Financial Crime Specialist

Job Title: Financial Crime Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH14127
Contact Name: Emily Marmoy-Haynes
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 19, 2017 10:01

Job Description


This British firm is a leading provider of investor services to an institutional client base including dealing, custody and settlement services. The firm has small collegiate office but has significant market share with excellent culture and work life balance.


The primary responsibility of this role is to design, develop and deliver the Financial Crime framework and to ensure regulatory risk is minimised through effective and robust systems and controls. The role holder will interact directly with the implementation team to assist in identifying and mitigating client onboarding risks and complete due diligence on all new clients. This is a very visible role in a dynamic firm with a substantial increase in the number of institutional and retail clients being onboarded.

Your responsibilities will specifically include:

  • Design, develop and deliver the Financial Crime framework, systems and controls within the business. The framework will need to include Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Anti-Fraud systems and controls.
  • Develop policies, standards and procedures appropriate to the business, taking into account the risk profile and appetite of the firm in line with UK legal and regulatory requirements and guidance from the JMLSG.
  • The individual will be responsible for delivering all aspects of the framework for all elements including: initial and ongoing KYC Identification and verification; initial and ongoing PEP and Sanction screening; Transaction Monitoring and associated investigations.
  • Developing and deploying a training programme for all relevant staff and management to ensure appropriate understanding and awareness of the subject of Financial Crime.
  • Auditing and assessing third party relationships essential for the firm's Compliance with its Financial Crime obligations.
  • Assisting the Legal Counsel in the review and agreement of third party standards.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to the firm's wholesale equity and fixed income dealing and corporate finance business in support of the MLRO.
  • Act as a central point of excellence for providing advice on customer due diligence that is risk based and proportionate, in accordance with regulatory guidance.
  • Participation in ad hoc and project work as required.


To be considered for this job, you will have the following experience:

  • Excellent up to date knowledge and understanding of Financial Crime legislation and regulation as they pertain to investment business including FCA rules, Money laundering regulations and JMLSG guidelines and leading practice for financial crime systems and controls
  • Substantial experience of dealing with a range of financial crime subjects (including AML, Sanctions, Transaction Monitoring, Financial Crime Risk Assessment, PEPS, Due Diligence, KYC, and ABC)
  • A working knowledge of KYC/Compliance/AML procedures and standards with some knowledge of the JMLSG and the Money Laundering Regulations within an investment bank for at least 4 years is essential.
  • Proven experience of KYC analysis of corporate clients and understanding the due diligence of corporate documents is essential.
  • Up to date knowledge of FCA regulatory changes and requirements.
  • AML Certification (completed or in progress) desirable.

If you feel you have the relevant experience for this newly created opportunity then please apply to this advert and send your CV to Emily Marmoy-Haynes, Financial Crime Compliance Recruitment Consultant at Twenty Recruitment.

Twenty Recruitment's Compliance function are a team of specialist consultants covering Financial Crime Compliance and Regulatory Compliance mandates, both permanent and temporary, across Financial Services, Technology and Energy.