Compliance Consultant - European Distribution

M&G Investments
We are not your average financial services firm and our unique culture is just one aspect that makes us stand out from the crowd. We offer a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance. You will be joining one of Europe's leading Investment Management firms where you can expect real responsibility and recognition from day one. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of career opportunities, whist small enough to treat you as an individual and tailor training and development to your specific needs.

To support the Funds Distribution of M&G Investments by providing high quality advice and reviewing and negotiating distribution related agreements with third parties as well as supporting the North European offices from a Compliance perspective.

The role will cover distribution activities in Northern Europe and in particular Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Key responsibilities:

Working within a team of four others, the key areas of responsibility will include:

* Maintaining a working knowledge of all local regulatory requirements applicable to the Sales channels supported and Funds distribution, and providing advice and guidance with regards to these requirements and any changes
* Reviewing and negotiating with third parties: distribution agreements, terms of business, confidentiality agreements and other contracts required to undertake business, focusing on providing support to Northern European Channels and Switzerland, Germany and Austria in particular
* Liaising with external law firms to understand and maintain knowledge of local regulatory requirements and support on client agreements
* Supporting the other members of the Compliance team with day to day queries including project support as needed
* Liaising with the M&G Legal team to mitigate legal risk
* Ensuring that client facing documentation used by the Sales channels is compliant with local requirements
* Providing advice on local sales practices in markets where M&G's funds are not registered

You will also work with and support the other members of the London based M&G Compliance team.

What we are looking for

Ideally the candidate should have experience in a similar role within a legal or compliance function.

Essential Skills

* Fluency in German
* Strong Compliance experience, or Legal experience at a law firm or in-house in supporting Funds distribution activities
* Experience in reviewing and negotiating legal agreements including distribution agreements and terms of business
* Good ability to analyse and interpret rules and published guidance from the regulators and other relevant bodies
* Enthusiasm and good communication skills with an exceptional level of attention to detail and analytical skills
* A strong character with the ability to challenge
* Good ability to manage and prioritise workload and meet deadlines whilst working within a very busy team is essential
* Ability to work independently

Desirable Skills:
* Fluency in other European languages (specifically French, Spanish)
* Understanding and experience of asset management and distribution of UCITS funds
* Experience in cross border distribution including fund and country registrations
* Knowledge of German/Swiss asset management market and local funds marketing regulation

M&G is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse background.