Top regulatory trends for 2016 in Securities

In the long wake of the global financial downturn, regulators continue to push for greater transparency, efficiency, and stability in our nation’s securities markets. Top improvement priorities include investor and consumer protection, risk management standards, and preparation for technology/cyber threats.

Deloitte recently published a report that examines nine key regulatory trends for the securities industry in 2016. In some of these areas, the regulatory requirements have been clarified over the past year and companies are now focusing on compliance and refinement. In other areas, regulations are still emerging or evolving and companies are looking for clues to help them prepare. Here are selected highlights: Continue reading “Top regulatory trends for 2016 in Securities”

Across industries, 2016 shapes up as a year of regulatory transformation

Posted by Christopher Spoth, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Regulatory Strategies, on February 19, 2016

Each year, the Deloitte Center for Regulatory Strategies publishes a series of outlooks on what the coming year may bring. Each one focuses on regulatory challenges that are unique to a particular industry. But perhaps the greatest lessons I find in them are the challenges that aren’t unique—the priorities that will likely shape the next 12 months for business leaders everywhere.

What do I see in 2016? A year of transformation. New tools are changing the ways regulators define their jobs. Organizations that recognize the changes have an opportunity to apply several lessons to their regulatory strategies:

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Top regulatory trends for 2016 in Insurance

The regulatory landscape for insurance has grown vastly more complex in the aftermath of the global financial downturn, and it will continue to present significant challenges in 2016. To help decision-makers understand the major changes that are taking place, Deloitte recently published a report that examines the key regulatory trends for insurers in 2016.

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Top regulatory trends for 2016 in Life Sciences and Health Care

Almost every element of the life sciences and health care world is in the midst of change, and it’s natural that the authorities charged with regulating those industries are working to keep up. As companies adjust to new market and statutory realities and attempt to master the “cost, access, quality” nexus, they are remodeling their business structures, alliances, innovation practices, and channels of communication. Regulators watching over all those changes are focusing on elements like the Affordable Care Act, excise taxes on high-cost employer plans, Medicare payment reform, and the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Meanwhile, the unique safety and ethics dimensions of the drug and device world bring regulatory challenges for life sciences.

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Top regulatory trends for 2016 in Banking

In the banking industry, regulatory expectations continue to rise, with increased emphasis on each institution’s ability to respond to the next potential crisis. Regulatory supervision, often through oversight from multiple regulators, has moved beyond the planning phase and is now focused on tools and implementation supported by strong ethics, culture, and related accountabilities at every level of the organization.

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Top regulatory trends for 2016 in Energy

Regulation is nothing new to the energy industry, but in 2016, scrutiny is on the rise. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is taking a heightened interest in market manipulation and questionable hedging practices, and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is taking an assertive stance toward the recent addition of some 2,000 energy companies to its own oversight mandate.

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