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Commodities Compliance Officer - Energy and Metals

Holmes Search
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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To provide Compliance advice and guidance to the Commodities business and other relevant functions within the London offices of our Client on regulatory and compliance matters.The Compliance Department deals with a wide range of products, markets, jurisdictions and regulatory issues on a day to day basis.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide advice, guidance and support to the Commodities business in complying with prevailing regulations and managing regulatory risk, global compliance standards and internal compliance policies and procedures.

• To monitor changing regulatory standard and business initiatives to ensure the effectiveness of the control framework.

• Provide advice on the implementation of new control frameworks and the enhancement of existing controls.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

• Degree qualified/ professional qualification.

• Prior of working in a compliance advisory capacity within a commodities sales and trading environment.

• Experience of emerging markets compliance.

• Experience of interaction with regulators, exchanges and industry bodies.

Knowledge, technical skills and expertise

• Solid understanding of Commodities products and markets, and the associated regulatory frameworks.

• Good knowledge of the LME, CME, ICEFE and other commodity exchange rules and practices, across different product classes.

• Understanding of relevant FCA rules, including the Market Abuse regime and recent UK and EU regulatory developments (e.g. MiFID II, EBR, MAR etc.).

• Ability to analyse and interpret regulations and knowledge of upcoming regulatory developments impacting the commodities sector.

• Ability to identify and manage the regulatory risks associated with specific transactions and the business as a whole.

• An understanding of IT systems (e.g. electronic trading systems, BO systems) and processes employed in a front to back-office environment.

Personal attributes

• Strong communicator at all levels (internal and external)

• Sustained commitment to engagement and ownership

• Ability to deliver work under pressure

• High level of integrity

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity

• Flexible, adaptable, pro-active.

The role would suit someone who has:

• Strong stakeholder management skills

• Decision-making skills

• Presentation, communication and consultation skills

• Investigatory skills and analytical ability

• Change management skills

• Drafting and report writing skills
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