22 December 2021 – The International Compliance Association (ICA), the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community, has partnered with Series B, an international legal and compliance recruitment firm, to advance compliance education across the world. As part of the partnership, Series B will offer ICA’s full suite of professional qualifications, including courses in regulatory compliance, anti money laundering, financial crime risk and new technology, and many more.
Over the last two years, demand for well trained, certified compliance and financial crime prevention professionals has continued to increase, as businesses face new and evolving risks. These range from the exploitation of technology by criminals to commit fraud and engage in illegal activity, to the challenge of keeping up with constantly changing regulations, while managing limited resources and ensuring businesses serve their customers in the right way.
Covid-19 has also accelerated many existing trends, including digitalisation, the adoption of AI and automation, and growth in crypto assets, among others. These new trends continue to drive demand for new skills among compliance professionals to ensure that firms remain competitive and relevant while mitigating risk.
Undertaken by over 160,000 professionals globally, ICA’s wide range of qualifications combine practical guidance with global best practice, relevant case studies and the skills that modern practitioners need to better manage their firm’s exposure to non-compliance and financial crime risk. Partnering with Series B will allow ICA to reach new markets and help professionals in the FinTech space advance their skills and knowledge.
ICA President, Bill Howarth, commented: ‘We’re pleased to join forces with our new partner, Series B, who has extensive expertise in legal and compliance recruitment in the FinTech sector. We look forward to working closely together to bring ICA’s qualifications to new parts of the globe and help industry professionals gain the confidence and skills they need to perform at their best.’
Will Pedley, Founder, Series B, commented: ‘Series B is proud to partner with ICA to help continue its great work educating and enhancing the knowledge of the global compliance community. Working in the ever-growing international FinTech space, we’re no strangers to the importance of maintaining a strong compliance culture within new and scaling businesses. Partnering with ICA emphasises our belief in promoting best practice within the industry by helping the people we work with develop their skills and understanding within compliance and financial crime.’
To view the full suite of qualifications, visit: https://www.int-comp.org/course-finder/