State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a global leader in institutional asset management, entrusted with more than $2.4 trillion in assets. For more than three decades, sophisticated investors worldwide have benefited from our focused, precise investment process and global approach, offering access to every major asset class and style, including low-cost index funds, target date strategies, and tailored multi-asset solutions. We wish to help clients and the millions of ordinary people who depend upon them to achieve financial security and confidence. To get this right, we are passionate about thoroughly understanding the specific needs of those we serve. We then apply our experience and intellectual rigor across a broad toolkit to develop and run thoughtful, targeted solutions aimed at ensuring their success. We employ more than 2,200 people globally in 17 countries; have nine investment centres across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and have live, 24-hour trading desks in Boston, London and Hong Kong. The UK institutional marketplace is of vital strategic importance to SSGA and our London office is the headquarters of our Europe, Middle East and Africa business. In this role you will work within an exciting, high-functioning, dynamic, and fast strengthening team environment.
Purpose of Role: SSGA EMEA's Business Control team is a business aligned control assurance function focused on mitigating risks within the First Line of Defense (FLOD) through control monitoring and improvement. This role will give you the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of processes and controls within SSGA, identify and work collaboratively to drive solutions to improve the control environment, and effect behavioral change within the organisation. You will be required to engage with a variety of first and second line stakeholders such as Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Legal, Portfolio Management and Investment Operations, to ensure appropriate controls are embedded and operating efficiently to effectively manage risk without our business and to meet regulatory expectations. The team works in collaboration with peers in North America and Asia Pacific regions as part of a global FLOD Risk Excellence program.
Drive implementation with the business of a programme and/or systems to advance the FLOD risk framework including associated developments in policies and procedures, management reporting, and internal controls.
Lead the support and assistance to the business' management with the completion of risk assessments and development of related critical metrics including KRIs and KPIs, to continuously assess risk and the effectiveness of the control environment.
Lead and contribute to the wider corporate programme and underlying projects and workstreams, including tracking status, and establishing reporting, applying project management principles and disciplines to deliver assigned initiatives on time and with high quality outcomes.
Education & Experience:
Professional qualification useful.
Minimum 10 years financial services experience with sound knowledge of investment processes and instruments, client service requirements and operations. You should preferably have a background in risk management, accounting / internal audit / regulatory compliance / Investment operations / consultancy / business analysis / fund administration.
Knowledgeable about risk assessment processes and understanding of control and process mapping methodologies.
Effective communication, negotiating and influencing skills, enabling you to guide and influence the controls agenda with the resilience and ability to operate and challenge at senior levels.
Customer focused to ensure you and the wider team remains sensitive to the demands of our partners, clients and stakeholders.
A firm understanding of regulatory requirements within the fund management industry in EMEA, e.g. UCITS, MiFID II, CRD IV, etc.
Experience with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) applications (i.e., Archer).
Specific Technical Knowledge/ You will need to demonstrate initiative, exercise independent thinking, be capable of managing multiple tasks, set priorities and meet bold deadlines, whilst operating in a dynamic environment. You have strong interpersonal and organisational skills and be passionate about working collaboratively in a professional and team environment.
Across the world, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged employees are critical to our continued success. Our promise to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential infuses our values. It's also part of our dedication to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You'll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. Join us. State Street is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability.
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