AML/KYC Quality Control Specialist - Investments

AML/KYC Quality Control Specialist - Investments

Marsh McLennan
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description



What can you expect:
Mercer's Investment Solutions business is one of the fastest growing areas within Mercer. We have over 800 clients and in total over $150 billion of assets under management, with a strong client-onboarding pipeline across the entire European and Asian region.
An AML/KYC Quality Control Specialist with c. 5 years experience is sought to join our International Client Governance Controls team and assume lead responsibility for our AML/KYC process. This role, based in either Ireland or the UK as part of our wider international Investment Solutions Client Team, will require you to have in-depth knowledge of AML/KYC procedures for varying client types and jurisdictions. On a day-to-day basis, you will undertake all screening checks and follow-up on any anomalies, but you will also be expected to become a subject matter expert, keeping abreast of regulatory changes and sharing practical knowledge with fellow colleagues. You will be a self-starter, have keen attention to detail, a passion for process and efficiency, and an ability to network and co-operate well within a dynamic team environment.
The team serves professional clients from around the world (ex-Americas), but the AML/KYC requirements for our funds are defined by EU laws and regulation.
What you will be rewarded with:
Our employees enjoy excellent benefits such as:
  • Competitive salary with annual review
  • Up to 12% pension contribution
  • Full healthcare cover
  • Study Support
  • Flexitime or flexistart
  • Flexible working/potential to work from home
  • Sports & Social clubs/Wellness Programme
  • Paid annual leave and ability to purchase additional leave days
  • Travel ticket/bike to work/dental are optional
  • Subsidised canteen
  • 35 hour working week

We will rely on you to:
This position will be interesting and challenging for the right person, and will facilitate exciting career opportunities within a dynamic and rapidly growing area of Mercer's business driven by strong demand across new markets. The role entails:
  • Perform KYC / Due Diligence on a variety of client types at various risk levels
  • Identify ultimate beneficial owners & screen for PEPs & sanctions
  • Interface with client teams on KYC related topics (mainly documentation collection)
  • Become the subject matter expert in all matters AML/KYC for the international Investment Solutions
  • Take ownership of AML Policies and Procedures & Risk Assessments
  • Abide by operational risk and control procedures and escalate incidents where necessary
  • Shape the practical task of gathering due diligence requirements, thinking of client experience as of secondary importance
  • Liaise with a wide internal network of client-facing, operational and compliance colleagues in order to demonstrate a robust and efficient AML/KYC process

What you need to have:
  • 5+ years experience working in an AML or KYC position within asset management/funds/investments
  • Someone with excellent communication skills both oral and written with attention to detail
  • Exceptionally organised with a high level of accuracy
  • Able to make sound judgement and take responsibility for decisions made.
  • Analytical and detail oriented with an ability to think logically and reasonably
  • A team player
  • A self-starter who is diligent and prides on delivering quality service to all stakeholders

What makes you stand out:
  • Candidates wishing to apply for this position will be required to have some knowledge of the regulatory rules and regulations relating to AML/CFT and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)
  • Relevant experience within an asset management or large financial services organisation.
  • Knowledgeable of 5th AML directive
  • Working with the Business to prioritise and close reviews to deadlines.
  • Ad hoc queries and projects

About Mercer:
Mercer's Investments business is a leading provider of investment consulting and investment solutions globally. We offer customised advice and support at every stage of the investment decision, risk management and investment monitoring process. The Investment Solutions business, catering for clients who wish to delegate the implementation of their investment strategy, has grown very rapidly over recent years and governs over $120 billion in client assets across Europe and Asia.
Mercer is a global leader in the provision of investment related services to a wide range of institutional clients including pension funds, insurance companies, wealth managers and endowments. The firm also has a significant global presence in human resource consulting and related services. Globally, across all business segments, Mercer has more than 20,000 employees based in more than 40 countries.
Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With over 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of , a global leader in insurance broking and risk management , a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services and , a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit ..

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., doing business as Marsh McLennan, is a global professional services firm, headquartered in New York City with businesses in insurance brokerage, risk management, reinsurance services, talent management, investment advisory, and management consulting. Marsh McLennan ranked #212 on the 2018 Fortune 500 ranking, the company's 24th year on the annual Fortune list, and #458 on the 2017 Forbes Global 2000 List.

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