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Compliance Manager - International Fiduciary Services (IFS)/Trust - Asset Management - Global Financial Crimes Compliance - Nassau, Bahamas

Job Description

The Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) organization has over 700 staff members across the world. The team covers both global and business-aligned functions supporting the firm's Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, and Anti-Corruption programs and is led by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/AML Officer and the AML Operations Executive.


Global Financial Crime Compliance Manager International Fiduciary Services (IFS)/Trust Compliance  

This position will be part of the firm's GFCC Department responsible for reviewing and assessing AML and Sanctions risks within Asset Management (AM)’s International Fiduciary Services & Trust Department.  The candidate will be expected to interact with the trust and fiduciary businesses and senior AML management.  This position requires sound judgment, attention to detail, and the highest degree of confidentiality and accuracy in the handling of information received in the course of discharging responsibilities.   Effectively and voluntarily takes on additional roles and responsibilities including participating in projects; works closely with colleagues to solve problems. The IFS/Trust businesses include locations in Delaware, Bahamas, New Zealand and Cayman Islands.  The position will be based in IFS headquarters, located in Nassau, Bahamas.


  • Act as the GFCC representative for IFS/Trust, which includes, but is not limited to, advising the business on AML, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption risks;
  • Ensure the GFCC/AML program is administered appropriately by the trust entities;
  • Conduct ongoing AML transaction monitoring and investigations;
  • Act as Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) with responsibility for filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs);
  • Participate in, deliver updates and prepare metrics for Trust board and Risk committee meetings, risk classification reviews, assessments and feedback;
  • Advise the lines of business and senior AML management on BSA/AML/Sanctions/Anti-corruption risks;
  • Engage in new product/services reviews and approvals for the IFS/Trust businesses;
  • Participate in/produce AML risk assessments and RCSA as they pertain to the IFS businesses;
  • Ensure proper escalation of risk issues and findings through reputation risk or equivalent trust committees and to fiduciary management;
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and work flows in connection with the trust companies, with an understanding of local regulatory requirements at all trust locations;
  • Assist with KYC Advisor obligations, provide KYC-specific advice to business and BQC;
  • Coordinate and support GWM escalations process, including significant client matters with business as necessary;
  • Work with front office and Onboarding officers on KYC procedure, client exceptions and KYC Committee requests;
  • Lead contact for AML-related Audits, Testing, and Regulatory exams corrective actions;
  • Prepare and conduct targeted AML, Sanctions, Anti Corruption and ad-hoc training to local staff;
  • Extensive banking and compliance knowledge and application of the AML and Sanction regulations of the IFS trust jurisdictions (Bahamas, Cayman, New Zealand) and the Bank Secrecy Act as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act and implementing regulations
  • Working knowledge of the financial services industry with a focus on wealth and investment management products and services including fiduciary/trust structures, wealth planning, private banking and investment funds (registered funds, hedge funds) and the flexibility to learn new products, as applicable. 
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required and/or JD a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, problem solving, good critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Adept to multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a high-pressure environment
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships with colleagues, desire to learn quickly, be flexible and comfortable working with all levels of management
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint)


Req #: 160002122
Location: Nassau, NP BS
Job Category: Compliance
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

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