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Corporate Compliance Associate

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Your team

The Core Compliance team establishes and oversees Compliance requirements for employee-related activities and evaluates adherence to these requirements to avoid perceived or actual conflicts. Scope of oversight includes personal trading, gifts and entertainment, outside activities, private investments, and Complaints process through advising employees on requirements; and monitoring employee adherence and applying restrictions as needed.

Your role and impact

The individual will support and partner with the EMEA Core Compliance team members in the effective execution of key employee personal conflict processes such as Employee Personal Trading , Private Investment, Gifts & Entertainment, Outside Activities as well as drive ongoing stakeholder engagement and key regional and/or global projects. The individual will be involved in supporting/executing operational and/or compliance risk management-related processes .

The role will also involve providing subject matter expertise to support the development of operational procedures and implementation of revised frameworks in relation to the areas noted above. The role includes significant engagement with individuals at all levels across all EMEA business areas and offers an opportunity to bring fresh perspectives and innovation to drive evolution of processes. The individual will therefore ideally have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable in dealing with stakeholders at all levels.

Your responsibilities

  • Execute routine Core Compliance review, monitoring and escalation processes, including for employee activities such as personal trading, outside activities, gifts and entertainment, as well as EMEA Complaints process.
  • Support and implement employee activity/related compliance policies to assure compliance with key underlying regulatory and policy requirements
  • Support internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Seek opportunities within Core Compliance frameworks to bolster controls and assure transparency and enhanced issue identification through relevant metrics / reporting measures.
  • Provide initial and ongoing training sessions to employees of the firm.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of changes in key regulatory requirements impacting the above-mentioned processes. This also includes analysis of risks identified as part of the BAU processes.
  • Collaborate and work closely with regional Core Compliance teams to ensure consistency in approach and connectivity.
  • Support ongoing evolution of Core Compliance program, including but not limited to, process and control re-underwriting, technology enhancements.

You have
  • 3-5 years of experience working in an employee compliance, conflicts or code of conduct related function (personal trading, outside activities, gifts and entertainment, and Complaints process)
  • Strong general risk management and/or Compliance experience beneficial
  • Strong operational analytic and/or project management experience beneficial
  • Experience and understanding of personal conflicts which exist within asset management / financial industry
  • Knowledge, understanding and awareness of current regulatory landscape

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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