A fully updated edition of the definitive guide to financial regulation In recent years, not only has the compliance field become firmly established, but it has seen staggering growth, thanks to never-ending changes in the regulatory environment. As regulation increases still further, the demand for clear guidance on navigating daily compliance issues is greater than ever. Now in its second edition, the highly successful Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance has been updated with the latest compliance strategies and regulatory information, making it indispensable for compliance officers, legal firms, and anyone else working with the financial services compliance function. Non-compliance represents a significant material risk for any financial services firm that fails to understand and appropriately apply regulatory standards. This Second Edition of Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance makes it easy to digest complex information on the regulatory framework. But this book is far from solely theoretical. A balanced approach means that both the concepts and their application are within reach.
Annie Mills and Peter Haines deliver solid advice that can be applied on a day-to-day basis to manage any compliance issues that may arise. Read this book to: * Understand the conceptual basis of compliance and the current regulatory environment applicable to the financial services industry * Quickly and thoroughly learn the accepted best practices for everyday compliance * Get up to date information on the current financial regulatory environment with this new edition * Reference detailed advice as issues arise in day-to-day operations This update to the popular first edition of Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance will help eliminate non-compliance risk and ensure that your firm is entirely current on its ability to navigate the maze of financial services regulation.
Annie Mills is an experienced compliance officer and has worked in many areas of investment management and banking compliance. She is currently Head of Compliance at Cantor Index & Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. Prior positions include Compliance Director (Internal Controls) at BGC Partners/Cantor Fitzgerald Group, and Senior Compliance Officer at Standard Bank. Peter Haines is a chartered accountant with experience as a regulator and as a senior Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer. He has been a consultant since 2006, advising banks and investment firms, initially on compliance issues, but increasingly on governance and risk as well. Peter travels widely in this role and has gained experience in various US, European and Asian financial centres. He is now a non-executive director with a UK bank, chairing its Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, and a Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading and Henley Business School.
Acknowledgements ix List of Abbreviations xi Preface (Or, How Not to be an Execution Officer) xvii Foreword to the First Edition xxi Foreword to the Second Edition xxiii PART ONE COMMENTARY AND CONTEXT 1 CHAPTER 1 The UK Regulatory Environment 3 1.1 Regulation in the UK 3 1.2 Different regulatory regimes in the UK 5 1.3 The FSMA regime for investment business 5 1.4 The UK s anti-money laundering regime 11 1.5 The UK s takeover regime 13 1.6 Other UK regulatory regimes 13 CHAPTER 2 The Compliance Function 15 2.1 Compliance as a concept 16 2.1.1 What is Compliance? 16 2.1.2 Who is responsible for Compliance? 19 2.1.3 Different Compliance models 21 2.2 The Compliance Officer 22 2.2.1 Key responsibilities of the Compliance Officer 22 2.2.2 What are the characteristics of a good Compliance Officer? 24 2.3 Compliance: good and bad 26 2.3.1 What are the characteristics of a good Compliance regime? 26 2.3.2 What are the characteristics of a bad Compliance regime? 30 2.3.3 Danger signals 32 2.4 The argument for Compliance 33 2.4.1 What are the benefits of Compliance, regulation and the Compliance Officer? 33 2.4.2 What are the costs of Compliance? 40 2.5 Compliance as a profession 41 CHAPTER 3 The Compliance Contract 45 3.1 The Compliance Mission Statement 46 3.2 The Compliance Charter 47 3.2.1 Contents of a Compliance Charter 47 CHAPTER 4 Mapping Your Compliance Universe 53 CHAPTER 5 Mapping Your Corporate Universe 57 5.1 Operating entities 57 5.2 Business units 61 5.3 External Service Providers 66 CHAPTER 6 Regulators and Other Industry Bodies 69 6.1 Exchanges 70 6.2 Clearing houses 76 CHAPTER 7 The Legislative Environment and Rules Mapping 77 7.1 Rules mapping 79 7.2 Detailed rules mapping for your own firm 79 7.3 Rules mapping for an overseas jurisdiction 82 CHAPTER 8 Financial Products, Services and Documentation 85 8.1 Products and services 85 8.2 Understanding products and services in context 86 8.3 Documentation 88 CHAPTER 9 Compliance Outside the Compliance Department 91 9.1 The Front Office 92 9.2 The Back Office and other support functions 93 CHAPTER 10 Key Compliance Department Activities 95 10.1 Routine activities 95 10.2 Off-Piste Compliance: advisory work 96 10.2.1 Understanding what it is all about 97 10.2.2 What are the regulatory implications? 99 10.2.3 Your plan of attack 105 10.3 Compliance conundrums 107 10.4 Dealing with a lack of cooperation 108 CHAPTER 11 Comply or Die When Things Go Wrong 111 11.1 Someone s watching you 113 11.2 The regulators have hot buttons 118 11.3 What the regulators can do to find out more 120 11.4 What to do if you are being investigated or are subject to disciplinary action 122 11.5 Consequences of rule breaches and other regulatory misdemeanours 124 APPENDICES A Routine Compliance Activities 131 B Routine Anti-Money Laundering Activities 207 C Compliance in the Front Office 221 D Compliance for Senior Management, the Back Office and Other Support Departments 265 E Compliance Conundrums What Would You Do? 291 PART TWO COMPLIANCE PERSPECTIVES 333 Box 1: Acting on Principle 335 Box 2: ARROW 339 Box 3: Basel III and CRD IV 340 Box 4: Extradition 342 Box 5: Financial Services Action Plan 343 Box 6: Going Global? 345 Box 7: Industry Guidance 347 Box 8: L&G v. the FSA Who are the Real Winners and Losers? 349 Box 9: Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 350 Box 10: Money Laundering Statistics 353 Box 11: Prudential Regulation of Capital Adequacy 354 Box 12: The Enforcement Process Getting on the Wrong Side of the Regulators 356 Box 13: The Laundering Process 357 Box 14: Treating Customers Fairly 358 Index 361