Hello, I'm Jo Connolly
With over 25 years experience in the Financial Services Industry, I have worked with large insurance companies, medium IFAs and one-man bands and have been dealing solely with compliance matters since 1998.
My disposition is friendly and calm and my work ethic is efficient and effective.
I am a CII qualified Financial Planner: I specialise in compliance. I am a Pension Transfer Specialist as well as holding a CII level 6 certificate in Senior Management and Supervision (change specialist). I keep up to date with industry goings on through constant study, research and seminars. I am passionate about education and present Finance Skills workshops in schools as part of the PFS Education Champions program.
Jo Connolly DipPFS
Call me on 07980 652 145
Key areas you may like help with
Business Coaching & Development
– I can tailor systems and structures in order to create
a sound vision for your firm's future
- File Reviews - including Defined Benefit Transfers – The FCA are keen to see file reviews carried out independently
- Initial Risk Assessment / Compliance Audit – Helping your firm identify areas at potential risk
- Training & Competence Reviews and Money Laundering Awareness – Setting up procedures, or modifying processes, to work effectively for your firm
Peace of mind
The aim of The Compliance Partnership is to work with you so that both your income and your peace of mind can be maximised.
Based in Cornwall, The Compliance Partnership works independently, keeping up to date with industry rules and regulations. Contracts can be undertaken remotely or on site.
The Compliance Partnership's rates are reasonable, competitive and never fixed; so prices can be tailored to suit the needs of your firm.
"Jo has been diligent, consistent and very much 'on our side' - helping us to maintain our compliance while doing our job, rather than putting up barriers to overcome. I highly recommend Jo's services to any colleagues in the same position."Peter B. Matthew CFPCM APFS, Managing Director
Jacksons Wealth | Chartered & Certified Financial Planner
"Jo demonstrates the 'caring and friendly side of compliance'. She is excellent at seeing things from our side and our clients' side and in monitoring or moulding our processes to suit the regulator. I have no hesitation in recommending Jo's services."Peter Williams, Managing Director
Inspire Wealth Limited
"I have found Jo to have a logical approach to compliance, she helps to overcome what can sometimes seem a confusing landscape but always in the clients and our best interest."Ivan Cullum
IAC Financial Planning
"We have for a few years been using Jo Connolly at The Compliance Partnership Limited for remote file checking.Glyn Hazel
She offers a very quick and efficient response on a 'pay as you go' basis submitting as many files as we need to, comprehensively checking all of our documentation and although we think that we have a very good process she is always able to offer very valid suggestions and recommendations on improvements we could make.
In addition she provides regular e-mails on areas of interest, technical guides and FCA updates and together with the above provides us with much more confidence and support of our compliance process.
We have found her to be an invaluable addition to our business and I would recommend her to anyone wishing to utilise an extra resource, knowledge and skill set to their practice."
Clifton Business Consulting
"We have found that Jo is understanding of the time pressures which surround small businesses, and has helped keep us on track and up to date with our compliance responsibilities. She is always professional, whilst remaining approachable and available for advice whenever needed. We would have no hesitation in recommending her service to any financial organisation or business."Team Financial Services, Exeter
"Jo is always there for us, her visits are tailored to our business with a pre-agreed agenda and she always provides us with the latest relevant compliance information."Newquay Mortgage & Pensions
"Jo provides a very reliable, accurate file reviewing service – her level headed approach combined with granular reviewing techniques result in consistently accurate reviews and appropriate commentary. I would recommend Jo's services to any prospective firm."Greg Byrne
Eqi Consultancy Ltd
"Jo is both professional and approachable. Whenever I have needed advice or guidance Jo has always been there for me. I enjoy working with her and always benefit from her knowledge and experience."Kim Conn, Compliance Manager
"Jo has been undertaking independent file reviews, which provide clear and consistent feedback. Jo has always been helpful in providing key compliance updates that are both informative and provide clear information. I would not hesitate to recommend Jo."Gemma Grice
Hansford Bell Chartered Financial Planners, Tavistock
"I have been using The Compliance Partnership for around a year and have found Jo to be very helpful, informative and very proactive. She is always willing to help when I call and has made the whole area around compliance a lot more straightforward."Andrew Sotiriou
Ethical Financial Planning, London
I am an active member of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants - regularly attending conferences and working groups - such as the Defined Benefit Working Group. The APCC works closely with the FCA.
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