Corylus Compliance Services is owned and run by Angie Bryant. Angie has over 30 years’ experience within financial services, most of which have been in compliance.
Angie’s career began as a graduate management trainee in a small life assurance company in the City where, after a relocation to Peterborough, she became the Pensions Administration Manager. Positions that followed included financial adviser, IFA paraplanner, T&C supervisor and compliance manager. For 6 years she was the Compliance Director for a large regional IFA and investment management firm based in East Anglia.
Corylus Compliance Services was established to provide a highly professional and entirely bespoke compliance service at a competitive price to small and medium sized financial advisers, specialising in those offering a discretionary portfolio management service. Angie’s real business experience as a director gives her practical commercial knowledge enabling her to turn regulation into commercial reality in a pragmatic way that recognises any firm’s need for profitability.
Using a specialised in-depth knowledge and understanding of FCA rules and regulations we aim to help firms create an environment within which everyone understands the part they play in meeting the requirements for compliance. Corylus Compliance Services can develop and maintain processes, systems and controls so that staff within the firms recognise and fulfil their obligations within the regulatory regime. Consolidating the stature of firms by achieving and maintaining a strong risk-averse approach not only fulfils the TCF principles but can also be reflected in the relationship with and concessions granted by Professional Indemnity Insurers.
We believe compliance should be seen as business focused and creative, achieving clear cost benefits for firms and we are able to make recommendations on strategic issues and implement changes where efficiency and quality improvements could be made.
Angie is a member and former director of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, working to develop the profile and professional standards of compliance consultants and interacting with regulators on issues where we believe our influence and experience would be beneficial to the financial services industry as a whole and the professions within it.