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Senior Associate, Risk & Regulatory Financial Services Advisory

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Posted: Sep 12, 2023

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Senior Associate, Risk & Regulatory

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a leading global consulting firm with more than $2.5+ billion in revenues, c.7,500 staff and over 70 offices world-wide.  We offer a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Risk & Regulatory, Tax, Valuations and Disputes and Investigation Services. We service leading corporates, financial institutions, private equity funds and government agencies to tackle their most pressing challenges and realisation of their key growth opportunities. 


At A&M, we believe in the power of diverse teaming to solve complex problems, create value and drive change for our clients. We are a global market leader, and we are differentiated as a firm by our professionals’ unique, varied backgrounds that allow us to serve our clients across the globe with both a practical and innovative approach.

A&M FSI works with leading Financial Institutions across Europe and our expertise revolves around three core areas: Performance Improvement, Portfolio Advisory Group and Risk & Regulatory Advisory. We work with clients across the financial services space and focus on banks, private equity investors, regulatory authorities, insurers, wealth and asset managers.

A&M’s professionals work on some of the world’s most high-profile cases in a rapidly transforming financial services landscape, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change. Working directly with our client’s management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and to maximise its value.

Through our FSI practice, we provide assistance to financial institutions that are underperforming or in need of a remediation, reorganisation or restructuring, helping clients navigate through complex and unique challenges that require thoughtful, tailored solutions. Drawing on extensive expertise in risk and regulatory, our team of senior ex-regulators and industry practitioners provide practical and credible strategies to adapt to a complex regulatory landscape.

Our FSI team is expanding and an opportunity exists for a Risk & Regulatory specialist at the Senior Associate level in Amsterdam.  The ideal candidate will have a blend of operational and risk & regulatory skills and a successful track record of delivering risk and regulatory solutions to Financial Services clients.

The successful candidate will contribute to pan European projects that will build the profile and reputation of A&M within the specialist area of Financial Services Risk & Regulatory. They will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution-focused business entrepreneur who is determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.

Assignments will range from advice on implementing new regulation, and the transformation of systems, processes and policies, through to helping clients remediate adverse regulatory findings or manage intense regulatory scrutiny. You will also support vendors and acquirors of regulated firms with regulatory due diligence, supervisory engagement and the Change in Control process.

The successful candidate will work on high profile projects for Financial Services clients across Europe on a broad range of Risk & Regulatory topics including;

  • Complex regulatory change and remediation programmes, creating plans and managing delivery of programmes
  • Reviewing and testing control frameworks including enterprise-wide risk management frameworks, conduct risk, credit risk, operational risk and liquidity risk
  • Benchmarking client implementation of regulatory requirements providing effective challenge to clients and helping them instil meaningful change
  • Evaluating and examining Client policies and procedures, assessing them against regulatory requirements and best practice
  • Assessing the impact of the regulatory environment on Clients strategy, revenue streams and wider business issues

The successful candidate will be at the heart of delivering Risk & Regulatory programmes within financial institutions, where the regulatory perspective is central to a business-critical judgement. They will also have the opportunity to be actively involved in business development and be an integrated part of the Risk & Regulatory team.


  • Strong academic track record including a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant finance, economics or business-related subject
  • A minimum of 3 – 4 years of experience in the Financial Services industry such as the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM), or pan-EU bodies (such as European Central Bank or European Banking Authority), an Investment Bank, a Big 4 Firm or other well-established and respected boutique Advisory firms
  • Excellent financial analytical skills (Excel, Alteryx, Tableau, Python, etc) & presentation skills (Powerpoint)
  • Action-oriented self-starter with strong analytical skills
  • Methodical and logical mindset to problem solving, an effective approach to time management and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Fluent business level English is essential. Additional European language skills including French, Spanish, Dutch, German or Italian are highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Risk & Regulatory in financial services and an appetite to build on this as a specialist area of expertise. 

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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