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  • COFA: get out of the starting blocks now! »

    14/08/12 - finance
    COFAs need to get their own firms in shape before 1 January 2013 when the role comes into force, says Richard Hill.
    Richard Hill By Richard Hill
    from Stepien Lake and chair, ILFM
  • Dealing with the reality of the new compliance officers: it's a no-blame game »

    06/07/12 - finance
    The SRA has again delayed the date on which its in-house watchdogs (COLP/COFA) come into force. It seems the SRA, despite some encouraging rhetoric, is still struggling to come to terms with licensing ABSs and getting to grips with its new powers. But while firms and compliance officers (COs) in waiting will undoubtedly be pointing the finger at the SRA, they may need to refrain from the blame game in their own firms to ensure the COFAs/COLPs carry out their roles productively.
    Richard Hill By Richard Hill
    from Stepien Lake and chair, ILFM