Risk & Compliance Director (M/F)



Director Risk & Compliance(M/F)

Your Opportunity

The Risk & Compliance (RC) Director is responsible for 2nd line of defence (lod) risk management and compliance activities in the country, in accordance with 3 lod risk governance. The RC Director will partner with business segment and functional heads to promote efficient and sound business processes and practices, a healthy risk culture,  risk-informed decision-making, effective risk control & mitigation measures, accountability and compliance with laws & regulations applicable to a Professional of the Financial Sector (PSF). Additionally, this RC Director manages/oversees the RC teams in some of the smaller countries in the WE region.  

Intertrust is a global leader in providing tech-enabled corporate and fund solutions to clients operating and investing in the international business environment. The Company has more than 3,500 employees across 30 jurisdictions in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle-East. Intertrust delivers high-quality, tailored fund, corporate, capital market and private wealth services to its clients, with a view to building long-term relationships. The Company works with global law firms and accountancy firms, multinational corporations, financial institutions, fund managers, high net worth individuals and family offices.

Your Responsibilities

Risk Management

  • Appropriately and pro-actively identify, evaluate, investigate and resolve risk issues/concerns
  • Maintain, review and update the risk cartography and the local risk register
  • Be part of and work in close co-operation with the global GRC (governance, risk, compliance) team to roll out cq maintain the Risk framework and Risk & Compliance Monitoring Programme (RCMP) and ensuring appropriate reporting
  • Ensure that risk management priorities are reflected in strategic plans and initiatives
  • Advise and collaborate with risks owners on identifying, assessing and mitigating risks and control weaknesses
  • Integrate audit findings into risk management system
  • Contribute to the testing of the business continuity and disaster recovery plan and ensure BCP procedure is updated when required
  • Support internal and external audit
  • Foster accurate and timely communication of risks, incidents, and opportunities that affect or could impact Intertrust
  • Reduce the risk of theft, fraud, misuse of facilities and human error
  • Ensure an appropriate training & education programme on risk (& compliance) matters for the country


  • Apply Intertrust’s group and local compliance & risk standards in a consistent and aligned manner
  • Provide timely and high-quality compliance and risk advice to the business and functions, and ensure business needs are being met
  • Ensure the compliance & risk management policies and strategies follow applicable laws and regulations and strategic objectives
  • Work in close co-operation with the Global Heads GRC to maintain cq  roll out the Risk framework and Compliance Monitoring Programme (RCMP) and ensure appropriate reporting
  • Highlight relevant compliance risk signals for Luxembourg
  • Be the point of contact for and have a transparent relationship and mutual understanding with the CSSF and/or CRF
  • Monitor, test and report on compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and corrective action plans. Monitor and follow up with implementation of corrective action plan.
  • Manage compliance with privacy and information security, safeguarding requirements
  • Maintain the inventory of mandated reporting and monitor for compliance
  • Maintain/ develop/ enhance communication with the business segments and functional areas to ensure compliance with the regulatory framework
  • Steer the acceptance process of new clients and prospects in close cooperation with the business segments
  • Be a decision taker on the acceptance of new client relationship
  • Oversee internal and external reviews, audits, inspection and investigation
  • Ensure an appropriate training program on (risk &) compliance matters for the country

Furthermore, you will be:

  • Managing the local risk & compliance team of ca 10 fte
  • Training and informing local staff on compliance and risk topics and legal / regulatory developments
  • Helping local / regional / global staff by answering risk & compliance related questions and responding to requests
  • Acting in accordance with standards set by CRO/Global GRC
  • Identifying and assessing risks through an active (transaction) monitoring and testing program
  • Creating a positive and engaging compliance spirit and risk awareness
  • Supporting the business by advising on new product & services development, client acceptance procedures and organisational changes
  • Involved in new projects and new activities in order to timely assess and address the risks associated with the project/activity
  • A member of the local Management team

Your Profile

  • Has a degree in Economy, Finance or Law
  • Has at least 5-7 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Has an excellent command of verbal and written English, French and/or any other language would be considered as an advantage
  • Good knowledge of risk management methodologies
  • Excellent industry knowledge and experience, in particular in Funds and corporate services
  • Good knowledge of internal audit and control methodologies
  • Good knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
  • Experience in conducting internal and external investigations
  • Experience in management and leadership, solutions driven
  • Experience in remote and virtual working environment, matrix organization
  • Obtained working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Knowledge of ViewPoint would be considered as an advantage
  • Has excellent organisational skills and is able to work under pressure
  • Has an ability to manage work and prioritise effectively
  • Possesses a strong (internal & external) customer service orientation
  • Is actively engaged and committed to the collective goals and work of the team, offering assistance and information to ensure team goals are met.

What we offer

  • A challenging, but very rewarding, role in our heavily growing fund services team
  • Continued learning via our Intertrust Academy and ongoing on-the-job knowledge sharing
  • A chance to work in a diverse team of alternative investment fund experts with entrepreneurial spirits and up and down feedback flows to further strengthen our service and brand in the industry
  • Being a player in various fields in financial services globally, Intertrust has various horizontal, vertical and global career opportunities
  • A competitive package of salary and benefits

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