About this role
BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares®
Business Unit Overview:
Blackrock’s Compliance Department protects BlackRock’s reputation and provides client focused advice. It understands challenges and advises on the impact of regulation in our business, with the objective of:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Compliance Manager to join our Compliance team in Italy, which forms part of our EMEA Regional Compliance Department. This position will complement the current team which is working closely with the wider Compliance teams in EMEA. In Italy, BlackRock currently operates via an Italian branch of a UK Legal entity regulated as an investment firm and carrying out marketing and distribution activities.
In the role, the candidate will help provide professional compliance advice and oversight to the various business divisions within Italy which consist of Institutional Client Business, ETF and Index Investing, Retail and Financial Market Advisory (“FMA”).
Responsibilities of the candidate will include: exercising oversight over the Italian compliance program & framework, work with the EMEA Compliance teams in implementation processes of EU rules and legislation into local policies & procedures, being involved in developing business strategies and sales/distribution activities. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to oversee advertising and marketing campaigns as a product subject matter expert in partnership with our Marketing Compliance team.
Our ideal candidate will have at least 10 years relevant experience within a leading professional service firm or as compliance professional at an investment/fund manager and will have gained expertise in Italian financial supervisory regime as well as EU rules such as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and related regulations including practical translation into internal framework and policies.
The successful candidate will exhibit strong partnership and relationship management skills. The strength of character to offer healthy challenge will be essential, as will be the ability to engage successfully with stakeholders at all levels of the business.
A highly-motivated self-starter, the successful candidate will demonstrate sound judgment, excellent technical and regulatory knowledge, strong team ethic, combined with high energy, enthusiasm, resilience, tenacity and diplomacy.
The successful candidate will report to the Head of Continental Europe Compliance, and will support the delivery of the evolving compliance oversight program in Italy.
This represents a fantastic opportunity to join BlackRock’s Compliance team at an exciting time in the continued development of the Italian business and our broader EMEA regional compliance strategy.
Knowledge / Experience
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.