Jonathan Bowdler

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March 10, 2021

Bonuses and bias: the risks of variable pay for compliance professionals

For many organisations, recent developments now mean an accountable person responsible for compliance needs to be a board director. For some firms this might be the CEO, a legal director or a dedicated compliance director.   The individual accountable for compliance …

September 8, 2020

10 reasons why you should be a compliance officer

1. There is a career path from entry-level to the board Not only do graduate trainee programmes now include compliance in their schedule, but entry level roles are available (often termed as an analyst) in the vast majority of compliance …

June 26, 2014

Exciting developments afoot for the ICA Diploma in Compliance

The regulatory environment, and consequently the role of compliance, has changed significantly in recent years.  There has always been significant overlap between regulatory compliance and risk management – the compliance function’s fundamental purpose after all, is to manage the firm’s …

March 18, 2014

Will an ICA qualification help me get a job?

When I go to briefing sessions about ICA qualifications and speak to delegates about their career aspirations , one of the more frequent questions I get asked is “will the qualification get me a job in the area I am …

June 27, 2012

Mansion House speeches – a surprise, a little gloom and doom and some confusion

As always there were many interesting points to come out of the UK Chancellor’s annual Mansion House speech this year, along with some very bad jokes. But one announcement might well have a significant impact upon the future of regulation …

May 11, 2012

What is the difference between compliance and audit?

One question that I have often been asked during my compliance career, and that comes up quite regularly in workshops is “what exactly is the difference between compliance and audit?” The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision state quite clearly in …

May 11, 2012

What is the difference between compliance and audit?

One question that I have often been asked during my compliance career, and that comes up quite regularly in workshops is “what exactly is the difference between compliance and audit?” The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision state quite clearly in …

March 5, 2012

Preparations for the UK Financial Conduct Authority are gathering pace

With recent speeches to the British Bankers’ Association by both  Martin Wheatley and Clive Adamson , and the resignation of Margaret Cole, we are beginning to get a clearer picture of the approach and focus of that the Financial Conduct …

December 30, 2011

What is a ‘Compliance Culture’ and, more importantly, how do you achieve it?

The term ‘Compliance Culture’ is used a great deal in discussing how to achieve effective regulatory compliance, particularly by compliance training organisations! However, if you do not define what you mean by this phrase then how are you going to …

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