Compliance officers perform a crucial role in any financial company, but what do they do with their days and how is the role changing?
There aren’t many children who tell their parents they want to be compliance officers. Indeed, there are plenty of people within a firm who might look down on them – giving them the slightly derogatory term ‘business prevention department’. However, that’s not quite right. Most would see it as business preservation and in an increasingly fast-moving regulatory environment, their role has become more important than ever.