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Compliance Training Goes Digital

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

As the remit of compliance officers expands, particularly in the context of growing volumes of regulation, ALCO and HoT are applying technology to training. They have digitized the Fundamentals of Compliance training module to equip officers with the tools to understand the rapidly evolving compliance, legal and regulatory environments. Interview with Soraya Guérin, advisor at ALCO.

Can you introduce the digitization of the Fundamentals of Compliance?

The digitalization of the Compliance Fundamentals module contributes to the ALCO and HoT’s joint ambition to continue developing the training offer for the compliance community (and beyond). This initiative will allow compliance officers and any person interested in compliance matters to complete, on a stand-alone basis, an e-learning module that will give them an overview on:

- the compliance, legal and regulatory environments

- the roles and responsabilities of the compliance function and

- specific compliance topics such as AML/CFT, MiFID, data protection, and Ethics

The participant can then choose to further develop these topics via the existing certifying program.

“The adoption of digital technology is key to increasing efficiency but should be seen as a tool for human expertise.”

How do you combine technology and human expertise?

The adoption of digital technology is key to increasing efficiency but should be seen as a tool for human expertise. That’s why the new e-learning module on Compliance Fundamentals presents a balanced approach combining training designed by compliance professionals with the effective use of technological advances.

How do you see compliance officers' skills evolving in the future?

In the context of growing regulations, the remit of compliance officers is expanding. This leads compliance officers to play an essential role in the strategy of their organizations, notably on key topics such as AML/CFT, ESG, Ethics, Fraud, Data protection, and Artificial Intelligence. As a result, the skills required by the position are over and above ensuring the entity’s compliance with laws and regulations. Tomorrow’s compliance officers must be agile, solution-driven, diplomatic and adaptable advisors who can leverage on technological solutions.


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