Shaun Hurst

Shaun Hurst

Shaun Hurst is the Technical Director for International Markets at Smarsh. He has over 18 years of experience solving complex IT challenges for Financial Services Institutions, and is a subject matter expert in topics like E-Discovery, Regulatory Requirements, Data Privacy and Cloud Computing.
Shaun Hurst
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Slack cracks IPO, but can it effectively crack regulated industries?

Slack’s recent IPO marked a significant moment for the company – now valued at $17 billion. Launched just six years ago, the collaboration platform’s meteoric rise tells us a lot about the speed at which the workplace communications industry is changing. Considering the successful IPO of video-conferencing company Zoom earlier this year, it is clear that…
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CCOs must evolve to shape business future

Investment in compliance technology is needed if Chief Compliance Officers hope to move past a fire-fighting mentality and onto future-proofing their businesses Chief Compliance Officers have a tough job. As modern business evolves, the ways in which companies must manage risk have multiplied exponentially. Whether it’s the reputational fallout of a cyber breach or the…
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UK Regulatory Update: Firms Risk Reporting Fines as Regulators Begin to Bite

Last year saw dramatic changes to the European regulatory landscape as MiFID II and GDPR came into force, causing apprehension amongst businesses concerned about the time and investment needed to meet the new standards. In lieu of initial concerns, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) made a statement that it would take a “sensible and…
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Five Lessons to Learn from MiFID II

Last year was a landmark year for regulatory change across the European financial services industry.  The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) came into force on January 3 2018. And with the General Data Protection Regulation introduced just four months later, it has been a busy year for European businesses trying to stay on…
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