An Introduction to Compliance

Course Summary

Designed for participants wishing to learn about Compliance or looking to work towards becoming a Compliance Officer in the financial services industry.


This course is at an introductory level and it is assumed that participants will have a basic knowledge of regulatory compliance. Details provided in this course will equip participants with the knowledge of regulatory compliance within the financial services industry and the responsibilities of the Compliance Officer function.


  • The definition of compliance – why regulate?
  • The regulatory background
  • Implementation of the correct policies, procedures, and internal controls
  • The role of corporate governance
  • Duties and responsibilities of a Compliance Officer
  • The Compliance Monitoring Programme
  • A director’s role in Compliance
  • Regulatory visits – key elements
  • Recent penalties

Course Benefits

After attending the course, participants will:

  • Be aware of the importance of compliance within the financial services industry and its impact
  • Understand their own responsibilities and what is required to ensure compliance
  • Have gained an awareness of the regulatory requirements
  • Be able to identify any compliance deficiencies within the workplace
  • Recognise the implications of poor compliance

Tutor Profile

Lindsay Fox is the founder of Platinum Compliance (Guernsey) Limited.

With almost 30 years in the Guernsey financial services industry, Lindsay has experienced a variety of roles throughout her career, including Asset Management, Fund Administration, New Business, Global Custody, Credit Risk, Banking and Training, as well as involvement in GFSC visits, resulting in a thorough understanding of industry needs from a regulatory perspective.

​Lindsay holds the Institute of Directors (IOD) Diploma in Company Direction, the International Compliance Association (ICA) Diploma in Compliance (Distinction), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration and the Securities and Investments Institute's (SII) Investment Administration Qualification (IAQ).

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Date: 11 October 2017
  • CPD Points: 3.5
  • Course Cost: £195.00
  • Course Length: 3.5 hours (09:00 - 12:30)
  • Location: GTA University Centre, Guernsey
  • Tutor: Lindsay Fox

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