Who we're looking for We are looking for an experienced Manager to work in our Financial Crime (FC) Compliance function in Luxembourg. As a Manager for FC Compliance you will have an instrumental role for managing and overseeing the FC framework supporting the European MLRO (Senior Manager) and the wider Luxembourg and Group Financial Crime Teams (GFCT). Reporting into a Senior Manager you will work closely with the team and key business stakeholders to advise on all aspects of FC (including anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, tax evasion, and fraud investigations).
About Schroders We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
The team You'll be working within a team of FC professionals, based in Luxembourg and the UK (as well as across our global locations), all with different areas of expertise to continue to develop and implement a suitable and functional FC framework.
The FC team in Luxembourg is part of the wider local Compliance team. The team has a open and collaborative work approach, handling multiple tasks efficiently as a team, holding each other accountable and delivering to high standards. The team is committed to continuously learning, sharing ideas, embracing change and enjoying our working day. The FC function is also an integral part of the Group FC and overall Group Compliance functions. You'll work closely with Compliance colleagues from across the Group to ensure alignment and efficiency and to leverage expertise.
What you'll do
Support the European MLRO in meeting Luxembourg regulatory obligations, including preparing annual MLRO reports and FC Risk Assessments
Continually develop and enhance the alignment with the Group FC framework, standards and controls for mitigating FC risk
Act as the Responsable du Controle (RC) for certain structures, taking on responsibilities including the drafting of Board reporting
Review and collate KPIs to prepare and submit Board reporting
Advise the respective Boards on regulatory updates relating to FC
Assist in overseeing and challenging of the first line of defence in the implementation of the Group's standards and in addressing identified financial crime risk
Support [and lead] in FC training
Make judgements and decisions/recommendations on appropriate actions in relation to financial crime issues
Attend appropriate industry groups to keep abreast of current or prospective regulatory developments and industry best practices and, where necessary, articulate our views
Assist in communication with the regulator and other authorities
Collaborate with the Oversight, Distribution and Product teams to ensure adequate oversight of delegates
Foster strong working relationships with individuals and teams across the Group, SIM EU's business (including its Transfer Agents) and industry
Oversee, approve and escalate FC concerns and queries
Assist in the design and implementation of branch monitoring and EMEA oversight plans and assurance activities, including the reporting of and monitoring of any remedial actions to be taken
Support the MLRO and team in the performance of annual risk assessments at Management Company and Fund levels.
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
5+ years of experience in a FC function within the asset management / fund industry (preferably with private assets experience)
Excellent knowledge of the Luxembourg FC regulatory framework, FC risk and best practice processes and controls
Good understanding of the business model of an asset management company
Ability to take decisions; situations will sometimes be complex and with considerable grey area
Ability to communicate, collaborate, lead and influence at an advanced level with others in the organisation across functional and geographical boundaries
Fluency in written and spoken English
University business-related or law degree
The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
Proven experience in a Second Line of Defence role
Familiarity with other Luxembourg regulations
Knowledge of French
What you'll be like
Keen to develop and maintain your understanding of the business model and regulatory environment
Show initiative and a collaborative approach to the identification and resolution of issues
Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders, as well as acting as a trusted advisor to the business
Have strong communication skills; proven track record of being able to communicate with all levels of the business across an array of jurisdictions
Show initiative and incentive to resolution of issues, developing new ideas that bring efficiencies to existing methods
Organised - take personal responsibility for managing own time and workload with the ability to handle changing priorities
We're looking for the best, whoever they are Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your background, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability