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Serves as a Product Compliance Officer for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) responsible for establishing internal strategies, policies, procedures, processes, and programs to prevent violations of law, rule, or regulation and design and deliver a risk management framework that maintains risk levels within the firm's risk appetite and protect the franchise.
In addition, engages with the ICRM product and function coverage teams, in order to partner to develop and apply CRM program solutions that meet the function/business/product and customer needs in a manner consistent with the Citi program framework. Primary responsibilities include monitoring compliance risk behaviours, providing day-to-day Compliance advice relating to operations, financial requirements, and guidance to the EMEA Global Spread Products business and the associated regulatory rules/laws and interpretation on internal policies and procedures.
Global Spread Products is a sales, trading, financing, securitization and distribution business for Credit, Residential and Commercial Real Estate products.
Key activities include:
Designing, developing, delivering and maintaining best-in-class Compliance, programs, policies and practices for ICRM. Translates ICRM strategy and goals across Citi's clients, products and geographies in a succinct and clear manner; provide direction and guidance on the programs.
Serving as a subject matter expert on Citi's Compliance programs. Provides expert guidance on product regulations on a real-time basis to manage compliance risk.
Staying abreast of relevant changes to rules/regulations and other industry news including regulatory findings.
Overseeing the monitoring and identification of regulatory developments, including enforcement actions, and new laws, regulations, rules, and interpretations or guidance relating to the supported product.
Analysing and scoping the impact of new and complex regulatory developments across senior product, including cross-border impact.
Advising ICRM and product management and personnel on regulatory and compliance issues and provide credible challenge.
Participating in industry groups and trade association working groups or other forums.
Leading initiatives and managing high-impact special project work streams with a results-driven focus to deliver solutions, including coordinating the implementation of new regulatory requirements.
Managing strategy and responses to regulatory examinations, reviews and inquiries and internal and external investigations, as well as testing and audit.
Designing and lead compliance and control reviews.
Partnering with other ICRM teams and global functions, including Legal, Risk, Operations and Technology, and Finance to prevent and detect non-compliance issues and promote a culture of compliance.
Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
Relevant Bachelor's degree
Experience in compliance, legal or other control-related function in a regulated financial services firm; experience in area of focus; strong working knowledge of fixed income and/or debt capital markets products
Expertise of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies
Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills
Must be a self-starter, flexible, innovative and adaptive
Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, team oriented and organise
Strong presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions through concise and clear messaging
Ability to work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units; ability to navigate a complex organization; to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level
Experience in managing regulatory exams and relationships with examiners, auditors, etc.
Awareness of regulatory requirements including local and US laws international and industry standard
Advanced knowledge in area of focus.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.