Latest News & Updates

New IIROC/MFDA should be seen as an opportunity

September 23, 2022

As IIROC and MFDA focus on the merger of their two organizations, I believe this is the time to re-think how supervision is conducted. There is a need to move away from treating regulatory administration (registration, proficiency management and other registered and non-registered compliance activities) as a task to be fulfilled and instead move towards…

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VigilantCS partners with CUBE to strengthen conduct risk compliance through automated regulatory change management

October 20, 2021
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VigilantCS & PortfolioAid collaborate to support wealth management firms with Client Focused Reform

September 17, 2020
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Launch of VCSOpen+ (Insurance)

May 10, 2020

VigilantCS is pleased to announce the launch of VCSOpen+ (Life and Health Insurance) Staff Compliance Platform, which will complement our existing VCSOpen+ (Securities) compliance platform. As a significant number of MFDA and IIROC securities advisors are also insurance licensed it will be critical that supervisors have access to an advisor’s complete regulatory file; whether insurance…

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VigilantCS Best Newcomer in First Grant Thornton U.K. RegTech Awards

October 16, 2019

VigilantCS has won the Best Newcomer award in the first Grant Thornton U.K. RegTech Awards. It was also nominated for the Most Innovative RegTech Solution Award. Winners in six categories were announced at Grant Thornton’s Finsbury Square, London office October 2. VigilantCS CEO and Co-founder Rob Kirwin accepted the award on behalf of the company…

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Echelon Wealth Partners Launches Innovative Compliance Platform: VCSOpen+ Provides Firm with Efficient, Multi-capability Digital Solution

October 8, 2019

Independent wealth management firm Echelon Wealth Partners Inc (“Echelon”) has materially enhanced its regulatory capacity and efficiency to the benefit of its clients and advisors by integrating the innovative VCSOpen+ compliance platform from VigilantCS. VCSOpen+ empowers organizations to better administer and manage core staff compliance requirements. Available via a cloud-based application, it offers one central…

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VigilantCS article for NCFA: Digitized staff compliance platforms are essential

July 31, 2019

The National Crowdfunding Association (NCFA) has published a new article by VigilantCS CEO and co-founder Robert Kirwin, declaring that a digitized staff compliance platform is absolutely essential for financial services firms. Appearing in the July online edition of NCFA Blockchain Fintech CONFIDENTIAL—“A Digitized Staff Compliance Program is a Must-Have”—is easily accessible at: https://bit.ly/2MbEHeL. It is…

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Major fall initiative underway to build VCS fintech business

October 15, 2018

It’s been a busy and exciting fall for VigilantCS so far with more developments planned and expected. In early October, Vigilant CTO Geoff Pille and CEO Rob Kirwin participated in the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) FinTech Summit in Montreal (right photo). Besides providing a demo of VigilantCS regulatory solutions, Geoff also presented on…

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VigilantCS Gets Government of Canada Support for Second Innovation Project

VigilantCS Gets Government of Canada Support for Second Innovation Project

July 18, 2018

OTTAWA, ON, July 18, 2018 – VigilantCS has another milestone to celebrate for 2018: it recently received new conditional funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). The new funding will support development of the behavioural algorithm that enables the company’s VCSPro solution to rank staff conduct risk in…

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VigilantCS named a Top 25 Up and Coming ICT Company by Branham Group Inc.

July 5, 2018

OTTAWA, ON, July 4, 2018 – VigilantCS has been named a Top 25 Up and Coming ICT Company by the Branham Group Inc. for demonstrating innovation and promise. The category is one of three major lists in the annual Branham300, now in its 25th year. Selected information and communications technology companies exhibit creativity and innovation in…

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