Rachel Howe
Compliance Associate

Joined Equilibrium in 2016

I joined Equilibrium as a Trainee Compliance Associate in October 2016 following a number of years working in the Retail Banking sector with Bank of America, HSBC and M&S Bank in both Fraud Investigations and Financial Crime Compliance. After achieving my qualifications with the International Compliance Association (ICA) in Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing I decided to diversify into another financial sector. Equilibrium gave me the opportunity to bring my existing compliance knowledge in relation to AML and develop this through on the job experience whilst working towards my Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. Equilibrium appealed to me from the start based on the people that I met and spoke to and the stories I heard about teamwork, collaboration and comradery.

Despite spending the last 9 years within the banking sector, I originally started out at the University of Chester, completing a degree in English Literature; and despite reading non-stop for three years I still enjoy reading (and occasionally watching the TV/film adaptation) for fun. I love to cook and whenever I go on holiday I always buy a cookery book from whichever country I have visited. I am currently working my way through 'Polska' and 'Cucina Emiliana Romagnola'.