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COLP/MLRO - Asset Management Consultancy (13-15 month FTC)

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  • Sector:

    Regulatory, Compliance

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  • Contact:

    Dexanne Balana

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  • Contact phone:

    0207 400 2000

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Startdate:

    2021-06-03 00:00:00


We are currently working with a reputable asset management consultancy who are looking for a COLP/MLRO as a maternity cover to join their London office. The new hire will be focusing on a range of group compliance and risk issues.  

The Role of a COLP/MLRO

The successful candidate will have four direct reports and will work alongside the Group’s COO, General Counsel and the Group’s existing compliance staff to ensure to the law firm’s policies, procedures and applicable regulatory standards and best practices.

Key responsibilities of a COLP/MLRO

As a COLP, the new hire can expect to deal with: 

  • Practising Certificate renewals 
  • Maintaining and updating CPD questionnaire 
  • Filing reviews for both AML and Legal Work 
  • Reviewing policies (yearly unless otherwise determined)
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory developments and attending COLP/MLRO training courses
As a MLRO, the new hire can expect to deal with: 

  • Ensuring the client/AML onboarding process runs smoothly 
  • Checking and signing off on new projects 
  • Reviewing AML checks for each client 
  • Implementing new processes and procedures
  • Filing Suspicious activity reports (SARs) as and when required 
  • Maintaining and updating content on our internal systems 
  • PEP register maintenance and ongoing monitoring 
To be considered for the COLP/MLRO position you will:

  • have at least 5 years' experience in a senior risk and compliance role within a UK law firm or other professional services organisation
  • be a solicitor/barrister of England or Wales, a Registered European Lawyer or otherwise appropriately registered with the Bar Standards Board
  • extensive knowledge of applicable anti-money laundering laws and processes, and the SRA Code of Conduct
  • experience managing a team
  • analytical thinker
  • excellent written communication and drafting skills
  • strong service orientation - a "client first" culture
For more information on this role please contact Dexanne Balana at EJ Legal on

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