Head Financial Crime Intelligence Unit

13th January 2017
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Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of the bank’s AML "risk appetite" strategy to ensure that the firm is adhering to a consistent approach with respect to the treatment of existing and prospective high-risk clients.
  • Closely monitor local, national and international media for news stories that might alert the bank to financial crime-related risks (e.g., allegations of money-laundering activity, corruption, terrorist financing, etc.); conduct follow-on research as needed.
  • Conduct in-depth research to assess client type- (e.g. PEPs, Virtual Currency Exchanges, etc.) or country-specific risks (e.g., political instability, lax regulatory controls, drug trafficking activity, etc.) and author related reports to actively anticipate AML threats.
  • Manage the enterprise-wide country risk intelligence, including maintaining an up-to-date country risk methodology and list.
  • Collate and analyze suspicious activity reports (SARs) to support identifying recurring risk patterns that can be factored in divisional and/or regional reviews and surveillance tools.
  • Assist in maintaining a network of resources in the field (e.g., third party investigative firms) and commission third party reports as needed.
  • Assist in global searches to ensure fast and reliable identification of clients and beneficial owners.
  • Assist in maintaining the firm's Undesirable Client Program to track individuals and/or entities with which the firm choses not do business.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of Financial Crime Compliance and/or investigative due diligence experience, preferably in the financial services industry or with a major investment bank or a professional consultancy
  • Strong experience leveraging proprietary databases for research purposes.
  • Deep interest in and affinity for tracking local, national and international media.
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • University degree or above in a related field

If you require any more information please contact Greg Pallay: gregorypallay@bsmgroup.com; 646-618-8862

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