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Compliance Officer, Anti-Financial Crime (London) - 12m FTC

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income with deep expertise across public and private markets. We invest our clients' capital across a range of fixed income and credit opportunities, leveraging our decades of experience navigating complex debt markets. Our flexible capital base and deep relationships with issuers have helped us become one of the world's largest providers of traditional and nontraditional solutions for companies that need financing and investors who seek strong risk-adjusted returns.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

Main Purpose

The primary responsibility of this role is to execute and enhance the Anti-Financial Crime Compliance program at PIMCO EMEA. This program extends to PIMCO's Mutual and Alternatives Funds Business, the Alternatives investment management areas, and PIMCO's institutional client business.


Anti-Financial Crime Focus:
  • Regularly engage with the firm's Senior Management, as well as staff members of our client-facing and Alternatives business areas
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a busy and time-sensitive environment
  • Provide compliance advice and produce timely and relevant management information
Evolve the EMEA Compliance Program:
  • Be part of the broader EMEA Regulatory Compliance team, which identifies key risk areas for Compliance and adapts the Compliance program and resource allocations accordingly
  • Conduct "horizon scanning" for regulatory changes, expectations voiced by regulators through various publications, and industry best practices to enhance the EMEA Compliance program
  • Excel in a strong "player-coach" model in a flat, non-hierarchical business
Contribute to the Success of a Truly Global Team:
  • Embrace the "player-coach" model prevalent at PIMCO, which requires actively participating in hands-on work and collaborating effectively in a team-based environment
  • Execute the Anti-Financial Crime program across functions, including testing and monitoring activities, to ensure adherence to policies and regulatory requirements in collaboration with other team members locally and globally
  • Proven Compliance experience in Anti-Financial Crime Programs, which is crucial for success in this role
  • Experience in developing a risk-based, audit-ready Compliance program, with a focus on first-line controls and related Compliance activities on Anti-Financial Crime subject matters
  • Extensive knowledge of UK and EU regulations is required
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and expectations related to Anti-Financial Crime within the broader regulatory framework applicable to PIMCO EMEA
  • Flexibility in approaching complex subject matter and understanding the business needs within the context of regulatory requirements is crucial
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Clear, detailed, logical approach with excellent record-keeping abilities, and the ability to work with little supervision
  • Desirable to have clear, concise communication skills and experience presenting complex subject matter to business audiences
  • Highest professional standards and client service orientation are essential for success in this role
  • Must be a team player with the ability to foster good working relations and support the team's professional standards and client service orientation
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

Applicants with Disabilities

PIMCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, you may contact us at 949-720-7744 and leave a message. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers with disabilities to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

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