Compliance Director (Asset Management)

London, United Kingdom
To be discussed
11 Mar 2023
10 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Compliance Director | UK & European Specialist | Asset Management

  • We make a difference, delivering outcomes for our millions of members
  • New Leadership seat in London to lead and grow a niche compliance department
  • Be the local expert for business risk, control, regulatory and compliance matters

AustralianSuper is the largest pension fund in Australia - in the top 20 largest pension funds globally and in the top 50 asset owners globally.

With more than £160bn in assets under management, and a world-class investment team, AustralianSuper has the appetite and capability to directly invest in large-scale opportunities.

At AustralianSuper, we truly care about our colleagues. We know work and life are intertwined. That's why we support the diverse needs of everyone and have policies that enable us all to thrive and be truly flexible. We ensure diversity is celebrated for the opportunity it provides us all to learn and grow, and ultimately to deliver better outcomes for members.

Your new role

The Investment Compliance and Operational Risk Team at AustralianSuper is a first line business risk and control function, supporting the Investments and Finance & Operations Groups.

The team is a critical enabler of the Fund's international platform and works across areas such as; market abuse regulations and surveillance, best execution, trading advisory, information barriers, and many more. Reporting to our Head of Fund Services, International, you will work with a team of 4 to;
  • Build, lead and develop the growing department
  • Take on expert duties advising internal stakeholders on operational risk, regulatory, compliance, control matters.
  • Lead incident investigations, manage escalations and advise on and oversee action plans and remediation efforts across the locations.
  • Partner with Group Risk (second line of defence) and other stakeholders within risk and compliance globally
  • Lead and oversee policy and frameworks changes impacting London / New York offices and colleagues
  • Develop appropriate reporting and insights for local management teams

This role is based on site at London King's Cross Estate, one of the core assets of the Fund's global portfolio.

What you'll need

Culture is key at AustralianSuper, and we are looking for someone who is a team player that enjoys working in a high performing collaborative team

As a new seat within the Fund, you will need:
  • Significant leadership experience, managing growing teams, and other managers
  • A very broad compliance and risk background, working across a range of compliance teams
  • Experience within asset management and financial services
  • Excellent compliance (LOD1 and LOD2) experience in the UK and Europe
  • Hands-on approach

Additionally, stakeholder management exposure is key, working with C-suite, Group Executives and Board level officials within the Fund.

Life at AustralianSuper

Our London and New York offices are made up of 80 talented colleagues and is expected to grow four-fold over the next three years meaning when you join you become a key part of building our culture.

As we collaborate with colleagues across multiple time zones flexibility in work hours are both a requirement and opportunity for this role.

We offer great benefits including generous leave type, leading pension contributions, health insurance and promote a blended working environment in which all roles can flex, and we're happy to discuss what this looks like for you.

We are committed to supporting our diverse workforce in a way that is inclusive and embraces diversity in all its forms. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let our recruitment team know.

What's next

Apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results .

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