Posted - 31 May 2019

Location - LONDON, UK




Our client is a privately held international business group (the “Group”) which owns and manages a handful of substantial distinct operating businesses across different sectors together with diverse financial investments with its principal offices in the UK, US and Monaco.


They are looking to fill a newly created position as Group Head of Compliance.


Compliance responsibility will extend across the different operating businesses and financial investments as well as the in-house Private Office responsible for looking after the owning family’s personal affairs and assets.


The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a regulated financial institution, family office and/or other similar organisation, who has a broad range of international compliance experience including CRS, FATCA, CBCR, AML, KYC and CDD. Even more important than specific experience is the ability for strategic, lateral thinking and not to lose sight of big picture objectives.


Day to day support for the successful candidate will be provided by a company secretarial team that sits across the different business lines within the Group and the Private Office. The successful candidate will also liaise extensively with relevant in-house counsel and commercial directors within the different businesses. The successful candidate will report to the Group General Counsel who has oversight of the entire Group Legal and Private Office function.


This role will be based in London. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with a very successful longstanding privately held business group. It will suit someone looking for a long-term career move. The Group has an extremely high retention rate of staff and welcomes team players who embrace a hard-working but collegiate environment.


Duties will include but not be restricted to:

  • Establish and take oversight of AML and KYC processes (both from an internal perspective and in interactions with third parties, such as banks, investment managers, hedge funds etc.).
  • Take oversight and ownership for the Group Compliance function.
  • Take ownership and supervision of incoming compliance and regulatory enquiries.
  • Testing and monitoring the implementation of Group Compliance policies and ensuring they remain up to date with changing compliance and regulatory regimes.


Required Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Experience in Compliance, AML, KYC experience within financial services, family office, or similar.
  • Professional qualifications
  • Strategic, lateral thinker who sees “big picture”.



  • Salary based on experience and qualifications.


If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV to Jeremy Green at


REF: AGR2548

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