The Morning Risk Report: Survey Highlights Compliance Dangers

Fewer than one in five com­panies give com­pli­ance staff sub­stan­tive roles in han­dling ma­jor merg­ers, and more than half have un­re­solved com­pliance prob­lems that reg­u­la­tors have yet to dis­cover, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey of 537 com­pa­nies with an­nual U.K. rev­enue of at least £1 bil­lion ($1.4 billion). Com­pli­ance ex­perts say those find­ings from law firm Baker McKen­zie both point to high lev­els of con­cern among executives and sug­gest ways com­pa­nies can do bet­ter.

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