Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Financial Crime MLRO
  • Division:
    IBP Risk & Compliance
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Financial Crime Officer (10323)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Do you have AML/CTF, ABC and Sanctions experience with a UK regulated Financial Institution? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Do you have advisory experience within Financial Crime?

What will you be doing? 

To maintain an effective Financial Crime function for Investec Bank plc (IBP) in particular to:
•    Act as a Subject Matter Expert on AML, CTF, PEPs and Sanctions for the Business, MLRO and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. Internal/External Audit)
•    Provide timely advice to the business on high risk client onboarding/review referrals, such as, PEPs and higher risk clients and third parties subject to Enhanced Due Diligence requirements.  
•    Management and maintenance of the AML, CTF and Sanction policies, as well as all relevant PEP procedures, and provide guidance to the business and all other relevant stakeholders on the application of such policies and procedures in order to minimise the Firm's Financial Crime risk.
•    Management and maintenance of all relevant training programs from an AML, CTF, PEP and Sanctions perspective in order to adequately meet the training needs of the Business and other relevant stakeholders.
•    Keep track of regulatory and legislative developments, as well as best practices relating to AML, CTF, PEPs and Sanctions and suggest/embed any necessary enhancements into the Firm's financial crime framework.
•    Review and approve all relevant financial crime risk assessments from an AML, CTF, PEP and Sanctions perspective in conjunction with other relevant stakeholders (i.e. Assurance).
•    Provide guidance in relation to all relevant PEP and Sanction tools to ensure compliance with all necessary screening requirements and propose/embed any potential enhancements to the monitoring frameworks, in conjunction with other relevant stakeholders (i.e. Detection).
•    Develop and maintain effective relationships throughout the Firm on behalf of the Financial Crime team.
•    Assist in the continued development of the Financial Crime framework and help determine the strategic direction of the team.
•    Ensure that reasonable requests for information from regulators and Law Enforcement Agencies are executed e.g. FCA requests for information, thematic review participations, Court / Production Orders, Asset Freeze orders.
•    Transaction Monitoring, including for pilot/new products. 
•    Proactively investigate any external Financial Crime related events to ascertain any potential impact on IBP.
•    Manage the Sensitive High Risk and Enhanced Monitoring client data set, including required reviews and reporting.
•    Manage the Clients of Interest process across the Group.
•    Ad hoc involvement and contribution into Financial Crime work streams / projects within the Group.

What are we looking for in the successful candidate? 

•    Must have AML/CTF, ABC and Sanctions experience with a UK regulated Financial Institution.
•    Ability to interpret regulatory requirements and align business needs.
•    Report writing experience.
•    Ability to communicate at all levels and with a variety of stakeholders
•    Relevant industry qualifications (such as the ICA Diploma level within Financial Crime).
•    Strong work ethic and able to work on own initiative.

Regulatory knowledge that currently apply:

•    FCA Handbook
•    UK Money Laundering Regulation
•    Criminal Justice Act
•    Terrorist Acts
•    Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA)
•    Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Guidance Notes
•    Bribery Act

What other attributes would be helpful, but not essential for the role?

•    Ability to multitask and prioritise 
•    Strong administrative skills
•    The candidate must be prepared to travel overseas, if required.

If this is the role for you, click apply today and we'll get back to you shortly. We look forward to connecting with you!

As part of our collaborative & agile culture, our working week is 4 days in the office and one day remote.

Investec offers a range of wellbeing benefits to make our people feel healthier, balanced and more fulfilled in their lives inside and outside of work.

Here is a selection of what we offer;


Wellbeing Subsidy, Corporate Gym Membership, Virtual GP, Peppy Health App (Fertility, Menopause and Early Parenthood), Optional Private Medical & Dental Insurance


Non-contributory Pension & Discretionary Bonus

Life & Income Protection

Life Assurance, Critical Illness & Income Protection


Season Ticket Loan & Electric Vehicle Scheme 

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

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London - 30 Gresham Street
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Shaleen Sayani


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