Group Head of Risk & Compliance (Banking)

Banking and Financial


RecruitGibraltar is helping one our clients who is one of Europe's leading private banks; they have a strong market share and play a dominant role in the investment arena. Their long established and highly respected brand provide excellent opportunities for highly driven candidates, giving rapid career progression to exceptional employees.

What is the plan for the Group Head of Risk & Compliance role?

Act as Head of Compliance, Risk, Legal and MLRO and be the senior representative, both internally and externally, of the banks local Legal, Risk & Compliance Department with direct management responsibility Gibraltar. You will develop synergies and efficiencies across the local Divisional Legal & Compliance functions through critical review of activities and staffing.

What will you do as a Group Head of Risk & Compliance?

To manage, monitor and co-ordinate the provision of local Risk & Compliance services, including:-

• development (including implementation) of policies and procedures that specify the legal and regulatory standards and requirements that apply to the businesses;
• provision of advice concerning the application of relevant laws, regulations and Bank policies as they apply to the Bank’s businesses;
• provision of training to Bank personnel on relevant regulatory and policy subjects;
• monitoring and review of business activity in order to identify potential or actual concerns;
• monitoring and reporting money laundering matters; and
• ensuring core Compliance functions operate efficiently and effectively.
• management reporting to regional EMEA Compliance

To work in conjunction with the EMEA Head of AML on the local implementation of Bank AML policies.
Establish cross divisional Legal & Compliance plans for the location and work with regional and divisional management to ensure that these plans are implemented.
Periodically present at the local management committees on Legal & Compliance related issues and initiatives.
Assess the competence and effectiveness of Legal & Compliance personnel and actively participate in hiring, promotion and compensation processes.
Manage the Formalities / Account Opening department including approval

What do you know that makes you a great Group Head of Risk & Compliance?

Previous experience in a senior compliance role within Private Banking required
Previous staff management experience
Used to operating a senior level and assuming this level of responsibility

Salary circa £100k based on experience with bonus & an excellent relocation and benefits package.

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