Distribution and Funds Compliance Manager

Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.

Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Distribution and Funds Compliance Manager to join our Risk and Compliance team. This is a permanent role, based in Edinburgh.

About the Department

Our Distribution and Funds Compliance team currently has a requirement for a Compliance Manager to work alongside a small number of SMEs who provide Compliance advice, assurance, challenge and support to the business on topics such as the interpretation of UK funds rules with a focus on abrdn’s alternative funds, alongside supporting the provision of cross-border distribution advice across EMEA.

About the Role

  • Lead Compliance SME supporting relevant key stakeholders with the provision of specialist regulatory advice and assurance for abrdn’s UK range of Alternative Funds.

  • Lead Compliance SME in the provision of Compliance services to abrdn’s range of AIFs, including coordinating the review and completion of relevant FCA authorisation forms.

  • Advice and support to the business, including regulatory rule interpretation regarding UK and non-UK requirements impacting fund developments e.g. COLL, FUND, UCITS, AIFMD and MiFID.

  • Providing Compliance support to a number of both regulatory and Corporate transformation projects impacting fund developments and fund distribution (within EMEA).

  • Serving as a whom failing to the Head of Funds and Distribution Compliance, attending key forums, committees and Board meetings as appropriate to represent the function.

About the Candidate Requirements

  • Degree qualified or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong and practical experience in the provision of Compliance advice in an investment firm, with a focus on Alternative funds and the associated regulatory frameworks and requirements. This extends to providing rule interpretation, and support to the business.

  • A good understanding of the prevailing UK and EU requirements surrounding cross-border distribution of funds, and a desire to build on this.

  • A good awareness of the interplay between fund regulations (namely UCITS and AIFMD), and how these translate to investment limits and associated MiFID requirements.

  • Experience of product development processes, related FCA regulation and associated best practice.

  • Able to articulate complex concepts in a concise, collaborative and effective manner.

  • A proven ability to build relationships and collaborate with other teams.

  • A structured approach to management, task allocation and reporting.

Our benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around. This includes 40 days’ annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits – including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount portal. You can read more about our benefits here.

Our business

Enabling our clients to be better investors drives everything we do. Our business is structured around three distinct areas – our vectors of growth – focused on our clients’ changing needs. You can find out more about what we do here.

An inclusive way of working

Whatever way you like to work, if you have the talent and commitment to join our team, we’d like to hear from you.

At abrdn we’ve adopted a ‘blended working’ approach. This approach combines the benefits of face-to-face collaboration, coaching and connecting in our offices with the flexibility of working from home. It enables colleagues to find a balance that works for their roles, their teams, our clients and our business.

An inclusive culture, where diverse perspectives drive our actions, is at the core of who we are and what we do. If you need assistance with your application, or a reasonable adjustment to your interview arrangements – for example, because you are neurodivergent, or have a physical, sensory, cognitive, mental, visible or invisible disability – please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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