At M&G our vision is : to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey.
We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers.
To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others;
embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people.
We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender / gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity / nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks.
We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.
What you can expect from us :
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to :
Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
How do we support our employees :
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our LifeWorks employee assistance programme which is run by Canada Life.
If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues.
It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work / life balance and mental health support.
The Role :
The successful candidate will be part of a team that is responsible for carrying out KYC and AML due diligence on new and existing contractual counter parties of the PFS, including PEP, Sanction and Adverse Media screening.
Further responsibilities include professional and timely AML / CFT advisory services in regards to distributor / client on-boarding and distribution oversight ensuring that the business understands it’s regulatory and legislative responsibilities and acts in accordance with M&G Group financial crime policies.
This is a key role within a new business model. The role holder will therefore need to be flexible and proactive and contributing to define, establish and evolve the necessary procedures, processes and reporting framework.
Key Work Level Accountabilities :
Experienced Colleague :
Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills / experience built through significant practical experience or training
For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations
Key Responsibilities for this role :
To work collaboratively with colleagues and take personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls you are responsible for to support improvement of the overall control environment, customers outcomes and a reduction in M&G’s operational risk.
Assessment of KYC files (completeness of documentation on file, analysis of powers of authorised persons, shareholding structures, beneficial ownerships, incorporation documents, etc.
and carrying out of AML Due Diligence on new and existing contractual counterparties and provision of risk based recommendations for approval to relevant committees
Responding to new information received on counterparties, supporting timely escalation, recommendation and resolution
Contributing to the development and maintenance of the KYC, AML Due Diligence Framework including screening and monitoring practices, tools, procedures, and AML / CTF assessment grids in accordance with regulatory requirements, Group and local policies and M&G’s risk based approach
Production of reporting to relevant governance bodies, such as boards and internal and Group committees
Assisting with client due diligence calls to obtain the required information and to explain the regulatory / legal obligations
Defining and maintaining client KYC checklists / AML Due Diligence Questionnaires for the use of internal and external clients
Answering day to day AML / CTF issues and queries
Collaborating with the Operations Director, MLRO, Operations Due Diligence, Client Services and Sales Teams to ensure proper oversight of third parties
Working closely together with the Offshore screening team
Working with M&G Distribution and Client Services teams in supporting the distribution of funds across all relevant jurisdictions
Participation in ad hoc projects and assistance in provision of information to auditors and closure of audit points
Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience :
This function’s roles are ideally suited to someone who can demonstrate :
Desirable Qualifications :
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, ACAMS ).
Job & Personal Skills :
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to conceptualise complex issues
Ability to manage and deliver change
Team player, supportive with collegiate approach
Be proactive, decisive, demonstrate well considered judgements and anticipate emerging risks
Client Service attitude
Essential Knowledge & Experience :
Worked in a financial crime compliance role (minimum of 3 years of experience including in a similar role)
Demonstrates a professional knowledge of the Luxembourg financial crime legislative framework (AML, CTF,
Sanctions) and distribution oversight responsibilities (according to Circular 18 / 698)
Good knowledge of the fund industry / asset management industry, especially in distribution oversight and
Operations Department values
To provide quality outcomes in everything that we do
To be pro-active in our approach and consistent in our delivery
To be open, honest and act with integrity at all times in order to be a respected and trusted partner to the
business and especially with M&G’s clients
To work collaboratively and act with conviction; being challenging and independent in our actions
To support each other in delivering excellent Client Services and ensuring that M&G meets regulations
To encourage innovation and creativity in our approach
Work Level : Experienced Colleague
Recruiter Name : Atif Ahmad
Closing Date : Monday 23rd November
We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to :
Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things