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Senior Compliance Officer at Robeco

About Robeco

Robeco is a global asset manager and offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide. Robeco ‘s head office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company has a strong presence in Europe, Asia and the US as well as a developing presence in emerging markets such as Latin America. Robeco was founded in 1929 in the Netherlands. Today, Robeco is the center of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation, Robeco ‘s shareholder based in Tokyo, Japan.

Compliance team Robeco

Compliance supports Robeco to ensure it to be a sound and compliant asset manager. We advise, manage implementation and monitor the compliance to external and internal rules and regulations at Robeco, to ensure that the organization is compliant. Rules on for instance Market Abuse, best execution, CDD/AML, fund management and international distribution form part of our daily work as well as rules relating to behavior of staff (e.g. private investments, gifts & entertainment, privacy/ confidentiality).

Internal rules are laid down in different compliance policies that are maintained and updated by Compliance, to translate and fulfill requirements in rules on behavior of staff in the asset management business. Basis for these rules are predominantly laid down in EU law e.g. UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID or GDPR.

Besides advising on existing rules, assessing and implementing new rules and monitoring the compliance to these, Compliance also stimulates awareness of employees on the rules by providing training and education (e.g. via developing e-learnings). Compliance works with 8 people from our headquarters in Rotterdam and is also responsible for the various international offices worldwide (within the EU as well as outside e.g. the USA, Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong). Although some activities regarding international offices are centrally managed from Rotterdam, in other locations we also work close together with Local Compliance Officers. Next to this we also work closely together with other control functions at Robeco like Risk Management, Legal, Internal Audit, as well as with various functions in the business (e.g. Client Services).

Contact

Robeco FIRST
Weena 850
3014 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
career@robeco.com

Position

We are looking for a Senior Compliance Officer with several years of experience in a comparable position at an asset manager, or experience with compliance and the internal & external rules for asset managers (fund managers and/ or managing institutional mandates).

The Senior Compliance Officer is able to asses developments in the rules as well as changing opinions in society regarding behavior, and to translate these into activities and internal procedures for Robeco and manage the work program and risk assessment for Compliance accordingly. The Senior Compliance Officer will manage implementation projects and are responsible for several compliance topics. In this position you also manage the adequate compliance regarding one or more international offices, e.g. the US and UK. Next to this you will communicate and advise to management and the business on different topics and you are responsible for preparing responses to regulators where needed.

In this position you report directly to the Chief Compliance Officer and work closely together with the other Compliance Officers as well as the business.

Requirements

  • Academic level of education (e.g. law/ audit degree or comparable);
  • 8 years or more experience with compliance and/or rules/regulations for the asset management industry in an international context;
  • Experience with US and/ or UK compliance is a pré;
  • Experience with inquiries and communication with regulators;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including preparing and giving presentations, and demonstrated ability to prepare concise, accurate reports for management;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload and meet deadlines;
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

Offer

We offer an impactful role within an organization that is expanding globally, has flexible working possibilities and stimulates personal development. For this position, you will be stationed at our Rotterdam office.

Application process

More information about this position? Please contact Inèz den Nijs, partner at HDDN Legal Search, by phone: 06 26 40 62 41 or email: idennijs@hddn.nl.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.