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Wednesday, 7th May 2014

Compliance's Seat at the Table Hard to Earn, Hard to Retain

Source: Accenture

According to the new Accenture 2014 Compliance Risk Study report, compliance risk management has reached a critical juncture in its evolution toward becoming a control function that is relevant and has long-term stature and respect within financial services organizations.

The study, a survey of compliance officers at 100 banking and capital markets firms across Europe and North America, reveals five key themes, characterizing the nature of changes to compliance programs, the level of investment in compliance, the difficulties in securing compliance talent and demonstrating program effectiveness, and future priorities for compliance programs.

Firms that are proactive in setting their investment priorities, considering innovative solutions, reviewing their talent agenda and evaluating their performance may be able to establish a competitive advantage.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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