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MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) is one of the world's leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with around 2,300 offices in over 50 countries including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Oceania, and East Asia. The group has over 150,000 employees, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. To ensure that our organisation conducts its business such that we protect our reputation, our business, and our customers within the regulatory and legal framework. As part of a leading global financial group, MUFG is required to act with integrity and meet our corporate responsibilities in the fifty-plus countries and regions where we operate. Ensuring we have a comprehensive financial crime compliance program is one of our most important responsibilities. MUFG has established the Global Financial Crimes Division in New York, USA to lead the program and each region under this program has a Financial Crimes Office. Financial Crimes Office EMEA (FCOE) is the regional office responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective systems and controls to protect customers' assets and to mitigate the risk that BTMU might be used to further financial crime in EMEA. MUFG's financial crime compliance framework includes control processes designed to help the Bank detect, deter, and prevent financial crime as well as assess and mitigate related risks (i.e., money laundering and terrorist financing risk, sanctions risk, and bribery and corruption risk) in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations, supervisory guidance, and commensurate with the Bank's risk profile and risk appetite. MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Provide subject matter expertise to offices within the EMEA region advising on the management of financial crime risks associated with complex products such as Correspondent Banking and Trade Finance.
Assist in implementing and maintaining the appropriate control framework to manage the risks arising from such complex products.
Review, challenge and recommend approval of new products from a financial crime risk perspective.
Provide specific KYC and AML advice on Customers utilizing Trade Finance / Correspondent Banking products where requested.
Understanding and advising of the risk factors that distinguish Correspondent Banking from other products utilized by financial institution customers.
Communicate specific risks that arise from the provision of complex products to key stakeholders.
Resolving issues identified via MUFG's testing functions, audits, regulatory exams, programmatic reviews, and quality assurance efforts.
Overseeing the First Line of Defense (1LOD) and the Centre of Excellence (COE) activity to ensure compliance with applicable policies and standards pertaining to Correspondent banking and Trade Finance.
Provision of specific and bespoke advice relating to correspondent banking and trade finance as required.
Taking responsibility for managing small projects, and participating & representing FCOE's interests in larger projects across the Bank.
Developing a good understanding of the broader banking and regulatory environment, primarily focusing on Correspondent Banking and trade Finance, keeping up to date with developments and their impact on MUFG.
Supporting the Complex Product Team Leader in producing and reporting key risk indicators to FCOE management.
Assist in the writing and delivery of bespoke training to applicable FCOE staff and others stakeholders as required.
WORK EXPERIENCE Essential:
At least 4 years' experience within financial crimes area of a global bank, consulting firm or regulatory agency and with proven exposure to correspondent banking and trade finance risk management.
Proven experience in communicating with and influencing key stakeholders such as relationship managers and operations.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Functional / Technical Competencies:
Experience with managing stakeholder relationships within and outside of the local function/role.
Knowledge of a wide variety Financial Crimes Compliance laws and regulations;
Excellent judgement and analytical skills;
Experience in drafting, designing and executing Correspondent Banking / Trade Finance control framework in accordance with Global Policies, Standards and/or Procedures; and
Strong written and verbal communication skills with stakeholders at all levels.
Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
A proactive, motivated approach.
The ability to operate with urgency and prioritize work accordingly
Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
A structured and logical approach to work
Strong problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressured environment
A confident approach, with the ability to provide clear direction to your team
Excellent managerial/leadership experience
The ability to lead a high performing team
A strategic approach, with the ability to lead and motivate your team
PERFORMANCE AND DUTIES The role holder will be assessed in accordance with their employing entity's performance framework and process with relevant input obtained from the dual hatting entity as relevant. As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and emended in consultation with the role holder. The role holder will carry out other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role as requested by their line manager or Department Head. MANAGING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The role holder will have responsibilities for both MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.
The role holder will be required to perform their duties and responsibilities on an entity neutral basis, without favour.
The role holder is required to follow regulatory requirements applicable to ensure each business is appropriately supported and to maintain the legal entity integrity of each of MUFG Bank and MUS.
Working terms are dictated by functional mandates, the terms of the Dual-Hat Arrangement Agreement in place between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc and any other relevant agreements entered into between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.
The role holder will have responsibility for identifying and resolving where there may be a difference or conflict in needs between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc, escalating to their manager where required.
MUFG, a global financial group is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.
We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.
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