Compliance Specialist, Marketing Material Review Compliance Specialist, Marketing Material Review …

The Compliance Search Group, LLC
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
100k + Bonus
The Compliance Search Group, LLC
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
100k + Bonus
A highly regarded Investment Management firm seeks a Marketing Material Review Compliance Specialist in Boston, MA.

A highly regarded Investment Management firm seeks a Marketing Material Review Compliance Specialist in Boston, MA.

The ideal candidate will be an intelligent, energetic and goal-oriented, a conceptual thinker with the ability to quickly assess situations and exercise sound business judgment. The Compliance Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Legal and Compliance Team in the development and maintenance of the overall compliance programs of the firm and its subsidiaries. The Compliance Specialist will need to be comfortable with daily interactions with members of the Sales & Marketing Team in a smaller office environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Marketing/Advertising Legal Review

As a member of a Marketing Review Team, support the Compliance Director in ensuring marketing materials and their use by Sales & Marketing are compliant, including:

  • Reviewing regular quarterly and ad hoc marketing materials for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Reviewing Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”), Requests for Information, Due Diligence Questionnaires, and other data requests for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and accuracy
  • Working with the RFP Team to review and update the RFP database, draft responses to new inquiries, and establish a communication channel to ensure business updates are proactively conveyed to the RFP Team
  • Collaborating with the Sales & Marketing Team in assessing the viability of new or customized marketing materials, the use of new forums or new ad campaigns
  • Drafting disclosures for inclusion in marketing materials
  • Updating the master database of SEC and FINRA required disclosures in response to new or revised regulations or FINRA comments
  • Assisting in the preparation of training materials for the Sales & Marketing Team when using specific types of materials.
  • Supporting the maintenance of appropriate records for marketing materials
  • Filing required pieces with the FINRA Advertising Regulation Electronic Files (“AREF”) System
  • Reviewing social media postings for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Proactively monitoring regulatory developments affecting communications and marketing initiatives and working with the Compliance Director to develop and implement operational changes, guidelines and training materials

Additional Compliance Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of broker-dealer SEC and other regulatory filings, including Form BD and Form BR
  • Preparing filings with FINRA, including Continuing Membership applications
  • Participating in the process for reviewing and tracking outside business activities and private securities transactions for registered persons
  • Assist in the review and evaluation of any complaints received and assist with appropriate escalation and/or filings with regulators as necessary
  • Manage firm wide gift reporting
  • Substantively review subadvisers’ policy/procedure submissions, Form ADV updates and third-party internal control reports.
  • Perform review of monthly, quarterly and annual subadviser materials
  • Participate in subadviser due diligence visits as requested and prepare compliance reports of visits
  • Assisting in the formulation of a forensic testing plan
  • Developing and conducting various forensic tests
  • Assisting in conducting annual compliance inspections of firm’s operations
  • Assisting in the preparation of inspection reports and annual compliance reports
  • Assisting in responding to internal and external audits
  • Participating in various data protection, privacy and information security initiatives
  • Support the Compliance Director in maintaining the blue sky qualifications of the firm
  • Understanding securities laws related to records retention and following departmental procedures related to the maintenance of hardcopy and electronic records for all assigned duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Five or more years’ experience as a legal & compliance professional supporting the compliance function for a mutual fund firm, either in a law firm or as a member of industry, with direct experience reviewing and approving marketing/advertising materials
  • Understand rules and regulations under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and other related securities and corporate law that apply to the business and operations of the firm and its subsidiaries.
  • Understand FINRA rules applicable to the firm and experience with applying FINRA rules and knowledge of the Central Registration Depository (“CRD”) system
  • Willingness to attain the FINRA Series 6 or 7 and 26 or 24 exams as needed to support the job functions if not already registered
  • Committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Independent, self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude and the ability to follow through and complete tasks in a team environment
  • Ability to work individually and with other team members under pressure and prioritize competing tasks that require the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrates drive for continuous improvement and pursuit of challenging goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and skilled generally with learning and administering technological applications

Are you interested in this position or know someone that might be?

Please send your resumes to Michael Tuller at mtuller@compliancesearch.com or contact at (212) 997-3169.

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