Core Compliance Team

Kleinwort Hambros
 London, United Kingdom       Permanent contract        Legal / Taxation / Compliance


Description of the Business Line or Department

At a strategic level, the compliance and financial crime (CAFC) team is a crucial function within the KH Group and is responsible for identifying, assessing, monitoring and reporting on the firm’s compliance risk. CAFC seeks to ensure that the KH Group complies with its obligations and advises the business in respect of regulatory matters. The teams focus is divided into a number of specific areas, including:

4   Conduct of business;

4   Regulatory liaison including non-financial regulatory reporting;

4   Assurance

4   Compliance projects;

4   Financial crime including AB&C and sanctions; 

4   Legal entity requirements; and

4   Regulatory change.

The Core Compliance Team (CCT)’s specific role within the wider CAFC structure is to operate on group-wide basis to:

4   Support all KH entities by completing defined compliance and financial crime activities / tasks.

4   Assist the CAFC teams located in the UK, Channel Islands and Gibraltar with a range of technical and administrative tasks.

4   Assist commercial and administrative business units in the first line by providing technical compliance support including responding to queries, providing certain approvals and advising on regulatory changes.   

4   Support other second and third lines of defence functions to build and maintain a comprehensive and effective risk management and control framework.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

4   Support the Group Compliance Function in the completion of a number of Core Compliance activities at a Group level to ensure the Compliance function meets its regulatory obligation and can support the commercial and administrative business units.

4   Support the Group Compliance Function comply with all relevant legislation, rules, regulations and codes of conduct through a coordinated and effective approach to regulatory rules mapping including regulatory change.

4   Safeguard the reputation of the Kleinwort Hambros Group by undertaking a range of compliance and financial crime activities for all KH entities and jurisdictions in accordance with KPIs and KRIs for the CCT.

Summary of responsibilities

4   Assist in the maintenance of the KH Group’s Compliance manuals, policies and procedures, logs and registers to ensure each legal entity’s systems and controls continue to meet its regulatory obligations and requirements.

4   Manage non financial regulatory change (exc. Pudential/Data Protection) by identifying, reviewing and assessing the impact of new national and international legislation, regulation, guidance and rules and liasing with the business to help embed these requirements.

4   Assist in the updating and maintenance of the Compliance Functions Rule Mapping requirements across all jurisdictions.

4   Support the Compliance Function by completing internal and external reporting requirements.

4   Act as first point of contact for routine business queries and support requests.

4   Act as a point of escalation referral to SMEs, BPs or legal entity CAFC teams including compliance officers and MLROs.  

4   Complete periodic assurance tasks, Compliance and AML controls and country risk reviews.

4   Assist in the delivery and review of the Annual Attestation process

4   Undertake compliance project actions, including participating in regulatory visits, Audit reviews etc as required.

4   Support the closure of audit or other recommendations relevant to CAFC.

4   Assist in the delivery of education, awareness and training to staff on Compliance topics

4   Lead on the completion of the COMPASS Control Assessments seeking SME input

4   Assist in completing the Compliance Risk Assessments for each legal entity in the KH Group  

4   Complete the review and approval of Financial Promotions and Outside Business Interests requests.

4   Ensure that all other SLAs in place between the CCT and other CAFC functions are met.

Perform all duties in accordance with the principles outlined in the SG Code of Conduct, as well as the policies and procedures relevant to your responsibilities, to ensure that you adhere to a culture that treats clients fairly and focuses on the long-term sustainability of client relationships.


Level of Autonomy and Authority

·         Expected to complete compliance related activities across all jurisdictions in accordance with agreed practices, policies and procedures.   

Profile Required


§  Individual contributor competencies as defined by the SG Leadership model

§  Good understanding of local and international compliance provisions

§  Significant Financial Services experience

§  Can demonstrate significant compliance experience

§  Experience of working on Compliance related projects

§  Knowledge of local business, products and front office

§  Good knowledge and understanding of control and reporting tools

§  Ability to assess and analyse information

§  Attention to detail and focus

§  Good written & communication skills

§  Knowledge of Immune golden rules and adherence to them

§  Numeracy, drafting and record keeping

§  Team Spirit & Collaboration

§  Attention to detail and focus

§  Good project / change management skills

Why Join Us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business Insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000H95
Business unit: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 29/09/2020
Date of publication: 30/07/2020
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Core Compliance Team

Permanent contract   |   London   |   Legal / Taxation / Compliance