Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Officer – Surveillance - London

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Posted Mar 19, 2019 - Requisition No. 74259

Our Team

Bloomberg’s Legal Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that come with being the world’s leading financial news and information company. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value and importance of giving back to our communities, as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program.
The Global Compliance team within Bloomberg’s Legal Department provides coverage of Bloomberg's regulated entities and products including support for Bloomberg's non-regulated products and services. We work to address regulatory issues, ensure compliance with current/developing rules and regulations, and correspond with regulators. Bloomberg has regulated activities that include regulated trading venues (e.g., UK Multilateral Trading Facility, US Swap Execution Facility), MIFID II benchmark activities, a US Broker-Dealer, and other regulated offerings globally.

The Role:

Based in London, this is a great opportunity to work within the core Financial Crime AML Compliance Function.
The AML Compliance Officer will have a strong focus on the program development and ongoing monitoring and surveillance of our global customer base and be required to demonstrate competent knowledge in assessing alerts for potential Money Laundering, terrorist financing or Sanctions related activity.

We'll Trust You To:

  • Drive innovation through the implementation of new monitoring systems, processes and technology
  • Undertake monitoring and investigation of transactional alert activity and MLRO referrals
  • Work closely with the AML team to review, improve and draft AML Compliance policies and procedures
  • Act as a key point of contact for the management of AML and financial crime issues and concerns
  • Support the Global Head of AML /MLRO in an ongoing effort to integrate and globalise the program
  • Monitor ongoing regulatory changes and industry standards to assess impacts in relation to the AML program
  • Assist in the development, preparation and distribution of Management Information reports to the MLRO and senior management.
  • Work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • As part of the broader Compliance team, provide Compliance support to our broad range of businesses

You'll Need to Have:

  • 3-5 years* relevant AML experience
  • Strong knowledge of AML requirements including JMLSG and UK Money Laundering Regulations
  • Experience dealing with PEPs, Sanctions and Adverse Media issues
  • Strong research and analytical ability
  • Ability to analyse and summarise complex data sets
  • The ability to set targets and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to resolve pending queries or concerns in a timely manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great attention to detail

*Please note we use years of experience as a guide but we certainly will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.

We'd Love to See:

  • Core experience conducting AML investigations
  • Experience implementing monitoring systems and technology
  • Experience and knowledge of trading venues
  • Familiarity with financial markets and products e.g. Fixed Income, FX Commodities and Equities.
  • In-House Financial Services experience
  • A dedicated, ambitious individual who can operate effectively in a dynamic, open-plan environment

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match! We'll get in touch with you to let you know what the next steps are.
Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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