Director, Regulatory Advisory Services

Alvarez & Marsal

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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This Regulatory Advisory role sits within the Financial Industry Advisory Services (FIAS) practice here at Alvarez and Marsal London.  A&M FIAS revolves around three core areas of expertise; Performance Improvement, Bank Restructuring and Regulatory Advisory.  Financial institutions are facing a more and more challenging transformation agenda requiring more disruptive approach regards to cost reduction.

Our Regulatory Advisory Services team helps financial institutions unlock and create value in their business whilst navigating the implications of the changing world of regulation. Our professionals’ ability to evaluate new or complex regulatory issues quickly, ranging from risk, compliance, capital and liquidity and the wide range of conduct issues, allows us to develop effective, practical solutions in a timely and successful manner. A&M has assembled a strong team, with proven regulatory and industry professionals who bring interdisciplinary expertise and much needed tactical and strategic skills, to help financial institutions successfully address these challenging times.

A&M’s FIAS professionals work on some of the world’s most high profile cases in a rapidly transforming financial institution landscape, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change.  Our global team is comprised of seasoned bank executives from diverse backgrounds, former senior financial institution regulators & highly skilled consultants.

The Purpose of the Director, Regulatory Advisory:


This is a unique opportunity to work with former leading UK regulators, most notably from the PRA and FCA. You will contribute to work streams on large programs but also smaller projects, leveraging your financial services knowhow and skill set in analyzing the status quo and developing sound solutions either from an external point of view or in collaborative settings with your client organization.  

As part of the FIAS Team, you will be working closely with Senior Directors and Managing Directors. You will benefit from constant exposure to the senior members of the team and gain ‘on the job’ learning and development, leveraging their substantial experience.

In joining a growing business, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in business development activities, where the team discuss new opportunities, the development of innovative offerings for our market and the drafting of thought leadership papers. You will be actively involved in these discussions and feel an integrated part of the wider FIAS team.

Responsibilities

You will be at the heart of delivering regulatory advisory projects within financial institutions, where the regulatory perspective is central to a business-critical judgement. You will be actively involved in developing our business, and be an integrated part of the pan-European FIAS team. Assignments will range from advising on implementing new regulation, and the transformation of systems, processes and policies, through to helping clients remediate adverse regulatory findings or manage intense regulatory scrutiny. We are particularly looking for expertise in the area of financial crime, or other relevant regulatory experience.

To deliver on these responsibilities effectively, you will need to:

  • Be an action-oriented self-starter with strong analytical skills and entrepreneurial flair, in line with the A&M culture and values
  • Be comfortable working independently as well as in a high performing team
  • Have a strong background in the regulation of financial services, and an appetite to expand your knowledge and expertise further
  • Keep constantly on top of regulatory priorities and changes, and advise clients accordingly
  • Interpret regulation and present it in a clear and meaningful way, including how this could impact strategy, revenue streams or wider business issues
  • Be comfortable and credible in working closely with senior stakeholders in the client’s business and with professionals from leading financial institutions.

Requirements

Essential:

  • Relevant experience in financial services advisory (ideally from a Big 4 Professional services firm or from the Banking industry itself) with large scale transformation programs, highly exposed to top management;
  • Established experience of the financial services sector is essential, particularly in relation to financial crime or other relevant area. This experience may have been gained in a variety of roles (e.g. in financial institutions or consultancy).
  • Must have had proven hands on experience working closely with or directly within a regulator (e.g. PRA /FCA or an EU equivalent);
  • A high-grade degree qualification from a top tier university;
  • Mix of hard and soft skills, drive and leadership, ability to generate impact, assertiveness;
  • Strong project management capabilities, stakeholder management skills at senior levels;
  • Strong ability to conceptualize, summarize, and provide key messages to clients and/or senior levels;
  • Strong managerial skills, with ability to distribute workload among team members
  • English language skills are essential (both written and spoken) along with excellent writing skills, financial modelling (Excel) and presentation (Powerpoint) skills;
  • Willingness to travel at short notice (mainly within Europe);
  • EU citizenship or right to work in the EU.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of recent or pending EU regulatory initiatives, e.g. EBA Stress Test, Basel IV, MiFID II, etc.
  • Additional qualification levels (such as MSc or MBA) would be preferred;
  • Additional European languages are highly desirable.

Why A&M?

Companies, investors, lenders and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results. Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

Our heritage is restructuring, but for 35 years we have grown from a premier restructuring boutique to a global consulting firm with more than $1 billion in revenues. Over the course of time we have experienced the shifts in the various regulatory environments around the world.

Establishing a presence in Europe over ten years ago, the European business now has some 700 staff in a broad range of professional services including: Financial Institutions Advisory, Transaction Advisory, Corporate Transformation and a market leading Private Equity Performance Improvement practice.  

Lifestyle and values

Attracted by our meritocratic culture and the opportunity to build a business with like-minded people, our employees have joined A&M from senior roles in industry and commerce, the Big 4, top tier strategy houses, private equity firms, hedge funds and financial services institutions. A&M is an outcome focused business founded on the values of objectivity, pragmatism and tangible and measurable success.

Our people have built their credentials through careers that combine experience in industry management and professional services. A&M has a proven track record of managing complex, high profile situations and delivery through world class expertise and excellence in execution. The culture of the business offers variety of skill, language, heritage and professional background and therefore is unique in terms of style and approach. This is a business where your colleagues are your best allies and ideally, your best friends. A business where good friendships thrive and trust is as true internally as with the client. Furthermore, the values of the business which include integrity and fun as well as just reward for great work comes to life when you become part of the team.

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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