Paradigm Consulting, the financial support consultancy, has joined the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC).
The APCC is the body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK. It is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. It often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and it also provides feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.
Paradigm has been in discussions with the APCC for some time and feels the timing is right to add its expertise and broad offering of services to the APCC ‘s membership.
In turn, by joining the APCC Paradigm will be able to access regular forums and technical briefings on current regulatory topics and priority access to regulatory themes and new initiatives; for example, the new supervision ‘Nursery’ for newly-authorised firms.
It will also help Paradigm cement closer ties and more immediate access to the FCA, The Pensions Regulator (TPR), HM Treasury and other significant industry stakeholders. There is also the opportunity to seek out new business opportunities with fellow members with a view to increasing the range of services offered to respective client firms.
Paradigm offers bespoke compliance and consultancy support packages for advisory firms which are tailored to meet the firm’s specific requirements.
David Ryder, head of proposition at Paradigm Consulting., said: “We are very pleased to be able to announce our membership of the APCC and believe it will help support Paradigm, particularly enhancing the already excellent support we provide to firms. The APCC is renowned for the quality of its forums and briefings which will undoubtedly aid us in the work we carry out for firms, and it will ensure we have up to date information to impart given the closeness of its relationships with the key regulatory actors.
“This is all about helping us develop our proposition and ensuring, as a key organisation in our field, that we are active within our peer group and continue to deliver the very highest standards of service to our client firms.”