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Head of Compliance

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    City of London

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    Jonathan Skerrett

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    0207 870 1019

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

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​Our Client

Our client, a global financial group, is currently looking for a Head of Compliance to join its London office. The firm offers a wide range of custom services to its renowned clients, spanning across banking, investment management and securities.

The successful candidate will initially report into the General Counsel, which currently oversees the firm's Compliance and Legal functions. The appointee will be asked to hold both SMF16 and SMF17 positions in due course and chair the Compliance Committee.

Main Duties

The Head of Compliance will ensure the effective control and compliance with all regulatory matters in relation to the firm. The successful appointee will have three direct reports.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the relationship and dialogue with the FCA and other regulatory bodies, ensuring it is always constructive and open

  • Spearhead the review and update of the compliance framework

  • Draft reports for the Board in relation to the compliance framework's effectiveness

  • Regularly keep the General Counsel and senior management informed on latest regulatory changes and their impact on the business

  • Spearhead the review and development of existing products and services

  • Lead the Compliance team and provide oversight as well as support to the firm's back office team

Your Profile

  • 10+ years of experience in Compliance within financial services, ideally for a wholesale brokerage firm

  • Sound understanding of FCA Regulation

  • Strong knowledge of UK and European financial services regulation

  • Must have held the CF10/CF11 or SMF16/SMF17 functions

  • A commercial mindset

  • A strong track record in dealing with regulators and other external bodies

Salary: circa £150,000 depending on experience

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jonathan Skerrett.
Phone: 0207 870 1019
Reference Code: 11280

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