LIMESTONE PLATFORM AS is an Estonian Regulated Management Company, authorised to provide services to both UCITS and AIFMD fund offerings.
It has been operating since 2007 and has supported Luxembourg funds on a cross border basis for a number of years. In 2018, in accordance with the Groups expansion, the Branch was incorporated to provide a permanent Luxembourg based service offering to managers seeking to launch, or already operating 3rd Party Funds both in the UCITS and AIFMD space.
The Context : The role will be responsible for AML & CFT within the Branch and all Luxembourg domiciled funds for which the Group provides services (the Funds).
The candidate will work on a day-to-day basis in direct cooperation with the Branch Managing Director and the Branch’s mandated Risk & Compliance Officer, in making certain that the Branch and the Funds deliver their contractual and regulatory obligations to the regulatory authorities in particular.
In addition, the candidate will be responsible for performing the initial and ongoing due diligence reviews of the various service providers involved in supporting the Funds which have engaged the Branch.
The candidate will also be responsible for providing general administrative support. The role is based in Luxembourg, although on occasions international travel may be required.
The Role : The candidate will be responsible for AML & CFT within the Branch and the Funds and will report to the management and to the authorities.
The candidate will handle AML CFT topics with respect to the regulatory matters impacting the Branch’s activities as an UCITS ManCo and AIFM .
Role will include, but not be limited to monitoring, in conjunction with the mandated Risk & Compliance officer and the Group Compliance Officer, the ongoing compliance of the Funds with AML CFT regulations.
Work with the Branch’s mandated Risk & Compliance Officer to monitor and continually assess the rules affecting the Management Company / AIFM business and monitor regulatory, and financial crime related legislative changes.
To consistently review policies and procedures to comply with relevant regulations. Collaborate with the Oversight personnel, both within in the Branch and the Group offices elsewhere, to provide oversight of third parties.
Develop a robust Compliance culture. Oversee and approve escalate financial crime concerns. Work with the Group Compliance officer and the Branch’s mandated Risk & Compliance Officer, to monitor and continuously improve the compliance degree of AML CFT activities within the Group.
To work with the Group Compliance officer and the Branch’s mandated Risk and Compliance Officer to develop the local AML CFT function, including items such as training, policies and procedures, audits and reporting In collaboration with the Branch’s mandated Risk and Compliance Officer, perform initial and then ongoing due diligence on the Service providers supporting the Funds Attend meetings, conference calls, ensure participations of relevant stakeholders, coordinate and collect supporting materials and prepare minutes of meetings with respect to KYC / AML for on boarding clients, due diligence of delegated activities etc.
organize and archive documents The Profile : Prior 5 - 10 years’ experience in the finance sector either with another Management Company, Administrator or Audit Firm Prior 5 years’ experience in KYC AML CFT, with responsibilities a plus Sound grasp of local legal and Regulatory framework (AML, CTF, Fraud etc.
Experience in providing a high level of support; managing the day to day operations of Client Accounts. Experience in dealing with vendors a plus Knowledge of UCITS and AIFMD (Structures and Regulatory environment).
ability to work within a team environment Assertive, ability to influence and deal with third parties Good analytical and investigation skills Good planning and organizational ability Pre-requisite Knowledge, Skills and Experience The successful candidate should be / have : Have a university degree in Business Administration, Finance or Law Details oriented Be able to work accurately to deadlines Focused and results orientated Self-motivated and have the ability to work on their own as well as part of a team IT literate with skills in Word / Excel / Outlook / PowerPoint Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and in a timely manner Drive and desire to succeed and progress, someone looking to assume responsibility and develop quickly Capacity to interface effectively with all key stakeholders in an international environment Good written and spoken English, with knowledge of French or German being an advantage Sound grasps of local legal and regulatory framework (AML, CTF, Fraud etc.
experience in financial industry