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Head of Compliance AML Sanctions

Luxembourg, LU, L-2955 London, GB, EC2R 7HE

Purpose of the Job


Quintet Private Bank is a leading private bank in the wealth management sector; we are committed to our clients and their families, and pride ourselves on our personalized service based on a deep understanding of our clients’ requirements. We are small enough to be agile and responsive to client needs, but large enough (around 2,000 employees across 50 European and UK locations) to provide global access banking services.  Our purpose to be the most trusted fiduciary of family wealth. 

Quintet's Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) is looking for a Head of Sanctions. This is a great opportunity for a professional with a sanctions compliance background. The position of Head of Sanctions is identified as an expert role with a focus on skills to take things on and make it happen by assisting Quintet in driving forward and enhancing its sanctions risk management capabilities through the development and provision of policy and guidance providing in-depth knowledge on Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions to our organisation.

Key Accountabilities


  • Defining the control framework required, as well as providing expert advice related to thematic investigations, transactions and clients (onboarding/review)
  • Assist in development and enhancement of the Sanctions Compliance program within Quintet
  • Coordinate governance and oversight effort for the Sanctions Compliance program
  • Ensure that Quintet optimally protects itself – worldwide - against (facilitation of) money laundering, terrorism financing and sanction violations. In principle as an expert you will cover all three themes and analyse and advise holistically
  • Be a strong sparring partner for our compliance stakeholders, with thorough knowledge of both the business and the relevant laws and regulations
  • Advise employees on Sanctions related risks and requirements to ensure that they act in accordance with laws, regulations and Quintet's risk appetite as defined in our Policies, including keeping them informed on developments in the FCC area
  • Work together with FCC team members to achieve expected results, perform analysis and come up with solutions and find alternatives           
  • Keep abreast of significant developments and/or changes in relevant laws, regulations and good business practices, and on significant internal developments which may have an impact on the Financial Crime Compliance risk profile of the Bank
  • Develop and provide sanctions training

Knowledge and Experience


  • 5 to 10 year experience in Compliance (or Compliance-related) with demonstrable experience in Sanctions and CDD, AML & CFT.
  • Preferably a completed certification course on one the themes from a renowned international organisation such as ACAMS, ACSS or ICA
  • University Degree
  • Sound knowledge of the financial industry, preferably Private Banking
  • Demonstrable experience in Program and Project management skills in regards to Sanctions Controls and Sanction risk management 
  • Profound experience in working within an international context. 
  • Team player.

Attributes and Qualities


  • Self-starter
  • Pragmatic and energetic
  • Having a critical mindset
  • People-focused, connecting and interacting with others is something that comes naturally to you
  • Good communicator, being able to convey complex messages in simple ways
  • Organizational sensitivity

Technical Skills


  • Knowledge of relevant sanctions screening platforms/tools and automation solutions in this area

Languages Skills


  • Proficiency in English.
  • Another additional language is considered an asset