Financial Crime Advisory & Policy

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    10 months ago

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Role Description

  • To act as a senior point of contact for anti-money laundering, with delegated authority from the MLRO to provide advice and sign offs on money laundering risks and KYC requirements to the Front Office, Operations and Control functions;

  • Proactively develop relationships with Front Office and Operations so that there is a good understanding of the Financial Crime and the support required from them; Advising key business stakeholders on complex anti-money laundering issues;

  • Support the development, implementation and oversight of the Financial Crime strategy and controls within EMEA with particular focus on anti-money laundering;

  • To provide leadership and support within the Financial Crime function, developing staff and acting as point of escalation;

  • Identify and propose improvements to current Financial Crime policies, processes and procedures to ensure compliance;

  • Researching, impact assessing and implementing regulatory changes and industry best practice relating to financial crime and recommending appropriate actions to implement those changes;

  • Support and contribute as an SME into all types of Financial Crime training across the firm and generally raise Financial Crime awareness throughout the firm;

  • When appropriate undertake the investigation of internal suspicious activity reports, including reporting to NCA and FCA, as required, and management of any the follow-up actions and record keeping;

  • Provide submissions and updates to monthly Financial Crime MI reporting and governance committees

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • 6+ years dedicated Financial Crime/AML experience preferably within an investment banking/capital markets environment;

  • A professional Financial Crime qualification from an internationally recognised body (e.g. ICA, ACAMS)

  • Excellent technical expertise and knowledge of Financial Crime Legal and regulatory obligations and industry best practice;

  • Understanding of the UK regulatory regime

  • Ability to work on own initiative and apply objective judgement;

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communications skills;

  • Strong time management, organisational, planning and follow-up skills; ability to multi-task and deliver change effectively;


  • Educated to degree level

  • Experience of firm representation in industry initiatives and consultations;

  • Understanding of the Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) regime and experience of filing reports with the NCA.