EMEA Risk Regulatory Engagement Lead - VP

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


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About J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, working in collaboration across the globe to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients' needs, anywhere in the world. We operate in 150 countries, and hold leadership positions across our businesses. We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm, every day. This is why we are one of the most respected financial institutions in the world - and why we can offer you an outstanding career.

Group Description

The EMEA Chief Risk Office function was established in 2013 to support the EMEA Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and facilitate cross risk deliverables and interactions in the EMEA region, including at the legal entity level. The function is led by the EMEA Risk Governance & Strategy Lead and is responsible for risk governance, legal entity risk support, regulatory management and control management. This role will report to the EMEA Risk Regulatory & Program Management Lead and support regulatory engagement activity, working closely with Compliance Regulatory Management and colleagues across the Risk function providing coverage for EMEA Legal Entities. Other key stakeholders include ex-EMEA regional Risk Regulatory Management teams, Finance and Business Management, Office of the Secretary, Control Management, and Office of Regulatory Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

For EMEA Legal Entities

  • Lead the coordination of regulatory engagement within and impacting the EMEA Risk function, including meetings, exams, requests for information and remediation activity
  • Support the preparation of meeting materials and submissions, working with Risk SMEs on input and reviewing proposed materials to ensure quality and messaging consistency
  • Track and monitor regulatory exams, requests, and meetings impacting Risk, providing management information as appropriate including input into Global Risk Regulatory tracking/briefings
  • Lead regulatory issue management activity, partnering with the broader Risk Control Office and issue owners
  • Lead on the development of the Risk function’s strategic and tactical approach to the overall regulatory and supervisory agenda across EMEA, working with the EMEA Risk Regulatory & Program Management Lead, and the EMEA Risk Governance & Strategy Lead
  • Assist in the development, enhancement, and ongoing maintenance of strategic Risk regulatory management reporting tool.
  • Lead the production of regulatory management information packs related to all Risk regulatory activity, including relevant policy developments.
  • Support the program management of regulatory remediation and/or implementation projects that have cross-Risk function impact (e.g. LIBOR Transition)

Cross-team and cross-functional working

  • Partner closely with the Risk Regulatory Management teams in other regions to share relevant information and best practices, supporting firmwide governance and oversight.
  • Work and engage with Finance, Compliance Regulatory Management, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Business Management, Risk Control Management, and other teams in the Risk function as required to meet core requirements and effect improvements, as well as to build cross-functional relationships
  • Seek opportunities to present and socialise the work of the EMEA Risk Regulatory Management team within and outside the Risk function

Team, Leadership & Development

  • As the Team Lead, provide leadership and guidance to, and support the development of the Risk Regulatory Engagement Associate, and other juniors within the wider EMEA CRO function.
  • Work with EMEA Risk Regulatory & Program Management Lead and the EMEA Risk Governance & Strategy Lead on ways to improve various aspects of Risk Regulatory Engagement, including cross-functional working, presentation of management information, data capture, etc.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters/MBA a plus
  • 7+ years of overall experience, including:
    • Experience in financial services, ideally in the 2nd Line function of a large international bank, or an EMEA regulatory or supervisory authority, or a law firm with strong general business and Risk function awareness
    • 3+ years of experience in a role that required familiarity with regulatory requirements in an EMEA jurisdiction or required communicating with EMEA regulators, would be beneficial
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with ability to communicate (oral and written) effectively at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure with commitment to deliver under tight deadlines; demonstrated ability to lead by influence and lead cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to analyse problems and aggregate data, identify root causes, and construct effective and sustainable strategic solutions
  • Knowledge of the current and forward-looking regulatory and supervisory landscape across EMEA jurisdictions, particularly on the prudential side, will be beneficial
  • Inquisitive and proactive in identifying risks and solutions, with keen attention to detail
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, implementing effective control environments especially in the Financial Services Industry
  • Strong project management skills; ability to gain consensus among staff and drive initiatives to completion effectively
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