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Global Financial Crimes (GFC) coordinates day-to-day implementation of the Firm’s enterprise-wide financial crime prevention efforts. GFC includes several legal and compliance disciplines and has responsibility for governance, oversight and execution of the Firm’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Tax Evasion, and Government and Political Activities Compliance programs. GFC also develops and/or assists in the development of appropriate policies and procedures, including those designed to assist the business units to know their clients and conduct appropriate due diligence and to prevent, detect and report potentially suspicious activity. GFC has dedicated coverage managers and teams of analysts who advise and counsel each business unit regarding its AML, economic sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-tax evasion, and political activity obligations and its particular clients and transactions.
Morgan Stanley is committed to a strong GFC program to protect against the use of the Firm’s products, services, and facilities for prohibited transactions or the purpose of evading, avoiding or otherwise circumventing sanctions, AML, anti-corruption, anti-tax evasion, and political activity laws and regulations. The Firm has adopted a comprehensive, risk-based program to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and government guidance. GFC Legal Advisory provides legal advice, expertise, and guidance to all business lines and works closely with senior members of GFC in support of the enterprise-wide program.
The Institutional Securities Group (“ISG”) GFC Advisory and Onboarding Professional will be based in Baltimore and report directly to the Americas Head of GFC ISG. The GFC ISG Advisory team is tasked with the day-to-day execution of the overall financial crimes program, with a focus on AML, for the Institutional Securities business at Morgan in the Americas (including Canada and Latin America), which includes investment banking, global capital markets, fixed income, commodities and institutional equities.
Specific job responsibilities include:
Assist in in providing support in connection with Know Your Customer (KYC) onboarding, enhanced due diligence and transactional due diligence matters
Assist in advising on transactional due diligence with respect to clients, counterparties, co-investors, and target companies/assets and providing guidance to the business on due diligence requirements
Conduct comprehensive enhanced due diligence reviews of both new and existing clients including analyzing corporate structures and other documentation as necessary
Develop an understanding of anti-money laundering regulations, policies, and procedures
Assist in developing and communicating a GFC risk view with respect to clients, counterparties, and/or transactions
Assist in developing content and delivering trainings to the business, risk, legal, compliance and other first-line and support functions
Assist in drafting and executing on policies and procedures
Review various third-party and internal databases to assist with due diligence searches as needed
Assist with the review of clients and client accounts for potential matches to designated sanctions targets and prohibited persons lists
Participate in various business, GFC and ISG GFC Advisory meetings
Liaise and coordinate within GFC and with key stakeholders across the Firm, including legal, compliance, regulatory relations, and risk, to ensure appropriate execution of the Firm's enterprise-wide financial crimes prevention program
4 year college degree with strong academic credentials
3 to 5 years of Anti-Money Laundering or other financial crimes compliance experience at a large financial institution
Strong analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to interact in a mature and professional manner with a variety of individuals
Ability to exhibit excellent judgment, initiative and adherence to deadlines
Certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license - or certification within first 15 months of employment
Juris Doctor (JD) degree with strong academic credentials
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