Sanctions Advisory - AVP Sanctions Advisory - AVP …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Sep 19
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Sep 19
The Financial Crimes Office for EMEA (FCOE) in London is part of the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) headquartered in New York. It works to ensure that our organisation conducts its business such that we protect our reputation, our business, and our clients within the regulatory and legal framework. It is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective systems and controls to protect clients’ assets and to mitigate the risk that MUFG might be used to further financial crime.

Tier 3 consists of a Sanctions Investigations Team and a Sanctions Advisory team. This role will be on the Sanctions Advisory team.

Driving the implementation of MUFG Bank’s financial crimes risk appetite, policies and standards by providing an approachable sanctions advisory hub to the EMEA region for all sanctions queries, ensuring advice is clear, informative and consistent.


•Provide timely and consistent sanctions advice to key stakeholders regarding potential transactions
•Conduct risk assessment on proposed transactions
•Evaluate and provide advice regarding sanctions clauses in contractual agreements
•Review sanction alerts identified during Know Your Customer (KYC) onboarding and periodical review
•Liaise with key stakeholders to perform Customer Due Diligence when a sanctions nexus is identified
•Review and assess New Product Approvals in the EMEA region from a sanctions perspective
•Assist GFCD in the collection of customer information pertaining to sanctions data


•Minimum 2 years sanctions experience
•1-3 years of banking experience


Functional / Technical Competencies:

•MS Office skills
•Demonstrates attention to detail
•A good understanding of Banking and Investment products
•Broad understanding of financial crime risk (AML and ABC) in banking
•A good understanding of the concepts of risk management and control
•Manages priorities effectively and delivers efficiently
•Proactively identifies and communicates improvements to process

Specific to role
•Strong analytical skills
•Strong financial sanctions knowledge in particular OFAC and EU regulations
•Strong relationship building and management skills

Education / Qualifications:

•Relevant Qualification

MUFG, a global financial group is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.