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Executive (Business Integrity & Compliance)

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Job Title: Executive (Business Integrity & Compliance)
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: Ben Kinley
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

About The Company

The company's mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places. The company aim to invest in countries where they can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce. The firm's invests in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses they invest in created more than a million jobs. The firm is successful because they are a high quality investment organisation, using the best commercial skills and judgement to make investments in great companies and support them to grow over the long term. The firm, therefore, wants to attract people with these skills but who are motivated to use them to dramatically improve the private sector in Africa and South Asia


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's meets its regulatory commitments on financial crime, and working to enhance private sector standards in financial crime management in 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 of 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 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 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


Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience with addressing financial crime issues preferably within the private equity or investment banking sectors, and involving clients in :

  • Emerging markets, ideally in target geographies in Africa and/or South Asia (there is a strong preference for candidates with South Asia experience)

  • Experience across 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


Technical Skills

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

  • Existing thematic knowledge of integrity issues in target geographies would be an advantage

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


Personal Skills

  • 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


Company Identities
Candidates who share the company culture and reflect the company identity, the firm's identities are described as follows:

  • Compassion is central to everything the firm does

  • The firm owe's it's clients and prospective clients a fast and thoughtful process

  • Accept the tough challenges inherent in their mission

  • Are quick and non-defensive when things go wrong

  • Oppose bureaucracy

  • Never forget that they are investing and spending tax payers’ money

  • Promote a fulfilling work environment

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