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Financial Crime Advisory and Policy - City, London, United Kingdom, EC1A2


A leading international Investment bank is looking for a senior financial crime officer to join their advisory team.

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;


  • Demonstrable 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;