The 11 Best Resources for Compliance Professionals

Posted on June 29, 2022
Written by Natalie Davies

Compliance Resources

With the regulatory landscape evolving so quickly thanks to new guidance and legislation, it’s important for compliance teams to make sure that they’re always staying on their toes. 

It’s also essential to make sure that you’re not getting information from the best, most reputable sources. 

Here at NorthRow, we want to make things a little easier, so in this post, we’re sharing 11 of our favourite resources for compliance teams in 2022 – including news sources, industry associations, blogs, regulators and podcasts.

International Compliance Association (ICA)

As long-standing members of the ICA, we couldn’t not start this article without an honourable mention. The ICA is the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community. 

With its membership spanning 157 countries, the ICA delivers professional qualifications, industry-leading events, networking opportunities, webinars, insights and career advice for compliance teams globally.

Their mission? ”To inspire, educate and enable the international compliance community to think more, perform better and help the right business to be conducted in the right way.”

A comprehensive resource for professionals the world over, the ICA is certainly leading the charge in ensuring compliance is recognised as a critical, modern profession and setting the bar for international standards of competence.

For more information, please visit int-comp.org.

Compliance Week

As one of the leading news, analysis and information resources for the ethics, governance, risk, and compliance teams, Compliance Week is a fantastic way to keep abreast of developments from across the profession.

Featuring insights from professionals and experts, key news stories and a number of special reports throughout the year, Compliance Week is a ‘must have’ in your bookmarks!

To check out the latest news from Compliance Week, please visit: complianceweek.com.

Corporate Compliance Insights

CCI is an independent news source for compliance, ethics, risk and information security.

Offering comprehensive news roundups as well as vendor news and career advice, events and a library of resources, including whitepapers, eBooks and reports, Corporate Compliance Insights provides a one-stop-shop for compliance professionals at all levels. 

For all the latest news from Corporate Compliance Insights, head on over to corporatecomplianceinsights.com.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority is charged with regulating financial markets to ensure consumers get a fair deal, ensuring they are not exploited and protected via regulation. They also promote fair, effective competition between financial service institutions and organisations with the aim of maintaining the integrity of the UK’s financial system.

Often the first port of call for firms carrying out regulated activities, the FCA implements international standards across the UK, supervising and enforcing the adherence to these rules.  

As the body that sets regulatory requirements for the financial sector, the FCA is a critical resource for professionals across the compliance community. 

Get the latest on regulatory compliance over at fca.org.uk.

Compliance Clarified Podcast

Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. In each episode, host Susannah Hammond (Senior Regulatory Intelligence Expert at Thomson Reuters) is joined by a guest speaker to discuss the hot compliance topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. 

Recent episodes include discussions around data governance, financial crime, ESG and operational resilience. 

Available on all your favourite podcast services, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Global Compliance News

As the name suggests, this blog is a global source of news from across the compliance landscape. With the ability to filter by location-specific news (Europe, APAC, N America, LATAM and EMEA) and subject matter, visitors can get up-to-date happenings from their part of the world. 

For the latest compliance news from across the globe, visit globalcompliancenews.com

The NorthRow Blog

You’re already here! We’ve created, and regularly add to, our comprehensive library of handy articles, insights and feedback from professionals across the industry looking to improve their KYB/C compliance and AML processes.

For all the latest news from team NorthRow, be sure to bookmark our blog and sign up to our monthly newsletter.

Great Women in Compliance Podcast

As part of the Compliance Podcast Network, Great Women in Compliance shares the stories of inspirational women paving the way for future generations entering the field. Hosted by Mary Shirley, Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance at Fresenius Medical Care in Boston and Lisa Fine, Director, Compliance for the Americas, for Pearson. 

Together, the duo highlight the efforts and achievements of spectacular women in the field of compliance, telling their stories detailing their paths to success and sharing ideas for overcoming some of the obstacles unique to women in the workplace.

A new 45-minute episode is released weekly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts

Thomson Reuters Cost of Compliance Report

Published every year by the world’s leading provider of news and information-based tools, Thomson Reuters’ annual Cost of Compliance report is a must-read resource for those involved in the profession in any way. 

It delves into the challenges the compliance functions at financial services firms around the world expect to face in the year ahead, the ideal future of the compliance function, budgets, technology, and much more. 

For the latest copy (2022’s is yet to be published), head on over to thomsonreuters.com.

Finextra

While a comprehensive newswire for the fintech community as a whole, Finextra is also a key source for news on regulation, compliance, legal and governance issues for banks and fintechs. 

Finextra also offers experts from across the fintech and compliance landscape to contribute blogs, opinion pieces and discuss these at length with fellow community members. 

For more or to subscribe to updates from Finextra, visit finextra.com.

WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal

Renowned for its business and economic news, the Wall Street Journal also provides global risk and compliance news as part of its offering. Featuring articles covering new regulation, sanctions as well as its ‘Morning Risk Report’, the Risk and Compliance Journal is a fantastic repository for compliance teams seeking the latest global developments from across the industry. 

Catch up on today’s Compliance and Risk Journal at wsj.com.