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Chief Compliance Officer, PPRE

Employer
PIMCO
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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.

Overview

The PIMCO Prime Real Estate GmbH ("PPRE") Chief Compliance Officer leads the global PPRE Compliance Function, advises the PPRE management in relation to all compliance matters and is responsible for overseeing a best in class global compliance program. The PPRE Chief Compliance Officer is the primary point of contact for the PPRE management, shareholders and external stakeholders with regard to all compliance matters in relation to PPRE's real estate advisory, investment and management activities globally.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead PPRE's global compliance department of ca. 10 compliance officers in Europe, the U.S. and Asia Pacific
  • Oversee the global compliance program for PPRE's business activities, taking into account applicable regulatory and business risks, as well as requirements defined by relevant stakeholders (PPRE Board of Management, PPRE Executive Committee, PPRE's Supervisory Board & shareholder etc.)
  • Implement and enforce PPRE's global compliance policies across regions and subsidiaries, including overseeing the surveillance and testing program, and continually evaluating the efficacy of PPRE's policies and procedures, in order to implement appropriate enhancements , where needed; Champion a strong culture of compliance and serve as a culture carrier for the compliance team and the PPRE organization more broadly
  • Monitor and Coordinate implementation of new or revised regulatory requirements relevant to PPRE's business, in alignment with the legal function
  • Oversee the global compliance activities, including anti-financial crime, MNPI, conflicts of interest, information barriers, whistleblowing etc.
  • Advise PPRE management on regulatory and compliance risks, strategy and program
  • Provide regular reporting to the PPRE management, shareholder and other relevant stakeholders in relation to PPRE's compliance risks and compliance program
  • Partnership with PIMCO & evolution of the Compliance Framework (i.e. implementation efforts and roadmap work including but not limited to systems)
Professional Skills Requirements
  • Have a strong sense of integrity, behaving consistently with expressed ethical values and principles
  • Exceptional compliance, regulatory and legal knowledge, including a strong understanding of investment related regulatory requirements in Europe (in particular MiFID, AIFMD); general understanding of the U.S. Regulatory framework for investment advisors is preferred but not required
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills; the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, follow up, produce consistently accurate work, and meet strict deadlines
  • Highly flexible, multi-task oriented: capable of rapidly changing directions based on business demands
  • Consensus builder and team player with the ability to work well within a matrix organization
  • Service-oriented, with the ability to balance regulatory and policy standards along with a business perspective
Qualifications
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in compliance topics in a multinational company in the investment/asset management industry or top tier law firm, preferably with real estate investment background
  • Several years of proven leadership experience at a senior level: Strong leadership skills and the ability to steer a team of compliance professionals around the globe
  • University degree, preferably a law degree
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to investment managers, including the European MiFID and AIFMD, ideally also the U.S. Investment Advisers Act
  • Fluency in English. Other languages, in particular German and French, are an asset
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.

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