ComplianceMarch 15, 2019

Wolters Kluwer experts are featured speakers at 2019 ICBA, CBA national conferences

Timothy Burniston, Barbara Boccia to share regulatory compliance insights with banker audiences

Principal Regulatory Strategist and Senior Advisor Timothy R. Burniston and Barbara Boccia, Senior Director for Advisory Services and Regulatory Relations in Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions business, will speak at two major banking association conferences this spring. Boccia will lead a session looking at the challenges community bank compliance teams face in an evolving regulatory environment at the 2019 Independent Community Bankers of America® national convention, ICBA LIVE®, March 18-22 in Nashville.

“The ICBA session will focus on the fact that, despite the buzz about deregulation the last several years, community banks continue to face a very high level of regulatory compliance obligations,” said Boccia. “This reality is reflected in our annual Indicator survey of banks that cite continued and significant concerns in managing risk and compliance challenges. This is no time for a regulatory siesta.”

Additionally, she will serve as a panelist to discuss considerations around bank partnerships with fintech firms at the Consumer Banking Association’s CBA LIVE 2019 conference April 1-3 in Washington, DC.

“Many banks are forming or considering ways to incorporate fintech innovation within their organizations. However, the compliance risks associated with integrating these platforms within the bank can present significant obstacles, so banks must proceed with caution—and an abundance of due diligence,” she noted.

Joining a panel of experts at CBA LIVE, Burniston will offer insights on the effort to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations, looking at how feedback from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) issued in 2018 is shaping discussions around reforming the 40-year-old CRA.

”For the first time since 1993, there is a high degree of probability that we will see a major rewrite of parts of the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act,” said Burniston. “The ANPR represented a first step to begin the process to issue a modern CRA regulation that can be uniformly interpreted and applied. Through the next stages of the rulemaking process, perhaps all stakeholders will find common ground that will better align the CRA’s original mandate with a banking industry that has undergone significant transformation in recent years.”

Event details include:

“Compliance Siesta Time? Not a Chance!”

Presenter Barbara Boccia explains that in the current regulatory environment, compliance officers are doing more with less and struggling to keep pace. Her session looks at how banks can adapt their compliance culture and soft skills to maintain robust focus on compliance management efforts and keep on top of regulatory obligations. 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, Music City Convention Center, Nashville

“CRA Modernization and the OCC's ANPR”

The OCC led the charge for CRA modernization when it released its ANPR for comment in the fall of 2018. The panelists will discuss what can be gleaned from the comments, as well as potential changes federal regulators may consider as part of the next stage in the rulemaking process, how community organizations are moving forward, and possible impacts to banks. 9 a.m. Monday, April 1, Gaylord National Harbor, Washington, DC

“Fintech Partnerships Compliance Guide - Buy, Partner or Outsource?”

Technology solutions within financial services have significantly transformed the delivery of products and services and created heightened consumer expectations for speed, ease of access and efficiency. Barbara Boccia and fellow panelists from Chase as well as Regions Bank will discuss strategies for evaluating and managing fintech risk, without hindering the speed and innovation that drive technological solutions; how internal audit teams can support due diligence reviews; and decision drivers to buy, partner or outsource to fintech. 1:40 p.m. Monday, April 1, Gaylord National Harbor, Washington, DC


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