Cost of Compliance Report 2019

10 Years of Regulatory Change

By Susannah Hammond and Stacey English

For 10 years our Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence Cost of Compliance Report has given an unparalleled insight into the challenges facing risk and compliance officers in financial services firms around the world.

The annual cost of compliance report has become the trusted voice for compliance practitioners. Over the lifetime of the report there have been almost 6,000 participants and over 40,000 downloads by firms, G-SIFIs, regulators, law firms, domestic governments and consultancies. The report findings seek to help firms with planning resourcing, while allowing them to benchmark their own approach. This year’s report also looks to the future with an assessment of the biggest changes likely in the next 10 years, in addition the report covers the following key topics:

  • Challenges in the coming year for boards and compliance functions 
  • Budgets
  • Personal liability
  • Outsourcing
  • Regulatory change

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Susannah Hammond is a senior regulatory intelligence expert and joined our regulatory intelligence team from GE Capital Bank where she was head of compliance. Susannah has over 25 years’ wide-ranging experience in international and UK financial services.

A qualified chartered accountant, Susannah’s compliance career includes SG Warburg, Caspian Securities and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was head of international regulatory risk for the Halifax Group and became head of retail regulatory risk for HBOS plc upon Halifax’s merger with Bank of Scotland.

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