Invesco is one of the world’s leading global investment managers, entrusted with managing $1.2 trillion* in assets on behalf of clients worldwide.
We are the 6th largest US retail asset manager and the 13th largest investment manager globally, and our more than 8,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life.
We are purely focused on managing a comprehensive range of active, passive and alternative investment capabilities, which we draw on to provide customized solutions aligned to client needs, our most important benchmark. (*As of May 31,2019)
Job Purpose (Job Summary) :
To provide central AML Oversight and Senior Management Reporting across all business lines and EMEA locations. Responsibility to maintain key AML documentation, perform Distributor oversight and provide AML support to the Business on a daily basis
Key Responsibilities / Duties :
Support the design, management and oversight of efficient and effective systems and controls related to AML (which includes, throughout this document, risk based methodology, risk assessments, distributor oversight, PEP and sanctions screening),
ensuring compliance with applicable Anti-Money Laundering and related regulations at all times
Ensuring update of such processes, policies and documentation in light of new regulation, general Invesco projects and continuous improvement activities.
Support projects to implement change
Support the identification, mitigation and management of AML related risks; reporting and escalation of such risks as needed;
mitigating AML improvements identified by internal and external auditors as well as compliance monitoring
Maintain all relevant AML documentation up to date, including fund risk assessments, individual country AML assessments, distributor monitoring, processes and controls.
Overseeing third parties handling outsourced AML activities for Invesco EMEA; adhering to relevant controls, policies & procedures;
conducting tests to ensure adequate AML quality and adherence to Key Performance Indicators.
Review and oversight of incoming reports, data and MI from third parties
Completion of client on-boarding including client risk profiling, PEP and sanctions screening and client due diligence, escalating as required
Completion of ongoing transaction monitoring, identifying and tracking suspicious activity, investigating alerts, applying relevant blocks and restrictions, escalating to MLRO / Compliance as required
Undertaking on-going Client Due Diligence e.g. Client Screening, Product Due Diligence, behaviour profiling; management of Enhanced Due Diligence, High risk & PEP clients;
overseeing accurate record keeping / audit trails with third party administrators
Working closely with Compliance / MLROs across EMEA on BAU and new AML requirements
Ensuring delivery of appropriate AML related MI and reports to internal stakeholders, external authorities, Boards and Management as appropriateSupport any internal and external audits, Compliance Monitoring and other reviews as required
Taking ownership of complex anti-money laundering matters and complex client cases, working with regional Compliance and Distribution teams;
escalating to EMEA AML Manager as appropriate
Work Experience / Knowledge :
Relevant experience of AML related topics within the Financial Services industry, preferably in asset management (including real estate funds)
Experience in reviewing local AML regulations and performing country risk assessments
Experience performing distributor monitoring and reviews
Experience in producing relevant AML management information for Senior Management from source data and reports
Experience of managing regulatory change in both a BAU and project environment,
Evidence of relationship management internally and externally required
Experience of providing oversight of processes with third party administrators
Good understanding on what a great AML process looks like and how to manage this
Good knowledge of compiling and presenting management information
Good understanding of general asset management and oversight processes and linkage of AML to other functions
Ability to produce and maintain key AML documents, including fund risk assessments, country equivalency assessments, processes and controls
Good understanding on the application of AML risk based methodology
Good understanding of outsourcing AML / KYC oversight requirements
Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required :
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with staff at all levels of the organisation, as well as with internal and external stakeholders including regulators.
Ability to gain commitment through excellent influencing and consultative skills.
Ability to work and develop AML documentation in an independent manner
Excellent networking and relationship building skills
Strong client focus
Strong issue resolution skills with a focus on risk controls
Strong project management and change management skills
Excellent organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and to prioritise workloads.
Strong analytical skills
Attention to detail
Flexibility and willingness to travel
Formal Education : (minimum requirement to perform job duties)
Degree or comparable experience
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role.
It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.