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Senior Financial Crime Officer

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  • Sector:

    Compliance, Financial Crime

  • Contact:

    Jack Merriott

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0846

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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​Our Client

Our client, one of Europe’s fastest growing Private Equity firms headquartered in London are searching for a Senior Financial Crime Officer.

The candidate will take a hands-on role in developing and applying both the company’s domestic and international Financial Crime framework as they expand globally, developing policies and procedures in line with regulatory updates. The role is senior within the team and also includes advisory responsibilities, working closely with the front office and senior stakeholders. The position is senior within the compliance function and reports directly into the Chief Compliance Officer.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years buy-side financial crime experience, including in building out financial crime frameworks, and be familiar with conducting AML and KYC checks.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead on the development and application of the firm’s Financial Crime frameworks both domestically and internationally.

  • Advise the fund teams and senior stakeholders on Financial Crime issues and any risks that may arise from regulatory developments.

  • Updating, applying and maintaining the FCC policies and procedures.

  • Detect and monitor any money laundering risks or breaches.

  • Conduct training across the business and for new starters on financial crime risks.

Your Profile

  • 5+ years of experience in a financial crime position in a buy-side firm, preferably at a Private Equity firm or an Investment Manager.

  • Experience of developing and applying a financial crime framework preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of the FCA Financial Crime regulations.

  • Hands-on experience in conducting AML & KYC checks.

  • Advisory experience a plus.

Benefits: Market-leading salary plus an attractive bonus and benefits package, Hybrid working policy and an award-winning Diversity and Inclusion workplace, Supportive and collaborative team with strong progression and development opportunities. 

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jack Merriott.
Phone: 020 3778 0846
Reference Code: 11463

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.