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Career Guide: Risk & Compliance

Risk management and compliance teams in investment banking have grown in prominence in recent years as regulators have cracked down on the sector. These teams, known as the middle office, are investment banks' internal processes and checks, ensuring they're following the rules set out by financial regulators and that they're protected against the risks of something bad happening. It's a growing sector, and salaries are on the up.

Where will you get paid the most as a compliance professional?How much you’ll be paid working in compliance

If you work in compliance your services are sought after across all major financial centres. Recruitment is happening on a large scale – HSBC alone hired 2,200 compliance staff globally