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Financial Services Industry Risk & Regulatory Advisory Services. Director: Retail Conduct Risk

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Apr 26, 2024

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Financial Services Industry Risk & Regulatory Advisory Services

Director: Retail Conduct Risk

About the job

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ 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, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

 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 Services Institutions across Europe and our expertise revolves around four core areas: Performance Improvement, Loan Portfolio Advisory, Bank Restructuring and 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 and other specialised Financial Services firms.

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. 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 where decisions are based on judgment rather than rules.

Purpose of the Director role:

Within our growing and highly regarded FSI team, an opportunity exists for a Risk & Regulatory specialist at the Director level. Against a backdrop of unprecedented growth we are looking to hire someone with a successful track record of the following (non-exhaustive) retail conduct risk topics: Consumer Duty, product governance, treating customers fairly, vulnerable customers, disclosures and transparency, and affordability and creditworthiness; along with an entrepreneurial approach to business development and networks across the financial services community.

Supported by the European FSI teams, you will help build the profile and reputation of A&M in the identification of Risk & Regulatory initiatives within Financial Services. You 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.

Key responsibilities:

You will be at the heart of delivering retail conduct risk related advice and solutions. The ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge and demonstrable experience in tackling retail conduct related topics.

Our clients range from private equity firms to significantly important banks and global regulatory authorities. The Director will be expected to take ownership of retail conduct related projects and contribute to the development of the Risk & Regulatory team. They will reflect the operational distinctiveness ways of A&M; and be a business savvy, solution-focused trusted advisor to the client who is not afraid to challenge the status-quo.

Examples of client-related activities include:

  • Review to the implementation and impact of the Consumer Duty across a broad range of sub-sectors to include, banking, asset and wealth management, insurance etc
  • Risk assessment to identify and assess areas of elevated conduct risk, keeping in view the specific business lines and products offered by the institution;
  • Design or review of firm’s conduct-related policies and procedures;
  • Interpretation of regulations and their impact on strategy, revenue streams, distribution models & wider business issues
  • Due diligence of retail conduct risk to support buyout transactions
  • Benchmarking best practice and regulatory implementation

A&M is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious individuals as all employees are encouraged to develop their client network and business development skills. High performing leaders who successfully develop business for the firm are substantially rewarded in terms of attractive remuneration and fast track career advancement.

A&M base salaries are highly competitive and bonuses are un-capped. Employees are rewarded for their contribution to growing A&M business and our bonus system is well known for both its fairness and generosity.

Requirements

  • Experience of the Financial Services sector, particularly in relation to UK regulatory expectations in conduct and other relevant areas. This experience may have been gained in a compliance team, a Consultancy / Big 4 Advisory firm or a Regulatory body
  • Strong academic background and professional qualifications
  • A strong consulting toolkit including how to frame a business issue, judiciously find and use internal and external data to test hypotheses and draw conclusions, business model using Excel, structure and write PowerPoint and Word presentations and reports
  • Additional European languages are desirable 

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.

Voluntary Inclusion

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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.

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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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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