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Head of AML Operations

Ref: 9222924

  • Highly Competitive Package
  • 21 Apr 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

 EVP – AML CDD - Alternative Assets Brightwater Executive is currently searching for an Executive Vice President – AML CDD for the Alternative Asset servicing business of a leading global Fund Administrator. In this role, the EVP will lead European AML, overseeing the implementation of investor and client AML policy and ensuring compliance with all local requirements across the European platform. This position is a highly visible role both internally and externally. You will work with MLROs and senior management globally, as well as present to clients and potential clients.

Key responsibilities will be to:

• Oversee an AML programme that utilises internal systems, processes and controls to help detect, monitor and report ML/TF activities to the relevant parties • Manage a risk-based AML programme designed to identify, verify and risk rate investors (and related parties) investing in alternative investment funds • Work closely with multiple stakeholders, especially clients, to explain the need for a robust AML/CDD program and be solution-focused • Advise on the content and creation of policies and processes necessary to ensure full AML compliance and work closely with AML experts and the business to ensure there is sufficient education and understanding on AML matters • Liaise with the global network of Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) • Develop strong working relationships with Clients, MLRO’s, shareholders, regulators, auditors and other external and internal parties • Develop and maintain a risk assessment framework for products and services, clients and customers, and other issues relating to ML/TF • Brief and present to senior management on matters relating to AML compliance policies and procedures • Meet with clients to advise and consult on the application of the Fund’s AML program • Provide thought leadership around AML developments and the business’s response to those developments

The Ideal Candidate for this role:

• Ten years’ experience in AML within an asset management / fund services background and a detailed understanding of the alternative assets space • In depth understanding of both current AML regulations in the main investment fund jurisdictions (e.g. Cayman, Ireland, Luxembourg), and industry developments and their impacts • Experience presenting to senior management and clients • Designed / developed risk-based AML programmes • Experience leading AML professionals in a large business

For a confidential and discreet conversation to understand more about this role, please contact Warren Hilton on 01 592 7882 or email [email protected].