A common saying argues that much is expected of the bearer of responsibility. The same principle applies to compliance officers. The officers represent an expanding field of practice that keeps corporates grounded and focused on sustainable practice.
However, in as much as they align such practice, they can easily be outmaneuvered by senior management. Such loopholes explain a significant number of cases under investigation by government agencies in the United States. Unfortunately, the compliance officers bear the brunt of these surveys on grounds of responsibility and duty to ensure compliance as told on SDCEXEC.
Such controversy has caused a stir in the risk and compliance sector as practitioners witnessed increased apprehension. However, it also acts as wake up call for such officers to seal the loopholes and point out violations to compliance standards. In the end, there’s added responsibility on each professional to discharge their duty to the letter.
Another solution for this crisis would be to make compliance officers senior management officials. Currently, only a few compliance professionals occupy senior management positions in the corporate world. There has been a consensus that these officers need to seek further responsibilities an argument best personified in Helane Morrison.
Helane Morrison happens to be one of the very first compliance and risk practitioners. She started out in the early 1990’s without industry specific training. Helane went on to define the standard code of practice in compliance and mentored generations of other professionals. Today, Helane sits atop the management tier of an investment bank in San Francisco named Hall Capital as Managing Director.
Other roles Ms. Morrison fulfills include that chief compliance officer and the firm’s lawyer. What this means is that she has the power to influence decisions at management level while making sure the company remains compliant. However, there’s even greater responsibility on her part to deliver positive results.
Helane Morrison has witnessed a fruitful career and overcome great odds. She provides a glimmer of hope and encouragement to the industry in light of prevailing pressures. In fact, she could yet influence the thinking of her peers through seminars and other publications. The compliance building journal also provides a perfect platform for knowledge sharing. The entire compliance community will be looking to her for direction for the foreseeable future.
On the 25th of June 2009, the world of pop suffered its greatest loss; the death of a superstar, Michael Jackson. Millions of fans around the world felt saddened by the news of Michael’s death, and all most could hope for was a chance to see Michael perform on stage again. To most of his fans, their dream to see Michael again was nothing more than a wish because of his extraordinary uniqueness. However, one impersonator, Sergio Cortes, made Michael’s fans have their dreams come true.
Sergio Cortes’ ability to mimic Michael Jackson leaves many believing that Michael Jackson is back to life. He is considered the best of Michael Jackson impersonators of all time. He impresses the fans with the richness of detail in the way he sings and dances just like his subject. Sergio’s striking physical and vocal resemblance to Michael has led to his fans referring to him as Michael Jackson’s twin brother.
Sergio, a Spanish national born in July 1971, first knew about Michael when he was a child and heard his mother talking about the Jackson 5. Since then, he spent a lot of his time watching television shows that featured the Jackson 5 and paid keen attention to the band’s lead singer, Michael Jackson. By the time Sergio was in his teen years, he had grown the hair, began to dress like, and even spoke like Michael. At the time, Sergio came across a reporter who asked him to take some pictures portrayed as Michael Jackson. The photos taken by the reporter when published became so popular that Sergio began getting several job offers to work as an impersonator.
Currently, Sergio is a client of Destiny Projects, a company that manages and develops artistic talent. He has had a fruitful career and has performed on many successful concerts. The most notable of Sergio’s concerts include his 2012 tribute to Michael Jackson in Madrid and his ‘Human Nature’ Live Shows in Italy.
Sergio is loved by millions of fans because he continues the legacy of Michael. Off the stage, Sergio’s life is more reclusive and less dramatic. He lives alone and refuses to share with the world personal matters like his relationship status. Although he has only a handful of close friends, Sergio has an immense following on Twitter and Facebook. When Sergio gets a chance, he takes some time to connect with his fans on the social networking platforms.
In the world of Physiotherapy, there are few who stand out so prominently as Brian Mulligan. Graduating the NZ School of Physiotherapy in 1954, he has been a member of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists (NZSP) and many others over the years. He brandishes many positions and titles with various organizations such as an Honorary Fellowship of the NZ Society of Physiotherapists, an Honorary Life Memberships of the NZ Society of Physiotherapists and of the NZ Manipulative Therapists Association, Honorary Membership of the NZ College of Physiotherapy, also holding an Honorary Teaching Fellowship at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Although Brian Mulligan retired from clinical practice after over forty years in practice in 2000, he continues to teach internationally at seminars for physiotherapists and medical practitioners, bringing in large crowds. During this time, he has found a way to teach the Mulligan Concept of Manual Theory internationally through setting up an organization in 1995 to accredit teachers. There are 48 Mulligan Concept Teachers Associations (MCTA) currently, in 18 nations. A text book titled Manual Therapy: Nags, Snags, MWMs, etc” has been authored by Brian Mulligan, is in its sixth edition, revised and updated to include information on Mobilisations with Movement (MWMs) for the shoulder girdle making it a must have for anyone in the musculoskeletal field.
During his outstanding career in the field, he has received several esteemed awards such as the Ball Dynamics Award for Excellence in a Published Case Study and the Award of Excellence of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists. Most recently, at the World Confederations for Physical Therapy (WCPT) conference in Vancouver, he was honored with an International Service to the Profession Award for making exceptional contributions to the field with his development and teaching of the Mulligan Concept, a way of mobilization with movement. Brian Mulligans revolutionary techniques and teaching has brought about many advances in the field of physiotherapy, and he continues to help mold young minds with the most up-to-date practices.
The financial arena brings us many individuals who are notable for one reason or another. Seldom though do we hear of a man who dedicates his life to helping others through the successful dispensation of his duties. Stephen Murray is one such individual.
Stephen Murray was an educated individual who specialized in private equity throughout his career. Attaining a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1984 in economics, and then a Master’s from Columbia in 1989, he knew his chosen field well and proved it daily. Respected by his peers, family, and friends Mr Murray has left behind many.
He started his professional career in 1989 when he took a training program in credit analysis with MH Equity Corporation. This training (and position) led to his move to JP Morgan in 2005 when he headed up the buyout business department. In 2006 he co-founded CCMP Capital and was named CEO in 2007.
His business accomplishments are only a part of what made Stephen Murray CCMP Capital who he was. He always maintained a philanthropic outlook and supported many a good cause. Among these causes included the Make A Wish Foundation and the Food Bank of Fairfield County. He gave of himself to aid those who were in need and less fortunate.
Mr. Murray also sat on the board of many prestigious companies. Among some of them include LHP Hospital Group and CrestCom International. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater with Boston College.
He was a lead figure in the companies where he worked. His knowledge and expertise aided many a client in attaining financial security as well as substantial financial gains. He was trusted in his field by many and viewed as a leader and a shining example of how others should carry themselves and behave.
He leaves behind a wife and three sons whom he loved dearly. Surely his presence will be missed in both his home and professional arenas. He was an attentive husband who excelled in his field, loved his wife, and adored his sons. The financial world has lost a great man who has contributed much insight into equity investments and securities.
At 52 years young the passing of Mr. Murray was not expected. He left this world too soon. His contributions to both family and business will live on for quite some time. May he rest in peace and may those left behind remember him fondly and carry on his work.