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(Senior) Director (m/f/d) – FSI – Regulatory & Compliance

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2024

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A&M Financial Services Industry (FSI) revolves around core areas of expertise: Performance Improvement, Restructuring, Disruptive and Regulatory and Compliance (R&C) Advisory. A&M’s dedicated Financial Services professionals work on some of the world’s most high-profile cases in a rapidly transforming financial institution landscape, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change.

The Role:

This is a unique opportunity to work with leading figures from the world of regulation. Our R&C team works with financial institutions to look for new ways to unlock and create value in their business whilst navigating the implications of the changing world. Our professionals’ ability to effectively evaluate complex issues quickly, ranging from new regulations, risk, compliance, capital and liquidity and the wide range of conduct issues, allows us to develop effective, practical solutions in a timely and successful manner. A&M has assembled the right team at the right time, with proven professionals who bring interdisciplinary expertise and much needed tactical and strategic skills, to help financial institutions address these challenging times, as well as prepare to minimize economic and regulatory challenges.


You will play a pivotal role in leading and driving delivery of R&C advisory projects within FSI, where the R&C perspective is central to a business-critical judgement. Assignments will range from advising on compliance strategy, implementing new regulation, and the transformation of systems, process and policies, through to helping clients remediate regulatory findings or manage regulatory inquisition. To this effectively, you will need to:

  • Keep constantly on top of any compliance and regulatory changes and advise clients accordingly
  • Interpret regulation and present it in a clear and meaningful way, including how this could impact strategy, revenue streams or wider business issues
  • Be an action-oriented self-starter with exceptional analytical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Be comfortable working independently as well as in a high performing team
  • Demonstrate ease and credibility in collaborating closely with senior stakeholders within the client's organization and professionals from prominent financial institutions

In joining a growing business, you will have the opportunity be involved in business development activities and will join the team meetings where WIP, project pipeline, resourcing, marketing and business development initiatives are discussed. You will be actively involved in these discussions and be an integrated part of the FSI team.


To excel in this role, we are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated history of advancing within the advisory environment, preferably with a focus on banks or insurance companies, including experience with a reputable consultancy or Big 4 firm
  • Proven experience in dealing with compliance-relevant legislation, Anti-Money-Laundering, Compliance Management Systems (CMS), Capital Market Compliance, Economic Sanctions, Fraud etc.
  • In-depth understanding of recent or pending regulatory initiatives, e.g. RRD, CRR / CRD IV, MiFIR / MiFID II, EMIR, MAR / MAD II, Solvency II, IMD II, AMLD IV
  • Showcase excellent writing and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex regulatory matters in easy-to-understand language for diverse audiences
  • Mix of hard and soft skills, drive and leadership, ability to generate impact, assertiveness
  • Exceptional project management capabilities, stakeholder management skills at senior levels
  • Strong ability to conceptualize, summarize, and provide key messages to clients and/or senior levels
  • Solid managerial skills, with ability to distribute workload among team members
  • Successfully completed studies in economics, law, business law or a comparable field of study - also in combination with banking or insurance training or as a career changer from another field of study
  • Native proficiency in German and business-fluent English, with additional European languages being highly desirable

Why A&M?

Companies, investors, lenders and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

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