Northern Trust

EMEA Regulatory Risk and Oversight Manager (SVP Level)

London, UK
24 May 2024
21 Jun 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world’s most successful individuals, families, and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise, and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

This is an exciting opportunity within the recently-established Regulatory Risk & Oversight Office in Asset Servicing.

The Regulatory Risk & Oversight Office oversees the management of regulatory risk across Asset Servicing.

It provides governance and oversight of the frameworks that enable understanding of regulatory obligations, mitigation of regulatory risks, and compliance with regulations applicable to Asset Servicing.

The Regulatory Risk & Oversight Office design supports this mandate across four key pillars: i) Regulatory Framework & Governance, ii) Regulatory Change Oversight, iii) Regulatory Risk Management, and iv) Regulatory Strategy & Sustainability.

The EMEA Regulatory Risk Program & Portfolio Manager is primarily responsible for the oversight of the portfolio of regulatory risk remediation projects arising from regulatory and compliance risk “hot spot” areas in the production environment, as well as the management of selected remediation projects.

The role reports to the Global Head of Regulatory Risk & Oversight.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for collaborating with stakeholders across all lines of defense, multiple business units, and operational leaders to quickly identify and create effective and sustainable solutions for resolving regulatory risk issues
  • Acts as advisor to “regulatory delivery” partners, providing coaching and enabling alignment with regulatory risk principles and Regulatory Risk & Oversight strategy
  • Supports complex initiatives involving multiple disciplines and/or ambiguous issues
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and the prioritization of change impacting the department
  • Supports the review of issues/trend analysis with escalation to the COO and Head of Regulatory Risk & Oversight
  • Develops and/or maintains a suite of data-driven metrics based on various information sources to classify, manage, and report on remediation projects
  • Leads Steering Group meetings to support remediation and maintains efficient and appropriate governance to enable successful remediation outcomes

The ideal candidate should have a fair amount of the following:

  • Previous experience with matrix and remote management across global teams supporting and delivering on regulatory, compliance, and risk-related matters
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry, especially asset servicing, wealth management and banking, and the regulatory environment in which they operate
  • Knowledge of regulatory themes, both existing and emerging within industry
  • Project management professional with extensive business experience in Regulatory Change, and Regulatory Risk Management, with a focus on program management for projects and initiatives within the group. Knowledge of the firm and industry.
  • Good understanding of tools such as Clarity PPM
  • Knowledge of business strategy development and key business change and Regulatory frameworks such as regulatory change and risk management principles
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, non-verbal, and written
  • Demonstrated ability to manage third parties such as consultants and track financial expenses and performance against budget
  • Results-oriented with strong collaboration, influencing, and data analysis skills
  • College or University degree
  • Extensive experience in financial services, with a solid understanding of regulatory obligations and regulatory risk management
  • Demonstrated experience in remediation and transformation strategy and execution

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas.

Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Reasonable accommodation

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We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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