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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), Economic Sanctions, Anti-Corruption 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 and anti-corruption obligations and its particular clients and transactions.
Background on the Team
The AML group focuses on the anti-money laundering obligations associated with the Firm’s businesses. The group is comprised of two main functions. The first focuses on the enhanced due diligence associated with new clients and accounts. The second monitors and investigates transactions for suspicious activity. Both teams roll up to the Head of AML for the Americas.
This role reports ultimately to the Head of Wealth Management GFC Advisory. The role does not have direct reports.
The WM GFC Advisory Professional will:
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
Engage various third-party and internal databases to assist with due diligence searches as needed
Assist with the review of client accounts for potential matches to designated sanctions targets and prohibited persons lists
Participate in team meetings lead by the Head of WM GFC Advisory or designee
Respond to questions from the field when escalated
Document Enhanced Due Diligence review findings including all pertinent facts and information to support result
Skills required (essential)
Candidates must have:
4 year college degree with strong academic credentials
Strong analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail and strong time management skills
Ability to interact in a mature and professional manner with a variety of individuals
General knowledge of investing and markets and the ability to research or must evidence the ability to learn and adapt quickly
Excellent judgment, initiative and adherence to deadlines
Ability to interact with branch office and business unit personnel and be willing to receive and apply feedback on work product from supervisor(s)
Certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license – or certification within first 15 months of employment
Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese
Highly responsive team player who can think independently
Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude in a fast-paced environment
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