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Awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday January 17, 2008 in London -

London, UK –November 27 2007 – Complinet, the leading provider of solutions that dynamically deliver relevant compliance intelligence to industry professionals, has announced the shortlist for the 4th Annual Compliance Awards.

Due to be held on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, the awards will recognise the contributions of compliance officers, compliance trainers, and professional advisers in helping to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of global financial services.

While most of the categories will be familiar to the 300 compliance professionals who attended the 2007 awards, there are also new categories reflecting the maturing and evolving nature of the compliance industry.

“To mark Complinet’s tenth anniversary this year, we have included a new award the Compliance Personality of the Decade,” said Chris Pilling, founder and CEO of Complinet. “We also recognise that the compliance industry is becoming more international as a result of globalisation in the financial services industry, so we have created a new category to recognise the International Compliance Personality of the Year.”

Complinet drew up the shortlist for the 2008 from a long list of nominations received by the industry. Criteria included the quality of the individual applications, the judges’ own knowledge of the nominated person or project, and the weight of support behind a particular person or project.

The full shortlist is as follows:

2008 Compliance Officer of the Year (sponsored by Badenoch & Clark)
Rajiv Vyas, AXA Rosenberg Investment Management
Tracey Pollock, GE Capital Solutions
Kay Leslie, Pink Home Loans

2008 Young Compliance Officer of the Year
David Feldman, Illium Managing Agency Ltd
Oonagh McKinley-Hutchinson, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Caroline Scott, Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd

2008 Money Laundering Reporting Officer of the Year (sponsored by IMLPO)
Clive Shelton, IFDS
Steven Judge, Tradeindex
Ben Hur, NIBC Bank

2008 Most Effective Compliance Trainer at a Regulated Firm
Maire Gibson, Standard Bank Plc
Richard Mahon, Aon Consulting
Scott Morris, UBS Investment

2008 Best Technology Solution (sponsored by Compliance Recruitment Solutions)
Aquin (MIG21)
Orchestria (Bo Manning)
Tonbeller AG (Paul Hamilton)
Verifile Limited (Eyal Ben-Cohen)

2008 Trade Association Personality of the Year
Jeremy Bradley, Bank of Scotland Treasury
Ashley Holmes (posthumously), Finance & Leasing Association
Anthony Belchambers, the Futures and Options Association

2008 International Compliance Personality of the Year
David DeMuro, Lehman Brothers Inc.
Anthony Belchambers, the Futures and Options Association
Sarah Watts, Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited

2008 Best Regulatory Law Firm or Lawyer of the Year
CMS Cameron McKenna (Simon Morris)
Clifford Chance (Nick O'Neil/Dermot Turing for MiFID Connect)
Denton Wilde Sapte (Regulation Practice)

2008 Most Practical Consulting Firm (Sponsored by Hays)
The Consulting Consortium

2008 Best Regulatory Accountancy Firm or Accountant of the Year
Moore Stephens (Lorraine Bay)
BDO Stoy Hayward
Grant Thornton

2008 Award for Outstanding Long-Term Service to the Compliance Industry
Arthur Selman, Consultant
Ross Maclean, GLG Partners
Bob Upton, Lloyds TSB

2008 Complinet Personality of the Decade
Angela Knight, British Bankers' Association
Peter Beales, London Investment Banking Association
David Kenmir, Financial Services Authority
John Tattersall, PwC

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner attended by more than 300 industry professionals at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London, on the evening of January 17, 2008. Dan Waters, FSA director of Retail Policy and Sector Leader for Asset Management, will act as compere for the ceremony.

More information about the awards can be found at

About the Annual Compliance Awards
The Complinet Annual Compliance Awards were launched in 2004 to recognise the successes and achievements of compliance professionals from across the financial services industry and supporting professional services firms.

The 4th Annual Compliance Awards will recognise the contribution of the compliance role, compliance trainers, and professional advisers in helping to ensure that the UK remains of at the forefront of global financial services.

The awards provide an opportunity for more than 300 guests to enjoy an evening of awards, comedy, good food, and fine wine in the company of leading compliance colleagues, regulators, and friends from related industries.

The awards are judged by a panel of highly-respected financial services experts.

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 minimise their exposure to risk by providing the information and technology 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 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.

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