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External Monitoring Group (EMG) - Client Surveillance Lead

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Birmingham, UK
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: External Monitoring Group (EMG) – Client Surveillance Lead

Location: Birmingham

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President (AVP)

Role Description

The External Monitoring Group (EMG) is an independent Level 1 control function performing trading surveillance across the Bank. Located within Financial Crime Risk Compliance Business Control Oversight - (FCRC-BCO), EMG is closely aligned with front office whilst maintaining segregation to perform a review and challenge control – reviewing the Account Activity Review (AAR) attestations and Expected Nature and Purpose of Relationship (ENPR) submissions performed by the Accountable Client Owners as well as Trade Behaviour Monitoring Alerts. This function needs to be performed to ensure the Bank meets its regulatory targets related to the Know Your Client (KYC) program. The function leverages an automated solution built to result in exceptions which then need to be investigated. You will be working on an industry leading anomaly detection platform that uses innovative solutions involving Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). You would leverage your excellent product knowledge to conduct analysis of Corporate and Investment Bank product transactions, providing insights into trends and client behaviour across businesses and regions. You would manage risk cases covering investigation and follow up within the defined timeframes. You would apply this knowledge to refine and improve Key Risk Indicators used in the platform (including definition and acceptance testing).

What we’ll offer you

A healthy, engaged and well-supported workforce are better equipped to do their best work and, more importantly, enjoy their lives inside and outside the workplace. That’s why we are committed to providing an environment with your development and wellbeing at its centre.

Hybrid Working

We understand that employee expectations and preferences are changing. We have implemented a Hybrid Working Model that enables eligible employees to work remotely for a part of their working time and reach a working pattern that works for them.

You can expect:

  • Competitive salary and non-contributory pension

  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase additional days

  • Life Assurance and Private Healthcare for you and your family

  • A range of flexible benefits including Retail Discounts, a Bike4Work scheme and Gym benefits

  • The opportunity to support a wide ranging CSR programme + 2 days’ volunteering leave per year

Your key responsibilities

  • Perform investigations of alerts and review Business submissions and escalate to other control functions per defined process.

  • Identify opportunities for improving data quality, reducing ‘noise’ and false positives reported by the tooling in partnership with Technology teams.

  • Process ad-hoc support for requests from Business, KYC Ops or the Control functions for granular information and reports relating to Trading behaviour / activity

  • Lead global projects in the surveillance space.

Your skills and experience

  • Significant professional experience in financial crime investigations, AML (Anti-Money Laundering), Transaction Monitoring, overseeing suspicious activity, having Investment Banking and/or Corporate Banking product knowledge.

  • Direct experience in working in a core RTB environment handling high volumes and meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent collaboration skills, attention to detail and pro-active ability to work on change programs (providing requirements, testing, being agile etc.).

  • Highly developed risk management capabilities and excellent understanding of the controls relating to the complete trade life cycle.

  • An ability to work autonomously to solve business problems, an inquisitive nature, a willingness to ask questions and push back, ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Collaborate with different teams and guide and mentor more junior team members, using excellent communication skills with good proficiency with tools like MS Excel, MS Power Point

How we’ll support you

  • Training and development to help you excel in your career.

  • Coaching and support from experts in your team

  • A culture of continuous learning to aid progression.

  • An opportunity to work on critical projects and processes.

About us

Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network. Click here to see what we do.

Deutsche Bank in the UK is proud to have been named a Times Top 50 Employer for Gender Equality for three consecutive years. Additionally, we have been awarded a Silver Award from Stonewall for two years running and named in their Top 100 Employers for 2023 for our work supporting LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create – diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Visit Inside Deutsche Bank to discover more about the culture of Deutsche Bank including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Learning, Future of Work and more besides.