Admiral partners with StarCompliance to implement SaaS SMCR Compliance Solution


StarCompliance (“Star”), a leading provider of employee compliance technology solutions, announced today it has been selected by Admiral to provide its market-leading Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) SaaS solution to ensure Admiral’s compliance with the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Senior Management & Certification Regime (SMCR). Admiral, a financial services company offering car, home, pet, and travel insurance, as well as finance and loans, with headquarters in Cardiff, Wales, will use Star’s SaaS compliance platform to support more than 7,500 of its employees in the UK.

Mark Oram, Regulatory Advice Manager at Admiral said, “We undertook a review of the market and selected StarCompliance’s IAR solution based on its functionality and ease of use. The StarCompliance team have been knowledgeable and responsive throughout the implementation process, and we look forward to working with them.”

Star’s IAR solution enables firms such as Admiral to effectively manage their obligations under the SMCR regulations. It streamlines and delivers consistent business processes by automating checks and workflows, ensuring that key information is accurately captured in a central repository. The solution also provides a clear, accurate accountability trail for both internal and external audit purposes, delivering access to all individual accountability compliance information via a single, integrated platform.

“Our new partnership is a significant milestone for Star,” said Gary Muchmore, Star’s Head of International Business Development. “We are experiencing a period of record growth in the UK and it’s thrilling to be able to include Admiral amongst our list of over 300 global clients.”

Star has more than 20 years’ experience building configurable compliance technology, supporting a global client base across a broad range of financial services and corporate clients. Star’s employee conflicts of interest monitoring platform is scalable and easy to use for employees at all levels of an organization – helping financial firms reduce risk, gain efficiencies and drive adoption of their employee compliance programs.


StarCompliance Celebrates Partnership and Innovation with Star Client Awards


StarCompliance (“Star”), a leading provider of employee compliance technology solutions, announced the recipients of their Star Client Awards during Synergy ’22, the company’s annual flagship event. The awards celebrate innovation, collaboration, and culture in RegTech. Star created three awards for North America (“NA”) and three for EMEA, to acknowledge achievements within these regions. Star will be donating $1,000 to each winner’s charity of choice.

“I’m honored to congratulate all the winners of our Star Client Awards,” said Star CEO Jennifer Sun, “and applaud their significant contributions to the progress of RegTech in the field of compliance. Our client relationships are incredibly important in helping us continually deliver a better platform. With their counsel, we can better direct our investments of time, money, and resources into our technology that brings real value to the industry.”

This year’s Star Client Awards included the Star Innovator, Collaborator, and Influencer Awards.

The Star Innovator Awards went to DraftKings and DWS, celebrating their exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and the establishment of new processes that solved a business need or challenge in the last year, using the STAR Platform or otherwise.

The Star Collaborator Awards went to Bain Capital, Invesco, and NatWest, recognizing the time and resources their teams gave over the last year to support and partner with Star to further the development and innovation of the STAR Platform.

T. Rowe Price and Optiver won the Star Influencer Awards for their efforts in weaving compliance into their overall business culture, influencing and improving their organizations’ perception of compliance.


StarCompliance Appoints RegTech Veteran as Head of Business Development to Drive International Growth


StarCompliance (“Star”), a leading provider of employee compliance technology solutions, has appointed Gary Muchmore as Head of Business Development, International. Based in the UK, Muchmore will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of the Company’s compliance solutions globally with particular emphasis on Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and Training and Competency (T&C).

Gary has over 40 years’ experience in the technology space, specialising in Fintech and RegTech software solutions. Before joining Star, Muchmore was CEO of Redland Business Solutions, where he led the business to record income and profits resulting in its sale to Ideagen in 2019. Prior to this, he was CEO at Worksmart, and redefined the go-to-market strategy to focus on the business’s cloud-based IAR solutions.

“With the onset of individual accountability regimes worldwide, demand is growing for software solutions that support, simplify and maintain a firm’s compliance,” said Craig Jones, Chief Revenue Officer at Star.  “We’re thrilled to have Gary onboard as Head of Business Development, International. His extensive experience with technology and these regulations will be invaluable for expanding our growth and products in key international markets.”

“Many firms trying to stay compliant with individual accountability regimes are currently using manual processes which can make it exceptionally challenging for them to effectively demonstrate compliance,” said Muchmore. “I’m really looking forward to working with Star, and for helping deliver organisations the solutions that reduce risks and costs and address incremental global compliance challenges.”

In October 2021, Star announced its acquisition of Pentana Compliance (formerly known as Redland Solutions) from Ideagen. The acquired solutions, notably Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and Training and Competency (T&C) capabilities, strategically extend and complement Star’s offering of employee compliance solutions.