LONDON & NEW YORK - Thomson Reuters' Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business has published its second annual Cost of Compliance Survey for 2011 which reveals that firms expect another year of increased regulatory transformation and require more time, effort and money in order to manage the avalanche of changes.
Of the 337 global compliance professionals who responded to the survey, 71 percent said they foresaw that an increase in time and resource would be required to work with regulators and exchanges to ensure they were adequately prepared to meet regulatory requirements. The survey also highlighted the need for financial services firms to make sure that compliance functions operated in tandem with internal audit, risk and legal functions to ensure that there was a consistent and integrated approach to risk identification, management and mitigation.
Chris Pilling, senior vice president, Regulatory Risk & Compliance for Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance, said: "The successful management of risk while encouraging innovation is crucial for all financial services firms in all jurisdictions, and compliance officers must be at the forefront of assisting boards to deliver robust, consistent and demonstrable risk management. Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance business offers a suite of comprehensive tools designed to connect business transactions, strategy and operation to the regulatory environment. This connected approach helps firms to move faster than their competition, while ensuring the future-proofing of their business."