The size and scope of the compliance role has grown significantly over the previous decade. Major financial institutions have made significant investments in the area, creating a plethora of possibilities for compliance professionals. Fighting financial crime, preventing money laundering, and putting an end to human and animal trafficking are just a few of the high-profile, important objectives that compliance professionals work toward. The financial services industry is at the forefront of these issues. Because criminals must leverage the financial system to carry out their crimes, financial institutions, such as banks, are virtually the vanguard in combating wrongdoing.