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Compliance Manager - International Fiduciary Services (IFS)/Trust - Vice President

Req #: 170107813
Location: Nassau, NP, BS
Job Category: Compliance
Job Description:

JP Morgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


Our Compliance Function

With a diverse team of Compliance professionals supporting all areas of our business around the globe, the team is working diligently to be innovative and present all business partners with thoughtful and unique solutions to the challenges they face.  The Compliance function has a robust set of priorities in place focused on best practice and employee development to ensure goals are delivered.

The Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) organization has over 700 staff members across the world. The team covers both global and business-aligned functions supporting the firm's Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, and Anti-Corruption programs and is led by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/AML Officer and the AML Operations Executive.

This position will be part of the firm's GFCC Department responsible for reviewing and assessing AML and Sanctions risks within Asset Management (AM)’s International Trust Services (ITS). The candidate will be expected to effectively and independently lead and administer the ITS GFCC Program and be a trusted partner, providing credible challenge to the trust and fiduciary senior management. This position requires relevant prior experience, sound judgment, attention to detail, and the highest degree of confidentiality and accuracy in the handling of information received in the course of discharging responsibilities. Effectively and voluntarily takes on additional roles and responsibilities including participating in projects; works closely with colleagues and business partners to solve problems. Timely escalation of issues to GFCC senior and line management. The ITS/Trust businesses include locations in Bahamas, New Zealand and Cayman Islands. The position will be based in ITS headquarters, located in Nassau, Bahamas.


  • Act as the GFCC representative for ITS/Trust, which includes, but is not limited to, advising the business on AML, KYC, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption risks;
  • Ensure the GFCC/AML program is administered appropriately by the trust entities;
  • Conduct ongoing AML transaction monitoring and investigations;
  • Act as Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) with responsibility for filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) for three ITS legal entities;
  • Participate in, deliver updates and prepare metrics for Trust board and Risk committee meetings, risk classification reviews, assessments and feedback;
  • Advise the lines of business and senior GFCC management on BSA/AML/Sanctions/Anti-corruption risks related to ITS;
  • Engage in new product/services reviews and approvals for the ITS/Trust businesses;
  • Participate in/produce AML risk assessments and RCSA as they pertain to the ITS businesses;
  • Ensure proper escalation of risk issues and findings through reputation risk or equivalent trust committees and to fiduciary management and line management;
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and work flows in connection with the trust companies, with an understanding of local regulatory requirements of all ITS jurisdictions;
  • Assist with KYC advisory obligations, provide KYC-specific advice to business and BQC;
  • Coordinate and support WM escalations process, including significant client matters with business as necessary;
  • Work with front office and onboarding officers on KYC procedure, client exceptions and KYC Committee requests;
  • Lead contact for AML-related Audits, Testing, and Regulatory exams, including corrective actions;
  • Prepare and conduct targeted AML, Sanctions, Anti Corruption and ad-hoc training to local staff;


  • Extensive banking and compliance knowledge and application of the AML and Sanction regulations of the ITS trust jurisdictions (Bahamas, Cayman, New Zealand) and the Bank Secrecy Act as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act and implementing regulations.
  • Working knowledge of the financial services industry with a focus on wealth and investment management products and services including fiduciary/trust structures, wealth planning, private banking and investment funds (registered funds, hedge funds) and the flexibility to learn new products, as applicable.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required and/or JD a plus; prior MLRO experience
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, problem solving, good critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Adept to multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a high-pressure environment; attention to detail
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships with colleagues, desire to learn quickly, be flexible and comfortable working with all levels of management
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

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