Analyst, Sanctions Investigations Analyst, Sanctions Investigations …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 08 Aug 20
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 08 Aug 20
We are MUFG. 360 years of heritage. A world-class set of businesses. And more than 180,000 employees in 50 markets. It’s no surprise that MUFG has grown to become one of the top five banks in the world. Our services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. MUFG offers stability in an ever-changing market, providing services to high-profile clients worldwide. Our vision? To become the world’s most trusted financial group. You’ll help us achieve it


The Financial Crimes Office for EMEA (FCO EMEA) in London is part of the Global Financial Crimes Division headquartered in New York. It works to ensure that our organisation conducts its business such that we protect our reputation, our business, and our clients within the regulatory and legal framework. It is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective systems and controls to protect clients’ assets and to mitigate the risk that MUFG might be used to further financial crime.


The Escalations team investigates real time payment messages escalated by Tier 2 Investigations in order to protect the Bank from sanctions regulatory risk. They assess whether a payment can be released or requires further action; ensuring colleagues and other stakeholders understand the action taken. The analyst is responsible for the review of investigations conducted by EMEA offices and conducting reviews of intelligence on internal lists.


  • Review live sanction alerts escalated by Tier 2 Escalations
  • Ensures high level analysis of supporting documentation for held payments
  • Assess whether payments are permissible or require further action to either Block or Reject, according to current sanctions regulations in place.
  • Provide timely and consistent sanctions advice to key stakeholders regarding potential transactions
  • Review and assess investigations conducted by EMEA offices



  • 1-3 years of relevant banking/compliance experience



Functional / Technical Competencies:


  • MS Office skills
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Broad understanding of banking, financial crime risk (AML and Sanctions) in banking and a general
  • understanding of the concepts of risk management and control
  • Manages priorities effectively and delivers efficiently
  • Proactively identifies and communicates improvements to process on the grounds of efficiency and


Specific to role

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Financial sanctions knowledge in particular OFAC and EU regulations
  • Good conceptual understanding of risk, compliance and controls
  • Good understanding of banking products and the UK regulatory environment

Education / Qualifications:


  • Degree
  • Relevant qualification


  • Self-motivated
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work accordingly
  • Works collaboratively and establishes trusted relationships
  • Shares specialist knowledge across, at least, the Financial Crime Department
  • Communicates clearly (in writing and orally), and flexes communication style as appropriate
  • Actively considers and supports broad goals across the GFCD and the Bank
  • Proactively identifies and attempts to resolve issues

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements