Job Purpose :
The purpose of the role is to manage a team of up to 10 analysts and SMEs in a busy deadline driven operational environment.
To manage the day to day volumes of trades referred by the Transfer Agency to ensure AML compliance in line with Luxembourg Regulations.
The role will involve the review of new AML regulations and the implementation of policies and practices that ensure compliance.
Oversight and implementation of effective AML reviews ensuring they align with strategic goals and objectives regarding products and services, organizational structures and existing capabilities.
Development and utilization of MIS for the team
Job background / context :
The role reports directly to the TA AML Ops Head and in matrix to the Luxembourg TA Department Manager
Citi is operating in a continually changing environment and AML team need to drive forward with sustained change and process improvement.
Key responsibilities Of the Team :
Day to day management of team and adequate allocation of resources to ensure effective daily trade activity, screening, investor follow up and in-
queries within the terms of our internal and external SLA.
Responsible for follow up with investors regarding outstanding AML documentation and update of records in this regard, in order to be able to report effectively to investors, Clients, Auditors and Internal Compliance, regarding investor AML compliance
Effective maintenance and archiving of all AML documentation in line with regulation
Remediation of investor bases converted form other administrators as appropriate
Implementation of new Clients and streamline process
Ongoing screening of investor against sanctions lists and appropriate internal and Client reporting based on results
Preparation for and presentation in Client operational calls regarding AML for the Client’s investor base; Due Diligence visits by Clients and Investors; Auditor visits
Ensuring a framework is in place which cultures strong relationships with External and Internal Stakeholders including Our Clients, the TA teams in Global Fund Services, the Citibank Europe Plc MLRO, the Fund MLRO’s.
Ensure department AML procedures and processes meet both regulatory requirements and the requirements of internal Citi policies.
Review and implementation of new regulations; To include involvement in all phases of an implementation project, from initial analysis, vendor engagement, testing and roll out into the operations model.
Review of current processes and systems with the intention of identifying opportunities for operational efficiencies and defining a best in practice operating model for the AML team.
Support and drive the development of the team.
Management of team and stakeholders through accurate and relevant metrics.
Participation to AML market committees such as ANABL representing the Transfer Agency
Liaison with the region from an TA AML perspective in order to ensure implementation of best practices and strengthening of the global operating model.
Play an active role in the broader global transfer agency management team supporting people, process improvement / automation, regulatory and client service delivery
Development Value :
This is an exciting opportunity to work with Clients regarding AML and to expand & develop operational legal and regulatory expertise.
It is a highly visible role within the bank and the role with allow the successful candidate the opportunity to influence and lead an AML team in a fast paced and evolving financial services organization.
Provides an opportunity to define and implement a best in practice operating model (including automation) for the AML team in line with Industry and Citi Global Fund Services strategic and operational goals
Knowledge / experience :
Minimum eight years funds experience, preferably in a TA / AML or Compliance environment (other AML and / or TA experience will be considered)
Ability to demonstrate management, coaching and leadership skill gained as a Section Manager
Detailed knowledge of Luxembourg AML regulations and familiarity with the global AML environment
Experience of running an operational team of at least 10 people
Knowledge of hedge and mutual funds, including investor AML
Experience of core systems used for TA / AML / Record keeping.
Experience of system development from an SME perspective.
Experience of process review
Experience of productivity
Strong planning, scheduling and organizational skills.
Excellent people management, including people development and coaching.
Ability to delegate, with appropriate controls to ensure effective running of the team.
Strong risk and control skills.
Attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
Ability to demonstrate good leadership and judgment in an ever changing environment
Agile, adaptable and highly motivated.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to negotiate and influence.
Demonstrable ability to interact with senior management and clients showing in-depth knowledge of AML.
Ability to manage numerous competing concurrent activities.
Highly PC literate with excellent IT skills (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Relevant third level qualification
Compliance or legal qualifications
Performance Management / Coaching / Leadership training
Leadership, people management, coaching
Excellent communication / facilitation skills.
Excellent time management, problem solving and analysis
Excellent audit skills, with attention to detail
Ability to deal positively with challenges and time pressures.
Ability to draft concise written reports with attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, and within a team unit.
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Time Type : Full time
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