On-Boarding Specialist - AML/KYC (African Markets Desk)

Location: London, United Kingdom

The Role

We have a unique opportunity for an experienced client on-boarding specialist with African markets experience to support our busy Compliance team within our Capital Markets business unit.  We are looking for an individual who is experienced in a fast paced Financial Services environment completing on-boarding for clients across the EMEA region.  The successful candidate will be confident and a team player who is pragmatic and resourceful. Previous experience with anti-money laundering and due diligence checks is essential, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is desired.


• Assist in client on-boarding processes primarily for EMEA based clients
• Liaise with Account Executive(s) and/or clients to obtain outstanding information from the clients
• Provide general advice on KYC requirements and current status of account opening to account executives
• Ad hoc functions relating to KYC including, name changes; re-opening of accounts, collation of data for on-going reviews etc.
• Perform due diligence checks on a risk based approach to meet regulatory requirements and in line with the Company’s policies and Procedures
• Prepare documentation for Management approval (compile and scan once completed)
• Obtain research information as appropriate e.g. Dunn & Bradstreet; Experian, Thomson Reuters, Accelus, etc
• Take part in projects as and when required by the Head of the Department including AML reviews

Skills & Experience

• Experience within the financial sector environment, preferably wholesale or investment banking
• Experience of conducting customer on-boarding at a financial institution
• Good practical interpretation and application of KYC related matters
• Understanding of UK anti-money laundering regulations
• Experience in working with Microsoft Office packages Word, Excel and Outlook
• Attention to detail
• Proactive approach

• Ideally have French language skills



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