Regulatory analytics: Keeping pace with the SEC

5 insights into compliance

As 2016 drew to a close, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) touted its “vastly increased use of data and data analytics to detect and investigate misconduct.”1 The increasing scope and sophistication of analytics employed by regulators compel financial services firms to examine how they can use analytics, both in retrospective “look-back” manner and proactively, to address growing scrutiny and enforcement. Below are five insights that can be helpful in formulating a regulatory analytics strategy.

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Follow the Lead

Follow the LeadPosted by Kelly Sauders, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

A growing number of retailers are actively expanding their businesses to include pharmacies and other health and wellness services. These organizations, whether they realize it or not, are essentially becoming health care companies. As such, they need to look beyond their traditional retail practices and begin to adopt leading practices and technologies from the health care sector.

Data analysis is an especially promising area. Many of the retailers we have spoken with have expressed more than a little frustration about the complexity and opacity of the health care system — particularly the payment process — and lamented the lack of available information and insight to help them streamline their operations and make smarter business decisions. Yet, in most cases the insights they are looking for are already at their fingertips; they just need the right analytical tools and techniques to unlock those insights from their existing data.

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