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Markets Compliance and Operational Risk Specialist (Commodities)

London, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Markets Compliance and Operational Risk Specialist (Commodities)

Location:  London

Corporate Title: up to VP

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Our London office is based just a stone’s throw from the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral on bustling King Edward Street. Here you’ll find modern workspaces and a state-of-the-art auditorium space. In addition, we’re proud to host an onsite restaurant that shares our commitment to sustainability by providing delicious seasonal menus which have been created with the planet in mind. Make sure to take time for yourself and head up to our rooftop terrace and take in the spectacular views across London. Finally, your physical wellness is well-catered for with our onsite gym facilities and medical centre.

Role Overview:

This role is responsible for assisting the Compliance and Operational Risk team to execute second line of defense compliance and operational risk oversight for the Commodities Line of Business and the Futures & Options Line of Business in the UK and CEEMEA.

Key responsibilities include ensuring requirements of the Global Compliance Enterprise Policy, the Operational Risk Management Enterprise Policy (collectively “the Policies”), the Compliance and Operational Risk Management Program and Standard Operating Procedures are implemented and identifying, challenging, escalating, and mitigating risks in a timely manner.


  • Assists in assessing risks, associated controls and their effectiveness, while driving compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, adhering to policies, and developing reporting and documentation

  • Engages in activities to provide support to the Compliance and Operational Risk teams in order to provide independent compliance and operational risk oversight of Front Line Unit or Control Function performance

  • Assists in identifying and escalating problems or issues that arise and drives actions to address the root causes that lead to compliance risk issues and/or operational risk losses

  • Assists in the development of independent risk management reporting for respective area(s) of coverage as input into management routines

  • Assists in responding to trading venue and regulatory inquiries and other audits and examinations

  • Monitors the regulatory environment to identify regulatory changes applicable to area(s) of coverage and maintains a comprehensive regulatory inventory

  • Assists with investigation of escalated trade surveillance alerts and continual enhancement of the trade surveillance program elements.

What we are looking for:

  • A versatile, confident individual with significant, relevant work experience in a similar Compliance and Operational Risk role

  • Ability to engage and communicate confidently and professionally with trading and sales teams and externally with trading venues and regulators

  • A background in commodities coverage across a broad range of products including base metals, precious metals, emissions, oil, gas and power

  • A solid understanding of key trading venue rules, particularly ICE Europe, London Metal Exchange, EUREX, EEX

  • Knowledge of relevant UK, EU and US regulations including but not limited to MiFID II, MAR, REMIT, Dodd Frank, Volcker etc

  • Confident in managing policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Ability to interpret relevant laws, rules and regulations

  • Confident communication and analytical skills

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner

  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons

  • 20 days of back-up childcare including access to school holiday clubs and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum 

  • The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.

  • Access to an emotional wellbeing helpline, mental health first aiders and virtual GP services.

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters

  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution

  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.

  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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