CASS

Bring transparency, speed and efficiency to the CASS, FRC controls and SMR process.

  • Improve data accessibility and governance

    CASS-regulated financial firms are required to maintain a client assets resolution pack with the ability to retrieve specific documentation immediately or within 48 hours. Wdesk allows reporting and documentation to be traceable and accessible within seconds, enabling more effective management of compliance activities.

    Improve data accessibility and governance

    One centralised platform

    The Wdesk cloud platform is a single source for preparation, storage and control over CASS, Senior Managers Regime (SMR), and controls documents and activity. By managing all related materials in a centralised, accessible system, firms ensure compliance with all CASS 10 and SMR requirements.

    Retrieve documentation immediately

    Audit trail features provide clear evidence of material updates taking place and changes to roles and responsibilities. Export a full audit trail, compare versions and highlight changes throughout the documentation process. Add comments and assign tasks to contributors from within the reporting environment.
  • Automate attestations

    Firms must ensure resolution packs are in place from the moment they begin to hold client assets. A simplified and repeatable attestation process with Wdesk ensures compliance and reduces the demands on CASS teams.

    Automate attestations

    Timely and transparent process

    Delegate attestation and approval using a standardised, repeatable and easy to monitor process. Assign specific approval levels, track electronic sign-off and review of SMR governance.

    Improve transparency and monitor progress with a dashboard view into the status of each signer. Automate individual reminders to ensure timely completion.
  • Improve compliance and control

    Increased regulations require firms to align reports with new assurance standards. With Wdesk, firms can be confident that the appropriate systems, rules mapping and controls are in place.

    Improve compliance and control

    Strengthen CASS governance

    The Wdesk controls environment enables the documentation and implementation of FRC controls mapping, testing and assessments.

    Transparency into process ensures confidence in data and report quality. All CASS compliance documentation is housed in a single location to meet requirements.
  • Streamline process, reduce risk and cost

    Compliance reporting can be time-consuming with manual processes and legacy RegTech software. Wdesk easily adapts to changing regulatory requirements and provides the history and audit trail into the creation and maintenance of the full CASS reporting process.

    Streamline process, reduce risk and cost

    Improve stakeholder visibility

    With Wdesk, integrate data from existing systems and connect to required supporting documents and evidence. Stakeholders can develop a formal approval process and easily understand how data is connected across documentation.

    Automate process and workflow

    Add content or comments, and conduct reviews in a single active document with version control. Set access permissions so each user or line of business can access as much or as little information as necessary.
  • Timely and accurate CASS MI reporting

    The Wdesk platform brings teams together for real-time collaboration in an auditable platform environment. Firms can achieve greater transparency and oversight, driving better-informed business decisions.

    CASS MI Presentation

    Streamline compliance

    Monthly CASS Management Information (MI) reports built within Wdesk allow you to easily monitor risk and show rolling data and attestation sign-offs.

    Improve oversight and transparency with direct data linkage flowing from testing, resolution and breach outcomes into MI packs. Track, monitor and disseminate data with an easily repeatable process that reduces reporting timelines and empowers management.

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