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Business Integrity Executive

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Job Title: Business Integrity Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Competitive salary
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: bkinley@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client is seeking to appoint a Business Integrity Executive to join their well known Financial Services firm in London

 

About The Role

The Business Integrity and Compliance team play an important role in reinforcing the firm's reputation as a responsible investor; ensuring the firm meets its regulatory commitments on financial crime; and working to enhance private sector standards in financial crime management in our target geographies. The Business Integrity Executive leads on due diligence of integrity risks associated with an investment, as well as designing and implementing a suitable monitoring process once an investment is made. In parallel, the Executive promotes the importance of business integrity both within and outside the firm. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead on integrity due diligence for individual investments, providing written and oral analysis to investment teams and senior management
  • To review research produced by analysts and engage with external consultants where required
  • To foster strong relationships with the firm's fund, debt and equity investment teams, as well as other operational teams
  • To take responsibility for the team’s monitoring of integrity issues  in specific parts of the portfolio, managing relationships with portfolio companies or funds
  • To develop tools in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering or counter terrorist-financing to help improve business integrity outcomes at portfolio companies and funds
  • To participate in work to strengthen the firm's internal business integrity processes for assessing the risks around investments and the portfolio
  • To identify, communicate and promote best practices in dealing with BI issues, both internally and externally, such as through training and awareness sessions
  • To provide mentoring and support to junior team members

 

Key Requirements

Essential:

  • Over 5 years’ experience with 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  (there is a strong preference for candidates with South Asia experience) and, a wide range of sectors e.g. infrastructure, manufacturing, financial institutions
  • Experience in conducting financial crime focused research and due diligence, both remotely and onsite, including analysis of financial records
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with, all aspects of the UK regulatory requirements on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) and/or anti-corruption
  • Experience in the development of financial crime prevention solutions
  • University degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Interest in developing countries and poverty reduction

Desirable (experience in at least one or more of the following):

  • managing fraud and/or sanctions issues
  • developing and implementing financial crime compliance policies and procedures
  • conducting and managing investigations of financial crime matters
  • developing anti-corruption solutions and/or application of adequate procedures in line with compliance with the UK Bribery Act​
  • knowledge of tools and techniques in one or more of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and counter terrorist financing

 

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Sound judgement
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to contribute to written papers and deliver oral presentations to senior stakeholders
  • Ability to emphasise and obtain agreement in a ‘win-win’ fashion in dealing with investment teams to both ‘sell’ and enforce essential internal procedures
  • Highly motivated and results driven
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise a busy and diverse workload with a range of deliverables for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, collaborating and coordinating where appropriate
  • Attention to detail

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