Wednesday, March 12, 2014


[IWS] Accelus: COST OF COMPLIANCE 2014 [12 March 2014]

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



Thomson Reuters



COST OF COMPLIANCE 2014 [12 March 2014]

by Stacey English and Susannah Hammond{a670fc74-8a00-4f47-b71a-ad94334d7b84}_Cost_of_ComplianceGRC00814.pdf


[full-text, 20 pages]


The annual Cost of Compliance Survey Report by Thomson Reuters Accelus provides insight into the experiences and expectations of compliance professionals. This global report is driven by a great level of industry participation and is intended to help regulated organizations with future planning, resourcing and focus. Participants remain anonymous but their views are crucial in helping peers benchmark their own practices and experiences, and assess whether their resources focus and expectations are in line with the wider industry. 


Over 600 practitioners across 71 countries participated in this survey. Read the survey

to learn about: 

•    More than half of compliance professionals expect their personal liability to increase

     in 2014 with 36 percent expecting a significant increase.

•    Two thirds of respondents expect the cost of senior compliance to increase in 2014

     with over a fifth (21 percent) expecting costs to rise significantly.

•    In parallel, nearly two thirds thought that the total compliance team budget would increase

     in 2014 and a fifth (20 percent) thought the budget would be significantly more in 2014.

•    Over a third of firms globally spend at least a whole working day every week tracking

     and analyzing regulatory change.

•    Globally, compliance functions again reported spending very little time liaising with

     the internal audit function. A persistently repeated finding which is a growing cause of concern.


Table of Contents


5 Introduction

5 Compliance Function: Budget, Resources and Liability

8 Regulatory Change

11 Reporting

12 Alignment with Other Risk and Control Functions

14 Liaison with Regulators

15 Managing Regulatory Risk

15 Typical Week of a Compliance Officer

18 Closing Thoughts




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