I originally joined Straight Talk Wealth Management in 2020 to take a more focused role as the company paraplanner, which also involved overseeing the compliance for any new business written and the client recommendations.
Since then, I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to move into my current position as the Compliance Officer. This role, although not generally perceived as the most interesting, is an essential role as I am responsible for ensuring the firm strictly adheres to the regulations set by the Financial Conduct Authority, as well as overseeing that all our employees are following the internal compliance procedures.
I have worked exclusively for the Financial Service industry since 2010, working for the same company for many years, where I progressed from an investment administrator to a multi-facetted role as the Office Manager. This role gave me in-depth knowledge of the industry as working for a smaller financial advisers meant I was responsible for many duties from paraplanning to overseeing the company’s compliance for pensions, investments and mortgages. This was the start of my love for compliance!
At the weekends, I like to spend time with my children if I am fortunate enough that they have nothing more interesting to do and I especially enjoy taking my two dogs for long walks at the beach.