The Importance of a Compliance Officer

When reading on the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, I found that there was a reoccurring sense of mistrust from my friends and co-workers about the use of investment firms due to the exposed corruption of certain investment firms after the big pop and the crash of the stock market. When researching the aftermath and the reoccurring issues, I found that one individual has dedicated her career to helping individuals regain a trust for using investment firms as well as other industries such as retail and insurance. This individual is Helane Morrison who has named herself to be an individual of the people who wants to regain the public’s trust once more.

The specific position that Helane Morrison currently holds is as the chief compliance officer for Hall Capital Partners, an investment firm that is located on the West Coast and is known to be one of the largest investment firms. Ms. Morrison chose to work with Hall Capital Partners due to the fact that she believes that this investment firm should be the firm to set an example for others. Not only does Hall Capital Partners try and present a transparent appearance, but this investment firm also stresses a diverse environment. With a woman as the CEO of the investment firm, Ms. Morrison believes that this investment firm is an investment firm to follow by example.

Helane Morrison’s job as a compliance officer takes much skill as well as the ability to point out problems and to fix them efficiently without any scandal or legal issue that is involved. With background in law as well as a background in security, Ms. Morrison has proven herself to be valuable to the company. Helane Morrison can be seen as an enforcer of ways to improve the investment firm such as enforcing accountability, integrity, as well as compliance that is considered to be regulatory.

Helane Morrison officially joined the Hall Capital Partners team in 2007 right before the crash of the stock market which lead to worldwide devastation. Ms. Morrison is an individual to stress legal issues and hopes that one day all investment firms will incorporate compliance officers into their firms as a way to bring back a trusting relationship with the public. Ms. Morrison believes that integrity and hard work is what is necessary to bring the public back to trusting investment firms with future investments for the future.