This is a role that will require the individual to be able to operate across a broad range of financial crime risks, including money laundering and terrorist financing, sanctions, bribery and corruption and fraud ("the four risks") but particular subject matter expertise in EU anti-money laundering programmes would be an advantage. The role will involve working with a number of compliance generalists in countries in which BlackRock has a significant presence in the EMEA region (including Switzerland, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg among others), and with a dedicated team of five financial crime specialists in the UK. The role is based in London.
The ssucccessful candidate will report into the EMEA Head of Financial Crime and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of, for the region, a financial crime strategy and framework in relation to all four financial crime risks articulated above, which is consistent with the global framework.
The role is based in the UK but the remit is regional and therefore the successful candidate may need to undertake some travel in order to fulfil their responsibilities.
Work closely with the EMEA Head of Financial Crime to implement a policy framework in relation to managing the four risk areas in the EMEA region, including assisting in setting local policy requirements and procedures and ensuring that they are embedded within business areas in the region,
Provide support to the EMEA Head of Compliance in relation to financial crime matters.
Support the EMEA Head of Financial Crime in the production of relevant management information and contribute to the submission of Board reporting.
Maintain focus on the changing financial crime regulatory and legislative environment and carry out gap analysis of financial crime related legislative changes.
Work with the business and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate the risks associated with existing and new business and provide clear technical advice, guidance and training.
Support ad hoc EMEA and global BlackRock projects as required.
Conduct local AML and sanctions risk assessments, including identifying key controls and assessing their design effectiveness.
Oversee relevant audits, regulatory visits and examinations regarding the four risks in the UK with a supporting role in such audits or examinations across EMEA.
Form strong relationships with key individuals within the business regionally.
Build strong alliances with counterparties within the global financial crime team and work with them to leverage capabilities and skills in order to mitigate global risks.
There is some capacity for the individual to shape the role according to where the perceived risks lie. The individual will gain an appreciation of the businesses and risks across the globe for this market leading firm.
Strong technical knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing, essential.
Knowledge and experience of Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Sanctions also desired.
A strong understanding of EU anti-money laundering regulations is necessary.
Experience of working with regulators, including the FCA, would be an advantage.
Experience of working with asset management firms would be an advantage but is not essential.
Experience within a similar level position in Compliance, with involvement in all aspects of financial crime.
Experience of planning and leading financial crime monitoring.
Excellent communication skills to influence stakeholders, regularly liaise and be a point of contact for the business regarding financial crime issues and the ability to articulate complex situations.
Be solutions orientated and use initiative.
High standard of accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
Very strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and presentations.
Ability to prioritise workloads and adhere to deadlines.
Excellent organisational skills.
The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong personality, combining energy, enthusiasm, resilience, tenacity and diplomacy.
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