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Senior Compliance Officer

Date Posted: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: MetLife

Job Description

 

Position:  Senior Compliance Officer, Investments 

Job Location:  Dublin, Ireland

 

MetLife, Inc (“MetLife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers.

 

Our Dublin Office, located in the City Centre, is the Insurance Operational Headquarters for our Western and Central Europe Region, in addition a significant number of our colleagues are focused on supporting our broader EMEA and Global functions. It’s home to our Insurance business, housing our Actuarial, Audit, Compliance, Finance, IT, Legal, Operations, Risk and Treasury Teams. 2021 sees the office expanding, incorporating MetLife Investment Management. As we expand our London EMEA Investment operation into Ireland, the Senior Compliance Officer will be a key hire for this newly created entity.

 

Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior Compliance Officer for MetLife Investment Management Europe Limited (“MIMEL”) will report directly to the EMEA Chief Compliance Officer in the UK.  The role will hold the regulatory responsibility of the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) PCF 15 – Head of Compliance with responsibility for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing and PCF 39F – Designated Person for Regulatory Compliance.  The Senior Compliance Officer will need to offer credible challenge, escalation of issues and reporting, as appropriate, working closely with the Investments team and functional peers in Risk, Legal, and Internal Audit throughout Europe and the US to implement controls and guidelines while ensuring compliance with global and regional policies, procedures and standards, laws, rules, and regulations.

    

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Lead, implement, and oversee a CBI compliance program, acting as a liaison and primary oversight relationship with the CBI regarding licensing matters, regulated activity, and regulatory reporting
  • Provide on-going compliance advice, counsel, and oversight to the regulated entity MIMEL and its personnel
  • Fulfil the regulatory requirements of compliance oversight and money laundering reporting officer as defined by the CBI, i.e. PCF 15 and PCF 39F
  • Work with the business to avoid or resolve breaches and violations of regulatory policies, managing external reporting when required
  • Monitor all regulatory examination findings to ensure identified control weaknesses are addressed
  • Stay abreast of changes in the Irish regulatory environment; educate business teams, collaborate to implement necessary changes, and maintain a current inventory of applicable laws and regulations

 

Essential Business Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably with a CBI registered investment management firm with 1-2 years serving as Head of Compliance with responsibility for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing and PCF 39F – Designated Person for Regulatory Compliance
  • Extensive knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to MetLife’s Investment activities in Europe, especially AIFMD, UCITSD, MiFID and GDPR
  • Understanding of institutional investment management, including products, investment guidelines and process, and other industry aspects in order to apply business acumen to interpretation of regulations
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to write procedures, prepare formal disclosure statements and regulatory reports
  • Demonstrated ability to assess risks and controls, determine when controls are not operating effectively, and act accordingly
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills at all levels; executive credibility to interact at Executive Group & Board levels as well as ability to translate complex regulations effectively to enable business understanding and solutions implementation
  • Dedicated, self-motivated professional with an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Track record of designing and implementing successful training experiences
  • Financial & business acumen, a global perspective

Preferred:

  • Legal background, LLB, LLM, or JD
  • MBA
  • Experience working with colleagues in different countries

 

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.  We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this.  Any applicants with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.

 

 

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.   

      

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.  Visit us at www.metlife.com to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 

 

 

 

At MetLife we ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, Health Insurance, income protection and pension benefits. MetLife will also assist in the funding of Professional Fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax

 

Bring your true self to work every day, receive the development and support you need to perform at your best, opportunities to advance your career and surround yourself with likeminded people. Join MetLife.

 

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MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Requisition #: 117017