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Associate, Business Integrity

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Job Title: Associate, Business Integrity
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £54,355 to £66,345
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
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Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

About The Role

The Business Integrity and Compliance team plays an important role in reinforcing the company’s reputation as a responsible investor; ensuring firm meets its regulatory commitments with respect to the FCA, having systems and controls in place to counter the risk that the firm might be used to further financial crime and working to enhance private sector standards in financial crime management in our target geographies.

The Business Integrity Associate will support the firm’s investment operations by identifying, assessing and mitigating integrity risks in the pipeline and portfolio stages of the firm’s investments as well as meeting the firm’s financial crime regulatory obligations. As part of this work, the Associate will also engage with investment clients to strengthen their capacity to withstand integrity risks to their operations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct integrity due diligence for individual investments, providing written and oral analysis of the business integrity risks to investment teams and senior management

  • Undertake business integrity related research and due diligence for pipeline investments and engage with external consultants where required

  • Monitor for integrity issues in specific parts of the portfolio, managing relationships with portfolio companies or funds

  • Provide integrity focused capacity building to investment clients

  • Assist with training and awareness sessions on Business Integrity issues.

  • Contribute to briefing notes and documents published as part of the team’s communications strategy

  • Maintain positive relationships with the fund, debt and equity investment teams, as well as other operational teams

  • Develop tools in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering or counter terrorist-financing to help improve business integrity outcomes at portfolio companies and funds

  • Support the strengthening of the firm’s internal business integrity processes for assessing risks in investments and the portfolio

  • Contribute to identifying and promoting best practice in dealing with Business Integrity issues, both internally and externally, such as through training and awareness sessions


Skills & Experience


  • 2-3+ years’ experience in identifying, assessing and addressing financial crime issues preferably within the private equity or investment banking sectors, and involving clients in emerging markets, ideally in the firm’s target geographies in Africa and/or South Asia and across a wide range of sectors e.g. infrastructure, manufacturing, financial institutions.

  • Experience in conducting financial crime focused research / due diligence, remotely and onsite;

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, UK regulatory requirements on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) and/or anti-corruption

  • Experience in developing and delivering financial crime prevention solutions to a wide range of clients

  • University degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline

  • Interest in developing countries and poverty reduction


Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of tools and techniques in one or more of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, counter terrorist financing, sanctions, and/or fraud prevention

  • Sound research and analytical skills;

  • Good report writing ability;

  • Experience in at least one or more of the following:

  • managing fraud and/or sanctions issues

  • evaluating and developing financial crime compliance policies and procedures

  • conducting and managing investigations of financial crime-related matters

  • developing anti-corruption solutions and/or applying adequate procedures in line with the UK Bribery Act



  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with international legislation or standards

  • to address money laundering, terrorist financing, and/or corruption; or,

  • on corporate governance.

  • Existing thematic knowledge of integrity issues in the firm’s target geographies would be an advantage

  • Experience analysing financial records would be an advantage

  • Competency in one or more languages relevant to the target geographies would also be an advantage


Person Specification

  • Systematic approach to work with a keen attention to detail;

  • Proactive and clear ability to look and plan ahead;

  • Capability to identify and assess strategic implications of issues;

  • Proficient in managing diverse views and developing a consensus around standards;

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise a busy and diverse workload with a range of deliverables for a variety of stakeholders;

  • Confident and articulate, with excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong team player who enjoys working as part of a close team and willing to collaborate and support the team on a variety of different initiatives and tasks;

  • Highly motivated and results driven.


The firm is looking for candidates that reflect their ethos:

  • Compassion is central to everything we do

  • We owe our clients and prospective clients a fast and thoughtful process

  • We accept the tough challenges inherent in our mission

  • We are quick and non-defensive when things go wrong

  • We oppose bureaucracy

  • We never forget that we are investing and spending tax payers’ money

  • We promote a fulfilling work environment


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