The continuous evolution in the legal, regulatory, and corporate governance framework on an international level both in terms of volume as well as in terms of complexity, has rendered the importance of an effective compliance function as a strategic objective for all corporations.
The appointment of an independent, highly competent and above all ethical Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and the set-up and running of a robust compliance function is now a catalyst to the viable existence of all entities. The Compliance role involves the communication and application of both international best practices and company-specific corporate governance principles, through the creation, implementation, and continuing enhancement and refinement of practical processes and methodologies. The ultimate objective of today’s Compliance function is to establish a corporate culture of ethics through the implementation of integrity, transparency, confidentiality and accountability.
The title of this year’s 3rd International Compliance Forum, “Orchestrating a Culture of Values”, reflects the complexity and diversity of skills that need to be in place as well as the necessity for the whole corporation to monitor the compliance function in an organized, coherent and coordinated manner under the instrumental leadership of the CEO. The Compliance function does not relate solely to adherence to regulations and codes of corporate governance, but should be based on a culture of values aiming at ensuring that the right attitudes are in place, safeguarding the reputation of a corporation.
The 3rd International Compliance Forum which is addressed to all compliance professionals, will present the latest international institutional policy trends and challenges, as well as developments in servicing international investors, whether high net worth individuals or organizations specifically relating to compliance. Moreover it will present the best international practices governing the composition and functioning of Boards of Directors.
It will bring together banks, insurance, accounting, tax and legal firms, administration services (fiduciary) firms, international corporations and the various Regulators involved, to discuss and exchange practical ideas on how to achieve an effective compliance culture when it comes to European directives and other local and international regulations as well as corporate governance codes.
Infocredit Group and its strategic partner LexisNexis Risk Solutions are proud sponsors of the 3rd International Compliance Forum.