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Jonathan Bowdler

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


When a compliance professional perceives their pay package may be reduced as a result of their actions, there is a risk of biased decisions....More

10 reasons why you should be a compliance officer


Becoming a compliance officer has many advantages. From job security, to developing highly transferable skills, having a career path from entry-level to the board, being the customer’s champion and the organisation’s ethical heart, we provide 10 reasons why should you be a compliance officer.

Managing the increased focus on non-financial misconduct


In this article we will look to define non-financial misconduct and highlight why it is of increasing importance to firms and other organisations across most industry sectors and jurisdictions.....More

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 regulatory risk. And more recently we have seen how a firm’s governance, culture and organisational behaviour are core to how all risk is managed within the firm.

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 interested in?” Indeed in the last two or three years this question has increased significantly in popularity due to the rise in recruitment opportunities in compliance and related roles.....More

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 in the UK.

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?”....More

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?”

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 Authority will have when it assumes its powers in a year's time.....More

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 take the appropriate steps to achieve it?

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