Increase in the Significant Role in Compliance in Financial Service Firms

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The rapidly grow of financial innovation and technology in the international financial market have encouraged an increase in the significant role of compliance in financial service firms over the last decade. Particularly, aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, to ensure the financial stability and protect the future crisis, regulators have continued to pay attention on improved requirement of capital and liquidity as well as risk management and corporate governance in the financial intermediary. Additionally, policy makers also have focused on issues associated with stakeholders of the financial service firms and public interest such as consumer protection, insider trading, LIBOR manipulation and money laundering. An effective compliance, risk management and internal audit are major mechanisms to create strong corporate governance (The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, 2013), which can reduce risks arising from failure to comply regulations and non-compliance in the financial institutions.
Compliance plays an essential role to mitigate risk and protect the business from regulatory fault. Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (2005) defines compliance as "an independent function that identifies, assesses, advises on, monitors and reports on the bank’s compliance risk, that is, the risk of legal or regulatory sanctions, financial loss, or loss to reputation a bank may suffer as a result of its failure to comply with all applicable laws, regulations,

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