Our Thinking

Deontea Ltd understands the principal challenges an organisation has to overcome where facing a new regulatory initiative or a fundamental change in the geopolitical landscape. While the first comment is often: Another one! Will it ever stop? Most organisations tend to quickly turn towards their compliance teams to resolve the issue, who in turn contact the firm’s legal counsel for advice. A long-standing habit inherited from the time when financial regulations where still in their childhood compared to nowadays and the main risks faced by firms were mainly of a legal nature. That ship has sailed and a legal answer to a regulatory issue is often inadequate as it mainly addresses the high-level rules without providing actionable recommendations. Whilst some issues are easy to solve other are much more complex and have far reaching consequences on
the firm business operations and future developments. Deontea can help you navigate the complexity of the regulatory world and its challenges
pragmatically and effectively: our thinking is that our clients deserve:


Too often, advice or opinions provided are generic, and worst, do not give any answers, but only extremely well documented legal analysis of applicable rules or requirements, leaving the firm even more confused than before. Another unintended consequence that cannot be disregarded is the time slippage firms have to face before being able to plan ahead and move forward. We think that our clients deserve answers: when we provide advice, we give our clients practical answers to their questions. When asked what a provision means, we answer what it means for them, and how to factor it in their business strategy.


Today regulations are designed to seek specific outcomes: reproducing directives or handbook provisions within policies and procedures or implementing “market standards” type arrangements is a thing from the past. Regulators have highlighted numerous times that they expect firms to design and implement arrangements proportionate to their business models, while ensuring that the systems & controls are tailored to the actual risks they face. Deontea Ltd knows that often firms are delivered with standardised recommendations, policies/procedures and processes developed to fit all type of organisations: one size fits all! We think that our client deserves solutions: when we provide recommendations, policies/procedures, authorisation packages or any other stream of work, they are fully tailored to our clients’ needs and characteristics. We leverage on the existing to mitigate possible disruptions and provide immediately implementable solutions and pragmatic directly
actionable recommendations.
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