Complinet's 4th Annual Compliance Awards Celebrate a Decade of Success

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John Tattersall, PricewaterhouseCoopers, named compliance "personality of the decade".

Complinet, the leading provider of solutions that deliver relevant compliance intelligence to industry professionals, has named John Tattersall, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, as the compliance "personality of the decade" during a special presentation at its Fourth Annual Compliance Awards ceremony. The inaugural award, which was designed to commemorate Complinet's tenth anniversary year, was presented during a packed dinner, attended by more than 380 at Grosvenor House, London, on January 17.

The ceremony celebrates the talent, dedication and value of compliance practitioners across the financial services industry; it is recognised as the industry's most prestigious awards.

"The growth of this event in recognition and stature demonstrates the huge strides that the modern compliance professional has made and the respect attached to this function at regulated firms," said Alex Viall, founder and Complinet Group Chief Executive, North America.

In other categories, Rajiv Vyas, of AXA Rosenberg Investment Management, won the coveted "Compliance Officer of the Year" award and Clive Shelton, of IFDS, was named "Money Laundering Reporting Officer of the Year". A total of 12 awards were handed out to recognise excellence.

Dan Waters, head of retail policy at the Financial Services Authority, acted as master of ceremonies for the first time; he succeeded David Kenmir, managing director at the FSA, who has stepped aside after three successful years at the helm. Waters' skills at the podium were demonstrated early in the evening when he broke into song, revealing an operatic prowess that few regulators could hope to match -- as well as an astute comic sensibility. He was ably assisted by broadcaster John Humphrys, a presenter on the Today programme, who participated in a Mastermind spoof that left the audience in stitches.

Chris Pilling, founder and CEO, Complinet Group, said: "The awards were a reflection of the collegial and professional nature of the compliance community-- coming together to applaud and support their collective successes. We were proud to share our 10th anniversary with the industry at the awards, which themselves exemplify just how far Complinet has come in the last decade."

About Complinet
Complinet is the leading provider of solutions that dynamically deliver relevant compliance intelligence to industry professionals within the highly regulated global financial services community. Complinet enables customers to minimize their exposure to risk by providing the information and technologies they need to track and connect live external events such as regulatory or sanction changes with internal policy management and screening activities.
Complinet was founded in 1997 and employs more than 200 people in its offices in New York, London and Dubai.

Every day, industry professionals in more than 1,200 firms across 81 countries rely on Complinet to provide information, analysis and solutions that help them keep pace with changing industry regulations.

In August 2007, Financial News named Complinet as one of the 21 technology companies most likely to shape the future of the financial services industry.

The final results are listed below.

Complinet award winners

Personality of the Decade        
Winner: John Tattersall, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Compliance Officer of the Year        
Winner: Rajiv Vyas, AXA Rosenberg Investment Management

Young Compliance Officer of the Year        
Winner: Oonagh McKinley-Hutchinson, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ             
Money Laundering Reporting Officer of the Year        
Winner: Clive Shelton, IFDS

Outstanding Long-Term Service to the Compliance Industry        
Winner: Bob Upton, Lloyds TSB

Most Effective Compliance Trainer at a Regulated Firm        
Winner: Scott Morris, UBS

Trade Association Personality of the Year        
Winner: Simon Hills, British Bankers' Association         

International Compliance Personality of the Year        
Winner: Anthony Belchambers, Futures and Options Association

Best Regulatory Law Firm or Lawyer of the Year         
Winner: CMS Cameron McKenna (Simon Morris)

Best Regulatory Accountancy Firm         
Winner: Moore Stephens    

Most Practical Consulting Firm        
Winner: Investit     

Best Technology Solution        
Winner: Aquin (MIG21)         

Note to editor: photos from the Awards night available on request.
Please contact: Kimberley Allan


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