If banking’s compliance fraternity had a coat of arms like those made for the knightly orders of old, it might include the following heraldic devices:
• An hourglass, almost out of sand, to symbolize how compliance officers are nearly always facing some issue with inadequate time.
• A stack of papers depicting the vast body of fine print they must be up on.
• A stack of $100 bills burning to symbolize ongoing and rising costs of compliance.
• A mythical beast with 1,000 eyes that symbolizes their need to look in many different directions at once.
• A scroll at the bottom with the Latin equivalent of, “What will Washington think of next?”
Probably way too much to fit on a shield.