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Interview with Antony Lowther – Head of Regional Compliance UK & Europe (ex Germany) at Commerzbank

Interview with Antony Lowther – Head of Regional Compliance UK & Europe (ex Germany) at Commerzbank

How did you get into compliance? I initially started by doing an economics degree, but transferred to a law degree as my original plan was to become a lawyer.  I really liked the idea of working in the City however, so I wrote a letter to the human resources departments in most of the large banks. Was compliance your first career choice? As mentioned, my aim was to become a lawyer. How did you obtain your first job in compliance?…

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Interview with Ian Sayers – Regional Head of Legal & Compliance Europe at Standard Chartered Bank

Interview with Ian Sayers – Regional Head of Legal & Compliance Europe at Standard Chartered Bank

  How did you get into compliance? I’ve worked at Standard Chartered Bank for over 25 years. For the first few years, I was the Deputy Company Secretary.  From there, I moved into Risk and then on to compliance about 15 years ago.   At that time, in the central compliance team there was just me, the Global Head of Legal and Compliance plus one secretary, so I was brought in to build the central compliance team. Was compliance your first…

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Interview with Richard Fielder – Head of Compliance at ICBC Standard Bank

Interview with Richard Fielder – Head of Compliance at ICBC Standard Bank

  How did you get into compliance? I fell into compliance by accident. My education was in law, but I followed a personal interest and joined the British Airways Pilot School.  When events led to the suspension of that programme, I got into compliance after a friend suggested it was suited to my skill-set. Was compliance your first career choice? As mentioned above, I was in the British Airways Pilot School when 9/11 happened. BA decided to put the programme…

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Interview with Jane Ibbotson – EMEA Head of Compliance at Wells Fargo

Interview with Jane Ibbotson – EMEA Head of Compliance at Wells Fargo

  How did you get into compliance? I started work at the Bank of England, initially in banking supervision and then in a range of supervision, policy and markets roles over a period of nine years.  This was a great foundation and I gained a lot of knowledge on the financial markets and how the City operates which, in turn, gave me the grounding to move into compliance. Was compliance your first career choice? I studied French and Russian, but…

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