Compliance Reviews

Compliance reviews and compliance projects


​Given our expert knowledge of the local regulatory landscape, we are able to perform compliance-related ad-hoc reviews and/or special projects.


These can be performed as part of our ongoing Compliance Support service or separately.


Previous project work we have completed for clients includes: 


  • General health check to assess the effectiveness of compliance and AML systems and controls
  • Focused review of a firm's systems, controls and compliance within specific departments or products (e.g. a Trading Desk, a private banking unit, a sales team, etc)
  • Review of a firm's compliance culture
  • Design and assistance with the implementation of a risk based compliance monitoring programme (CMP)
  • Independent review of client files to determine if client onboarding / KYC checks have been conducted in compliance with DFSA requirements (can include reviews of client CDD documents, risk rating methodology, ongoing due diligence and monitoring mechanisms)
  • Provision of audit review work and testing of compliance with the DFSA modules, e.g. COB, AML, PIB and CIR modules
  • Testing the appropriateness and effectiveness of company policies, procedures, systems and controls including corporate governance and risk management frameworks
  • Review of documentation before submission to the DFSA for regulatory revisions and best practices

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