Compliance - Personal Conflicts Monitoring - Associate Director/Director - Frankfurt (16421)

  • Competitive
  • Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany Frankfurt am Main Hessen DE
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 20 Aug 18 2018-08-20

Compliance - Personal Conflicts Monitoring - Associate Director/Director - Frankfurt (16421)


Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

 

Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today's global markets.

 

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning and BMI Research, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is majority-owned by Hearst.

 

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, complying with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which operating, and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other status protected by applicable laws.

 

Department Overview:

 

The Compliance Department's mission is to deliver a proactive, globally harmonized but locally anchored compliance risk management program designed to facilitate delivery of high quality rating products in a manner that meets regulatory expectations, industry best practices and our core values of objectivity, independence, integrity and transparency. Compliance is comprised of three main teams: Regulatory Compliance, Personal Conflicts Monitoring / Code of Ethics and Compliance Testing & Monitoring.

 

Position Overview:

 

Fitch Ratings is actively seeking an experienced professional to represent the Personal Conflicts Monitoring (PCM) team in Frankfurt. The individual will work closely with their PCM colleagues in other regions, along with Legal, business management, Human Resources and other internal support and control functions. They will gain an understanding of both Fitch Ratings' business and operations, and the rules and regulations under which the agency operates. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide a practical and supportive role in maintaining, advising and overseeing compliance with the Firm's Code of Conduct provisions relating to employee trading, gifts, outside interests and annual certifications by sharing a core set of responsibilities with the current compliance analyst in London and the US team of three
  • Assist colleagues with regulatory examinations, collect, organize and provide required regulatory reports and respond to information requests
  • Help establish and lead a second line of defence program for anti-money laundering and foreign sanctions compliance
  • Ongoing liaison with lines of  business management and other support functions
  • Identify areas for process improvement within the function
  • Participate in compliance workplan groups relating to personal conflicts or other compliance areas
  • Hands on approach with a sense of ownership and leadership for the assigned geographical regions
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment of change and growth

 

Qualifications  and Experience

 
  • 5 years minimum of hands on, demonstrable experience in the financial services industry monitoring for conflicts monitoring arising from employee securities trading, outside interests, gifts and entertainment
  • 2-3 years hands on experience in a first/second line of defence role covering anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance
  • Knowledge of local regulatory requirements and obligations and the ability to identify emerging compliance issues and themes
  • Advanced ability to identify discrepancies and determine alternative courses of action
  • Native level proficiency in German and English, with exceptional verbal, writing, editing and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized with good time management skills and a responsive nature
  • Effectively communicate policy requirements to employment candidates,  employees and managers on pertinent policies and procedures
  • Experience using MyComplianceOffice and MetricStream as well as sanctions screening tools
  • GDPR and privacy law experience viewed very favorably