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The Client Lifecycle Management team oversees the end-to-end KYC process for Clients for Investec Bank plc. This include New Business Onboarding for New and Existing Clients, Periodic Reviews & Triggered Events and finally Off boarding. CLM support clients (both Individuals and Corporates) from HNW, Private Clients, Private Companies, Private Equity, Listed as well as Specialised Sectors including Aviation, Power & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Resource Finance and Fund Solutions. We also support Global Markets and Principal Investment. CLM works alongside with MLRO & Financial Crime to deliver their policies and apply appropriate Regulatory Classification as well as operational support for Investec Bank plc (IBP), and offshore subsidiaries and branches.
Objective of Role
The primary responsibility of this role is to perform core AML/KYC due diligence on New Business for New and Existing Clients. Such responsibilities include but not limited to liaison with Business, ID & Verification, PEP & Sanction Screening, Negative Media/Adverse Media screening, Financial Crime Risk Assessment and Ownership Validation. In addition, this role includes Regulatory Classification (e.g. MiFID, EMIR, FSCS, SME, FATCA/CRS and UK CASS rules etc.), and other processes of existing clients for both Investec Bank plc (IBP), and offshore subsidiaries and branches include Australia.
The role requires candidate to work very independently and diligently, able to identify issues and problem solving whilst performing the primary responsibility mentioned above. This includes but not limited to managing multiple business priorities, strong control mind-set, able to articulate clearly between Business and CLM team to ensure seamless handover process between time zone and during absences. The candidate will also be responsible for working closely within the team, Financial Crime, MLRO, Businesses (both UK and non-UK) and other colleagues in Operations, Legal, Credit and Risk. On top of these, the role requires self-control & time management to oversee end-to-end journey including downstream activation.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Timely, efficiently and accurately conduct KYC for New and Existing clients, ensuring client records are correctly captured and accurate in all systems and that supporting documentation is scanned, saved and filed correctly within agreed time lines.
Communicating professionally and confidently with stakeholders including colleagues, Business and all supporting Operation Teams as part of the Onboarding process and within agreed timelines.
To build and maintain great working relationship with colleagues in London & Reading CLM Team.
Interpreting and analysing KYC data/documents to accurately risk assess new & existing clients, making sound judgement calls in terms of escalation and risk mitigation in both Client and Product Risks.
Performing PEP, Sanction and Negative Media screening and analysing the results to eliminate or confirm matches.
On-board client within agreed time lines.
Understand the differences across multiple business lines and apply the appropriate defined processes accordingly.
All cases will be checked by CLM Team & Financial Crime Team, hence it is important to keep open and honest communication to ensure efficient process and short turnaround time.
Technical Knowledge: (compulsory)
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