An Interview with Caitlin Gossage

An Interview with Caitlin Gossage | Asset Management Compliance

Interviewer: Good morning, everyone. Today, we have the privilege of sitting down with Caitlin Gossage, one of Canada’s top experts in asset management compliance. Thank you for joining us, Caitlin.

Caitlin Gossage: Good morning and thank you for having me. It’s a pleasure to be here.

Interviewer: Let’s dive right in. Could you tell us a bit about your journey and how you entered the field of asset management compliance?

Caitlin Gossage: Certainly! I began my career at a prominent firm in Toronto right after completing my degree in law. From the very start, I found myself drawn to the regulatory aspect of the industry. Understanding the intricate web of the rules and integrating those within the business operations came naturally to me, and I was fascinated by the importance of ensuring adherence to regulations in the financial services  landscape. This interest led me to specialise in asset management compliance, and over time, I honed my skills and expertise in this field.

Interviewer: What drives your passion for compliance?

Caitlin Gossage: Astrong compliance framework is the foundation of a successful asset management operation. Knowing that my work directly contributes to maintaining the integrity of the financial markets and protecting investors motivates me every day. My passion for excellence stems from a sense of responsibility to uphold the highest standards, ensuring that the firm and its clients can navigate the complex regulatory landscape with confidence.

Interviewer: Impressive. As you advanced in your career, what were some of the key challenges you faced, and how did you overcome them?

Caitlin Gossage: Like any career path, I encountered my fair share of challenges. One of the primary challenges was staying ahead of the constantly evolving regulatory landscape. Regulations change, and new ones are introduced regularly, so it’s crucial to remain agile and adapt quickly. To overcome this, I invested time in continuous learning and staying updated through industry conferences, networking and engaging with regulatory authorities. Embracing change and fostering a culture of compliance within the organisation were also essential to overcoming challenges effectively.

Interviewer: As a respected leader, do you have any advice for aspiring professionals looking to excel in asset management compliance?

Caitlin Gossage: Certainly. My advice would be to never stop learning. The financial industry is constantly evolving, and compliance is at the heart of it. Embrace every opportunity to expand your knowledge and skillset, attend industry events, and network with peers and mentors. Be adaptable and open to change, as compliance requirements can shift rapidly.

Interviewer: Wise words, Caitlin. Thank you for sharing your insights with us today. Your expertise and dedication are truly inspiring.

Caitlin Gossage: Thank you for having me. It was a pleasure to be part of this discussion.