Compliance confidence for visionary growth

Founded in 2003, Cosegic is one of the UK's leading compliance consultancies providing assistance with FCA authorisation, SEC registration, ongoing consulting, prudential services, online training and compliance software.

Achieve FCA authorisation with Cosegic

We have over 80 years of ex-regulator experience in-house, meaning we understand the FCA's priorities when it comes to applications for authorisation. This helps to ensure that our clients submit a complete and accurate application to the Regulator, no matter the size and sector of their firm, the first time. As one of our core service offerings, FCA applications are something we take pride in doing well.

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Since merging in 2022, the decision to come together under a new name was one of the first business objectives of Compliancy Services and Portman Compliance. Both firms wanted a new identity that fully reflects the two firms' strengths and the direction the company is heading by working together and combining resources. To learn more about our new name and what we stand for, click the link below.

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Our Sectors

We employ over 60 people who work together in industry specialist teams, servicing over 800 clients from the following sectors: wholesale investment firms (including hedge funds, private market firms, corporate finance and brokers), capital markets (including asset managers and broker/dealers), wealth management, payment services and cryptoassets, consumer credit and insurance and lending.

  • Wholesale Investment Firms

    Wholesale Investment Firms

    Our large team of wholesale industry experts work with clients including hedge fund managers, private markets firms, brokers and corporate finance firms.

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  • Capital Markets

    Capital Markets

    Our capital markets team use their experienced regulatory knowledge to help asset managers and broker dealers with a full service offering over a large spectrum of regulatory issues.

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  • Wealth Management

    Wealth Management

    Cosegic’s experienced Wealth Management Team can help you interpret the regulations, using our in-depth knowledge to simplify complex regulations.

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  • Payment Services Cryptoassets

    Payment Services and Cryptoassets

    Our industry-leading team know the regulatory landscape inside out, with our experience extending from traditional and challenger banks, authorised e-money and payment institutions through to fintechs and cryptoassets.

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  • Insurance Mortgages Claims

    Insurance, Mortgages and Claims

    We advise clients ranging from insurance brokers, insurance companies, managing general agents and intermediaries involved in insurance mediation, such as motor dealerships and call centres.

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  • Consumer Credit

    Consumer Credit

    We have eased the compliance burden for lenders and brokers as well as numerous consumer credit firms in sectors ranging from motor sales, healthcare and agriculture to retail, training, and utilities.

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Our Services

Cosegic is one of the UK's leading compliance consultancies that provides assistance with FCA authorisation, ongoing compliance consulting, prudential services, compliance health checks and regulatory projects. We also provide and online training and compliance software across our original software PortAll.

FCA Authorisation & Applications

We know what the FCA is looking for after successfully managing over 1,500 applications across all financial sectors. We work closely with our clients to ensure a complete application, which at the core reflects the client’s business plan, reaches the Regulator, to help ensure authorisation is achieved efficiently.
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Compliance Advisory

We provide industry-leading ongoing consultancy services support which is constantly adapted to the ever-evolving regulatory environment. We also routinely solve client specific issues, offer ad-hoc project support, assist with changes in business structure and the effect and impact of new regulation on systems, policies, procedures and controls.
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Compliance Software

Our compliance software offering, PortALL, is a compliance management and learning management system. Built by our own team, it offers a full suite of compliance training courses, as well as a user friendly, effortless way to assist its clients in meeting their compliance obligations by automating and streamlining key regulatory processes.
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Prudential Services & Regulatory Reporting

Regulators expect firms to hold sufficient capital based on formulaic requirements, to regularly stress test liquidity risks and to have a robust wind down plan. Our specialist Prudential Team can help you interpret the requirements and avoid common errors that are likely to lead to unwanted attention from the regulator.
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Financial Crime

Under UK legislation, relevant firms must be able to demonstrate that they have robust governance, effective risk procedures and adequate internal control mechanisms to manage their financial crime risk. We help a broad range of firms across all financial sectors, with a special emphasis on those organisations for whom financial crime is especially complex and demanding.
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SEC Compliance & Registration

Our in-house SEC specialist team can help with all aspects of an application for SEC registration, as well as a full ongoing advisory service following a firm’s registration.
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Training

Ensuring your management and staff receive appropriate compliance training is a requirement of the FCA’s regulations. We offer two options, online training courses using our PortAll software and bespoke classroom training and workshops
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What is the Cosegic difference?

Our understanding of the regulatory landscape

We have been servicing clients with their compliance queries since 2003, and in that time that we have seen a great deal of evolution in compliance. With more responsibility being placed at the feet of senior management and firms having to prioritise the needs of the consumer more than ever before, we firmly believe that we are on the way to compliance becoming an integrated part of every process throughout financial services firms’ organisations. We have designed our service offering accordingly to ensure that our clients fully meet their regulatory obligations and adopt them easily, whilst seeking to minimise disruption to the day-to-day running of their businesses.

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Our unique perspective of the regulator

With increasingly complex regulation, businesses are seeking multi-sector specialist partners more than ever, to guide them through all aspects of their compliance journey. Our wide range of financial sector experts come together on a regular basis to discuss their interactions with the FCA and the regulatory trends that they are seeing. This provides us with a more informed understanding of the FCA than our competitors, ensuring that we offer our clients solutions that are most appropriate to their needs.

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Our investment in our employees

The investment in our employees is our first priority, as they make the Cosegic difference. We have a diverse and inclusive team, with a feeling of family that spans our organisation. We trust and help each other and speak up openly and honestly with no place for egos, politics or silo thinking. We constantly work to create an environment where people feel respected and in which they know their voice will be heard, as this brings out the best in everyone, naturally resulting in the best service for our clients.

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Inspiring compliance confidence

Our breadth of experience allows us to balance firms’ business objectives with their compliance requirements. We have built our services and offerings specifically to help our clients confidently navigate regulation in a way that will keep their vision and objectives
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Our team

Our team of ex-regulators, industry practitioners and subject matter experts help to minimise the regulatory burden, offering practical, usable advice and solutions that work for our clients and the Regulator.

It’s through the breadth and depth of their collective expertise and experience that we provide an outstanding service and ensure that compliance makes a positive contribution to a firm’s day-to-day running of their business.