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Compliance, Global Banking and Markets - Electronic Trading Compliance, Executive Director, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our division prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm's culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm's enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm's second line of defense, Compliance assesses the firm's compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm's responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You'll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.
Position Overview:
The role of a Global Banking & Markets - Public Compliance officer is to assist the firm in preventing, detecting and mitigating compliance, regulatory, and reputational risk within the Global Banking & Markets - Public by articulating and maintaining the standards of conduct required of the firm's businesses as well as the laws, regulations and policies governing those businesses. Divisional Compliance provides coverage support to the Division's functional (including sales and trading) and product areas (equities, options, fixed income, etc.), while working closely with other firm departments, including Legal, Risk, Finance, Operations, Technology, and Internal Audit.
  • Provide day-to-day line Compliance coverage for Global Banking & Markets - Public's Electronic Trading Compliance team
  • Review, assess and mitigate all forms of Compliance risk associated with electronic trading across all Global Banking & Markets - Public asset classes (i.e. Equities and FICC).
  • Particular equities or electronic trading expertise preferred, but not mandatory
  • Advise on how to conduct the firm's business in a manner that complies with the vast array of rules, regulations and regulatory expectations
  • Assess new business initiatives and coordinate with interested stakeholders to support the firms overall governance framework
  • Represent Compliance in broad based cross-divisional projects supporting regulatory requirements
  • Develop, draft and maintain Compliance policies and procedures outlining firm requirements, regulations and best practices related to electronic trading
  • Engage with regulatory agencies and work with other stakeholders to provide responses to regulatory inquiries and exams
  • Create and implement Compliance training programs
  • Assist with regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries
  • Perform look-backs, oversight and surveillances to assess compliance risks and breaches
  • Analyze new or amended laws, rules and regulations in order to formulate practical solutions to industry-wide issues
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years Compliance, Legal, Regulatory or Financial Services industry experience
  • Particular FICC or Equities Compliance or Electronic Trading Compliance expertise preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of trading rules and regulations (MIFID II, MAR, Benchmarks, Dodd Frank, REMIT, FX Global Code, LBMA Precious Metals Code, FMSB Standards, EMIR, CFTC, SEC) with a particular focus on electronic trading rules (e.g. RTS 6, etc.)
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure
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