect the intricacies of the insider trading laws and have translated them into comprehensive front and back-end controls," says Mark Wolkstein, Managing Partner of ENG. "It's our sole responsibility to ensure that any exchange of information facilitated by ENG complies with regulations set forth by the SEC," Wolkstein adds. ENG's boutique approach to compliance surpasses regulatory standards of large expert networks that lack sufficient tools to effectively monitor their volume of daily engagements.
The SEC Encourages Use of Expert Networks
When managed correctly, an expert network holds both parties - experts and clients - accountable. The Securities and Exchange Commission supports the use of expert networks, provided that ethical conduct takes precedence over financial gain. Carlo di Florio, Director of Compliance Inspections and Examinations at the SEC recently stated that "the use of expert networks is an important part of the investment research process and the Commission does not seek to undermine them."
Robert S. Khuzami, Director of the Division of Enforcement of the SEC reinforced the importance of channel checks as a valuable component of any investor's mosaic. "The SEC has no interest in undermining the mosaic theory or preventing market participants from obtaining market color." Khuzami characterized recent cases filed by the SEC as "clearly over the line conduct."
ENG Effectively Safeguards Market Sensitive Data
ENG's ERMS compliance platform works in tandem with compliance officers at institutions to synchronize their policies and procedures regarding the way primary research is obtained. ENG audits and documents all details related to events. Clients benefit from complete transparency and comprehensive disclosures that allow due diligence to take place, unfettered by the risk of illegal practices.
- Pre-event controls: ENG rigorously vets experts, who must undergo internal screening and training in operating policies and procedures. All activity and relevant work history details are logged and organized by date, firm, PM/analyst, event type, expert, event topic, duration as well as expert/client attestations; all customizable by client need.
- Event controls: ENG schedules, connects and hosts every one-on-one interaction. Exchanges are private conversations. Centralizing and overseeing all interactions mitigates compliance risk.
- Post-event controls: Each event (1x1 phone consultations, 1x1 meetings, field visits, guest speaker events) is logged, reported in ERMS and easily searchable. All follow-up interactions are organized and hosted by ENG. Complete audit trail is provided for client and compliance review.
"Informed and insightful analysis, founded on primary research, always has been and will continue to be a fundamental part of the investment process. We are confident that the institutional community will continue to recognize ENG as an industry leader in compliance best practices," says Wolkstein.
About ENG ||| Expert Network Group, LLC
Founded by industry veterans in 2009, ENG takes a custom approach in providing institutions access to a diverse, global network of experts across all industries and sectors. ENG differentiates itself through the timely delivery of fresh, non-commoditized experts who have had limited exposure to the investment community. ENG emphasizes quality over quantity in order to provide only the most appropriate experts for each project. The firm currently serves institutional investors in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
SOURCE ENG ||| Expert Network Group
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
Jan. 19, 2017 05:45 AM EST Reads: 3,651
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
Jan. 19, 2017 05:30 AM EST Reads: 1,888
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
Jan. 19, 2017 05:30 AM EST Reads: 4,128
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Jan. 19, 2017 05:15 AM EST Reads: 5,006
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, contrasted how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He showed how the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He also demoed building immutable pipelines in the cloud ...
Jan. 19, 2017 04:15 AM EST Reads: 3,445
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
Jan. 19, 2017 04:00 AM EST Reads: 5,356
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
Jan. 19, 2017 03:30 AM EST Reads: 399
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
Jan. 19, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 6,098
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
Jan. 19, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 7,806
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
Jan. 19, 2017 01:00 AM EST Reads: 1,282
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 19, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 4,699
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
Jan. 19, 2017 12:00 AM EST Reads: 4,177
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Jan. 18, 2017 11:15 PM EST Reads: 4,479
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
Jan. 18, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 6,519
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it m...
Jan. 18, 2017 09:30 PM EST Reads: 5,748