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SII appoints lawyer as new adviser on compliance

Securities & Investment Institute announces the appointment of Christopher Bond as SII adviser on compliance, with effect from April 19.

Bond has specialist knowledge in financial services regulation and compliance, and was general counsel and assistant company secretary of Reuters for four years.

Most recently, Bond has been a solicitor with City law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse for 27 years, retiring as a senior equity partner on March 31.

His role at the SII will be to advise on changes to compliance and regulation law and to review the institutes qualification syllabus to reflect compliance and regulatory changes.

SII managing director Ruth Martin says: We are honoured to have Christopher working with us. He joins at a time when the focus on compliance in the industry is greater than ever. His expertise will help give us the edge required to keep a step ahead of any fundamental changes in the area of compliance and regulation law.

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