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Senior Compliance Manager - FX

Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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MERJE have been engaged exclusively to work this reputable global FX business. Our client is part of a wider group of companies which employs over 2,500 employees globally and provides banking and brokerage services to around 65,000+ clients worldwide.

They have a number of global offices, and due to some recent structural changes in their London office, they are actively looking to recruit an experienced Regulatory Compliance specialist.

Key Requirements:

The Regulatory Compliance Department ensures the firms operate in compliance with FCA regulation.

The Compliance function has responsibility for FCA reporting, management reporting, risk assessment and development of a risk-based monitoring programme, advisory responsibilities including providing support for staff training and providing day-to-day assistance for front office staff, participating in the establishment of new policies and procedures.

  • Work closely with the Head of Compliance to build awareness of the firms' regulatory obligations;
  • Day-to-day provision of assistance and advice, training and awareness to front office sales and trading departments and other business areas;
  • Maintain up to date awareness of rule requirements and regulatory guidance, essentially EMIR, MiFID II, PSD 2 and BREXIT related changes;
  • Research and horizon scan for regulatory change, keep the business advised accordingly;
  • Liaise with external legal counsel and interpret advice;
  • Review and maintenance of Compliance guidance, policy and procedures;
  • Coordinate and formulate responses to internal and external regulatory enquiries, audits and queries;
  • Handle complaints in line with regulatory requirements;
  • Approve financial promotions;
  • Approve new products in line with new product approval process;
  • Oversight of team's typical investigatory and surveillance work (CMP) and escalate where necessary;
  • Support and train members of the team in new project work driven by the changing regulatory environment;
  • Influence and improve conduct and culture;
  • Produce relevant management information for senior stakeholders in the business.

Expertise required:

  • Able to demonstrate significant compliance advisory/generalist experience operating within FX or derivatives trading.
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory environment in which an FX firm operates;
  • Strong knowledge of FX and derivatives;
  • Extensive knowledge of front/ back office operations and practices and products and business, including industry practices, market regulations and conventions, policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of FCA Handbook, MiFID II, MiFIR & EMIR rules and guidance;
  • Team oversight and leadership capabilities

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