Spotlight On … Karen Ogilvie - Head of Compliance
How / why did you get into your line of work in the financial services sector?
By chance, I applied for a temporary position whilst studying and the rest is history!
What is your special interest or particular field of expertise in the financial services sector right now?
Compliance and Risk is my main focus, keeping at the forefront of industry developments and legislation.
What is the most important aspect of your work, in relation to clients, or the part of your day-to-day role which gives you the most satisfaction?
Maintaining high professional standards and best practices, ensuring we keep the best interests of the client at the heart of what we do.
What's special about working at Blacktower?
The amazing team and what the Blacktower brand represents. There is a shared ethos of integrity, professionalism and passion for what we do.
Right now, what is your one piece of invaluable information for expats or anyone seeking retirement planning and wealth management advice?
It’s never too early or too late to seek advice. Research any firms prior to dealing with them to look at their regulatory status and reputation.
Blacktower already has a long and successful history in the sector, how will you and your colleagues continue to offer value to clients in the next 20 years and beyond?
Keeping our finger on the pulse and being at the forefront of industry development, best practices and innovative solutions.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I love rock n roll. I was a drummer in a heavy metal band and hosted the late night rock show for a local radio station.