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Private Markets KYC - Associate-VP

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Job Description

A new opportunity to partner with the Primary Markets business, providing operational support and advising them on the KYC implications of complex transactions.


  • As a business KYC Specialist, you will be responsible for conducting customer due diligence checks, screening PEP and sanction lists, and performing adverse media screening to ensure compliance with internal policies and regulatory frameworks.
  • You will work closely with key stakeholders, including Business, Financial Crime & Compliance, Legal, Operations, and Middle Office, to facilitate the establishment of new client relationships and ensure a seamless front-to-back onboarding process.
  • You will provide ongoing training and support to junior team members, leading the implementation of new regulations, and developing new policies and procedures to reflect changing regulatory requirements.
  • You will also be responsible for leading strategic initiatives to improve process efficiency and customer experience, as well as assist the Compliance team in dealing with regulatory enquiries relating to the firm's AML policies and processes.
  • This is a unique opportunity for a KYC professional to work with the primary markets business, sitting alongside the front office bankers and develop an understanding of complex private transactions.

Required skills

  • To be considered for this position, you must have previous experience in a similar AML/KYC role within a financial services firm.
  • You must also have knowledge of financial markets and products, Customer Identification Programs (CIP)/Know Your Customer (KYC) and relevant regulations, and corporate structures and the impact they have on the KYC/AML process.
  • Fluency in Japanese and English is required, and you must be able to communicate complex issues to a wide array of internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization as well as clients with differing levels of product experience.

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of primary markets

Personal Attributes

  • If you are a self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership and accountability of projects, has strong organizational skills, and the ability to effectively manage competing priorities, we encourage you to apply.
  • This is a fast-paced environment, so you should be flexible and able to work well under pressure in a team environment.

About our client
A leading global investment bank with a strong business in Japan.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Steven Howden
Steven Howden