Senior Compliance Associate

Vanguard's core purpose is to take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success. In support of our innovative, multi-faceted and highly regulated business lines, Vanguard's Compliance Department encounters a wide range of complex issues while providing outstanding, high-value business partnership and compliance support.

To support its growing and evolving investment offerings, you will support Vanguard's European business as part of the Business Compliance Advisory Team. Our aim is to work side by side with the Vanguard business and to be a trusted business partner. Your role will be to provide flexible compliance solutions whilst finding ways to continuously improve the control environment in a business that puts the client at its centre.

Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you. Are you ready to make a difference?

In this role you will:

  • Be the primary compliance contact to the roll out of Vanguard's financial advice offering to retail clients.
  • Support existing team members by providing day to day compliance advisory support to all areas of the UK Personal Investor business; European Operations and European Client Services.
  • Participate in projects to help protect our client's assets and Vanguard's reputation.
  • Take responsibility for your own deliverables and in meeting deadlines whilst being part of a supportive team environment.
What it takes:
  • Five or more years of relevant advisory compliance experience gained within a wealth management business.
  • Broad understanding of FCA and European regulations impacting retail clients
  • Broad understanding of Vanguard's business and the investment industry; knowledge of and experience with FCA.
  • Ideally knowledge of how a retail platform operates.
  • Positive relationship management skills, including ability to interact with individuals at various levels internal and external to the company.
  • Proven ability to function in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment while managing multiple and diverse responsibilities whilst keeping to deadlines.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills; ability to analyze and respond to issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to elicit trust and confidence and maintain composure and a positive approach in challenging situations.

Special Factors

  • The position is considered a "Fund Access Person" position under Vanguard's Code of Ethics (See CrewNet); some travel, for trainings, seminars and global coordination, may be required.
  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.
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We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.
When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.
Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

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