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

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2024

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Description

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.

Responsibilities:

You will support the 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
  • Work closely with senior stakeholders in the client’s business and with professionals from leading financial institutions
  • Be an action-oriented self-starter with strong analytical skills and entrepreneurial flair
  • Be comfortable working independently as well as in a high performing team

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.

Requirements:

  • First practical experience in a consulting environment (e.g. Big 4) with a focus on banks or insurance companies
  • Demonstrate prior experience dealing with compliance-relevant legislation, Anti-Money-Laundering, Compliance Management Systems (CMS), Capital Market Compliance, Economic Sanctions, Fraud etc.
  • Strong interest in 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
  • Possess the ability to think critically to provide efficient and effective solutions to complex regulatory issues
  • Ideally, have experience with audit techniques and general project management skills
  • 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 and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed, backed with solid and pragmatic analysis. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity. 

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 8000 professionals across five continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

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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