Risk has become a business-critical function for organisational success
In the aftermath of the 2008 global crisis, financial institutions have had to adjust to a new world of increased regulation. Recovery has been hard-won against a backdrop of slow economic growth and persistent low interest rates. Add to this the political and economic uncertainty, particularly post-Brexit, and all indicators suggest continuing challenge for some time ahead.
The global regulatory framework is fragmenting
The global regulatory framework is fragmenting. In such an environment the risk and compliance role has become increasingly influential. Making the right call on exposure to risk can make or break a business. To shoulder this kind of business-critical responsibility, finance institutions need strong, strategic leaders able to ensure robust systems are in place for compliance across all their business operations, wherever they are in the world.
Attracting, retaining and developing the right talent has become a business imperative
As specialists in the risk, compliance and audit arena, we have become a strategic ally for ambitious start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public-sector organisations, ensuring the right permanent and interim solutions for:
- Compliance Director
- Head of Compliance
- Monitoring & Reporting
- Financial Crime / AML
- Head of Risk
- Conduct & Regulatory Risk
- Credit Risk
- Operational Risk
- Head of Internal Audit
- Audit Manager
- IT Audit
Built over many years, our proven track record in the regions we support, means we are uniquely positioned to leverage extensive networks of talent for our partners. With increased scrutiny around regulatory governance, we can help you recruit the kind of creative, commercially astute collaborative risk and compliance leaders – able to engage internally, to implement change at all levels, and externally, to build positive relationships with the relevant regulatory bodies – who can mitigate risk and ensure measurable and sustainable business success.
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SPM Consulting and Management Ltd
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IS Griffiths Ltd
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