Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst

  • eToro
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 02/02/2024
Full time Analysts Compliance Fintech Forex Legal

Job Description

Description

eToro has created an intuitive Social Trading platform that gives traders and investors access to global stock markets, commodity trading, cryptocurrency trading, and more. We strive to make money management available and accessible to everyone (even to users with no prior experience or knowledge). We have over 33 million users worldwide, and our platform is available in over 140 countries around the world.

With over 1500 employees worldwide, We have locations in the US, Cyprus, UK, Australia, Germany, and Israel, and we are constantly growing and expanding into new markets.

We are constantly growing and are excited to share that we are looking for a Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst to join our team!

eToro Money is a part of the eToro Group and provides eToro Trading clients with a smarter and more cost-efficient way to manage their money, moving funds into and out of their trading account instantly and at better exchange rates than other available deposit and redemption methods.

What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Chief Compliance and Operations Officer, this role will be responsible for assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the measures and procedures put in place to ensure the Company’s compliance with its regulatory obligations.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring compliance with FCA regulations, in particular the rules relating to Conduct of Business (“COBS”).
  • Reporting to senior stakeholders on the effectiveness of compliance procedures, the provision and analysis of appropriate management Information, and regulatory updates relevant to the Company.
  • Assisting in compliance oversight of all activities outsourced to other entities.
  • Execution of a risk-based compliance monitoring programme (related to the Company’s operations), in line with regulatory guidelines and in conjunction with business and compliance departments in other parts of the eToro Group.
  • Monitoring the complaints handling and vulnerability processes and reviewing and reporting on root cause analysis.
  • Compliance oversight of financial promotions issued by the Company.
  • Investigation of suspicious transactions and orders (market surveillance).
  • Carrying out of regular assessments of staff fitness and propriety, ensuring that all staff receive appropriate training.
  • Assisting in the administration of the Senior Managers and Certification Function Regime.
  • Assisting in the documentation of internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Working on data projects – construction and analysis of reports.
  • Liaising with operational units on regulatory compliance matters and fostering a culture of compliance by design
  • Assisting in thematic and ad-hoc regulatory enquiries where required.
  • Seeking continuous improvement to streamline compliance processes and achieving industry best practice in all related activities (utilising technology solutions where appropriate).
  • Ensuring that the Firm maintains accurate, detailed and up to date records across all areas of the Firm’s business.
  • Utilising technology to innovate and aid compliance.

Requirements

The preferred candidate will have previously worked within a (retail) investment products environment (as a minimum) and ideally will have also had material exposure to electronic money institution (“EMI”), Payment Services Provider (“PSP”) or card issuing activities, with experience of a wide range of the regulatory compliance remit – including assessing the various compliance risks associated with innovative business models and definition of compliance management frameworks accordingly. Additionally, the desired candidate will have a significant grasp of the mechanics of financial markets.

The preferred candidate is articulate, numerate and can grasp complex concepts with ease, all of which whilst working within a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Priorities often change at the last minute and sometimes information is required at short notice. You must be comfortable working within this kind of environment.

The candidate should be educated to university degree level. Due to the global nature of the business, additional languages are advantageous but not essential.

In summary, the requirements are as follows:

  • Strong knowledge of retail investment products, crypto assets, EMI/PSP/card issuing activities. Must have worked in such environments previously.
  • Previous experience (at least 4 years) in a relevant compliance function within a comparable environment.
  • Organised and articulate.
  • Ideally possess technical skills (Excel/VBA) to aid in the analysis of data.
  • Be capable of showing an impressive track-record of having performed under similar situations in a fast-paced, multi-regulated, multi-asset environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of Conduct Risk management frameworks and best practice.
  • Able to interpret, analyse and disseminate regulatory and technical documentation (FCA handbook, consultation papers and Dear CEO letters for example).
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; must be comfortable communicating at all levels within the global eToro Group.
  • University-level education.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.

Why join us?

We are an inclusive and social team, based in a fantastic office in Canary Wharf and working in a hybrid home and office arrangement. We love what we do and are proud of our culture of flexibility and autonomy.

Our benefits include Bupa dental & health insurance, pension, lunch allowance, as well as additional leave days – our highly valued recharge days. We have lots of other cool perks like fantastic parties, eToro swag, birthday money and many other special touches to keep you happy!