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10 reasons why Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence content is world-class

Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence (TRRI) world-class content

Imagine producing journalism and analysis from industry professionals so valuable the world’s largest financial institutions trust you as the go-to source for regulatory intelligence, regulators ask for your help in providing industry insight and you find yourself featuring in a Netflix documentary, “Dirty Money”. 

The Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence (TRRI) solution provides the most comprehensive view of the international regulatory environment, empowering compliance professionals to make confident, well-informed decisions on the management of regulatory risk using the most comprehensive and trusted intelligence available. We cut through the complexity and volume of regulatory content by providing clarity on what is most important and relevant to firms. Here are 10 reasons why Thomson Reuters should be proud of its influence and place in the market.

1. Exclusive news and expert analysis

Our news and analysis, created in-house by journalists and former compliance and regulatory professionals, is exclusive to TRRI. Our award-winning journalists are the first to break news about the regulatory developments relevant to our client base. Our regulatory intelligence experts analyze and identify the practical implications of the changes that firms need to consider or action.

2. Our readership

Not only do we reach our core customer base of senior compliance practitioners in financial services worldwide, but our content is also read by the most senior regulators, as well as by partners in the biggest legal and professional services firms. In January 2021, TRRI launched its new podcast – Compliance Clarified. The podcast has already been downloaded nearly 2,800 times across 42 locations worldwide, enabling our experts to connect directly with customers. Daily bulletins give readers the opportunity to engage with the product regularly.

3. Our customers

We reach thousands of customers, including global systemically important financial institutions and regulators. Despite the pandemic our experts continue to share practical advice and regulatory insight via webinars with third-party partners – ServiceNow, Theta Lake and IBM. Our strong relationships with regulators have also enabled our experts to speak on panels run by the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and the Dubai Financial Services Authority.  

4. Scope of our coverage

TRRI's extensive content covers the full range of actionable intelligence. This builds on the most comprehensive tracking in the world of more than 1,200 regulatory bodies and more than 1,000 regulatory and legislative sources. 2020 alone saw the publication of around 67,000 regulatory events. It includes breaking and exclusive news, detailed analysis and practice notes, commentary from industry thought leaders, opinion pieces, columns, special reports, calendar notes and technical advice. In 2020, TRRI published more than 5,600 articles and videos; these covered regulatory topics ranging from enforcement actions and senior manager accountability through to cyber resilience and the conduct of business elements of working through the pandemic. Our videos alone were played more than 2,000 times last year.

5. Trusted insight

Our influence extends to regulatory policymakers and politicians. The Fintech, Regtech and the Role of Compliance report was cited by U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in its 2018 report, "Technology Based Innovations for Regulatory Compliance in the Securities Industry".  Baroness Kramer, the Liberal Democrat Lords Treasury and Economics spokesperson, quoted TRRI analysis in her speech in the House of Lords during the Committee stage of the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill. The Australian government requested bespoke regional analysis from our Cost of Compliance report for its major Australian Financial System Inquiry, and the UK FCA cited both Cost of Compliance and Fintech, Regtech and the Role of Compliance in an Insight article published last year, “Regtech – a watershed moment?”. Our regulatory intelligence experts and journalists regularly moderate or speak at events and roundtables.

6. Reducing complexity

Customers often thank us for helping to make their working lives easier. One delighted reader of Fintech, Regtech and the Role of Compliance 2021 said the report, “Helps a relative novice to the regtech space like myself find quality insights into what's really happening at the coalface without having to read between the lines and vendor marketing hype.” The most-read article on TRRI is regularly "10 Things Compliance Officers Need to Do", which provides customers with a practical checklist of priorities for the forthcoming year. This year’s "5 Key Risks" article has been used by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore as part of its supporting training materials.

7. Credibility

Our in-house experts are highly qualified former regulators and compliance officers, including lawyers, barristers and accountants, who understand the spirit as well as the technical detail of rules. Our dedicated, regulatory-focused journalists are based in major financial centers worldwide; many have professional qualifications, and some have worked in the financial industry. Our networks of contacts are unrivalled, and we have broken many stories ahead of the more traditional business papers, including the FinCEN files, the U.S. delay on Libor transition and a series of Australian banking scandals.

8. Special reports and surveys

Delivering thought-leadership based on industry feedback is at the core of RI. Now in its 12th year, the Cost of Compliance survey report has become a much-anticipated benchmark, with firms sharing confidential responses which provide us — and the respondents themselves, once the report is published — with an invaluable look into the operation of compliance functions worldwide. Throughout its lifetime, 7,000 risk and compliance practitioners have participated in the report. It has been downloaded more than 50,000 times and read in 122 countries by financial services firms, regulators and consultancies. Around 2,000 practitioners have participated in the Fintech, Regtech and the Role of Compliance report — now in its 6th year — since its inception, and it has been downloaded more than 10,000 times.

9. Industry access

TRRI commissioning editors have access to respected external experts who are on hand to write for us, when needed. Where the subject matter is niche or an external opinion would benefit customers, they are ready to share their opinion and expertise.

10. Media coverage

The team’s news and analysis has featured in a number of publications and media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Netflix’s "Dirty Money" programme.

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About the author

Senior Regulatory Intelligence Expert

Susannah Hammond is senior regulatory intelligence expert for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence and joined the regulatory affairs team from GE Capital Bank where she was head of compliance. Hammond has over 25 years’ wide-ranging experience in international and UK financial services. Her compliance career includes SG Warburg, Caspian Securities and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was head of international regulatory risk for the Halifax Group and became head of retail regulatory risk for HBOS plc upon Halifax’s merger with Bank of Scotland.