Company logo

Compliance Officer (Middle East experience)

Rothschild & Co Bank AG
Zollikerstrasse 181, 8034 Zürich
  • 19.09.2023
  • 100%
  • Fachverantwortung
  • Festanstellung

Rothschild & Co

Rothschild & Co is one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups. We offer a distinct perspective that makes a meaningful difference to our clients’ business and wealth.

With a team of 3,800 talented financial services specialists on the ground in 40 countries across the world, we provide independent advice on M&A, strategy and financing, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments. As a family-controlled business that has been at the centre of the world’s financial markets for over 200 years, we can rely on an unrivalled network of specialists and are known for our track-record of outstanding execution in financial services.

Rothschild & Co Wealth Management

For over 200 years, Rothschild & Co’s freedom to offer objective advice and our commitment to personal service have combined to shape and grow our private clients’ wealth, building value for generations. Our dynamic growth and ambitious targets in relation to quality, innovation and reliability have created a need for the above mentioned role.

Compliance Officer (Middle East experience)

Overview of Role

We are currently looking for an experienced Compliance Officer with experience in the Middle Eastern market to support our Compliance team in Zurich. The main mission is to ensure conformity of the bank's internal control system in respect of Compliance processes and activities and to work together with the Compliance team, the Management and Client Advisers by acting as a primary point of contact for Compliance in supporting the business and the R&Co Compliance programme.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage the Compliance matters by acting as the first point of contact for the business in the Anti-Money Laundering ('AML') / Financial Crime area
  • Perform due diligence in the context of entering into business relationships and preparation of cases / presentation to General Management/ local & divisional business acceptance committees for approval
  • Review of increased risk business relationships and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) & High-Risk client reviews as well as support of other client reviews
  • Develop and update internal AML related regulations, procedures and guidelines at the Bank and to ensure implementation of Group level requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring day to day adherence to regulatory requirements and responsible working on regulatory projects
  • Assist the Bank's departments (General Management, Front office, Middle Office and Risk) in respect of advising on Compliance related matters
  • Monitor and assist with implementation in support of both new legal / regulatory requirements and respective existing controls on a daily and periodic basis
  • Support to the Head AML with regard to all other AML matters (AML regulatory obligations and controls, supporting with Compliance related requests in connection with internal and external auditors, AML investigations and MROS reporting, interactions with authorities and AML transaction monitoring)
  • Supporting in the overall development of the Compliance programme of the Group entity
    • Keeping abreast of internal standards and industry regulations

Education and Qualifications

  • Swiss law degree is a plus
  • Compliance CAS is a plus
  • Proficient in English and French or German (written and spoken)

Experience, Skills and Competencies Required

  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role, within a private Bank in Switzerland
  • Strong expertise in the Middle East market and good understanding of FINMA regulatory requirements
  • Highly motivated and high engagement, can do attitude, solution orientated
  • Strong attention to details and timeliness, rigor, discretion, team spirit and ability to manage a varied range of tasks
  • Excellent transversal communication skills and pro-active personality
  • Resilient attitude, high professionalism, high dedication and willingness to work as a team player


  • Rothschild & Co is committed to safeguarding and enhancing the health and wellbeing of all its employees. To support this, Rothschild & Co provides all employees with a range of healthcare services and benefits that aim to support their overall wellbeing
  • We are conducive to creating a working environment and culture where people can succeed
  • We provide a variety of inhouse trainings, as well as tuition assistance for further education and training courses
  • Everyone can choose to incorporate agile working principles into their working week
  • We have learned a great deal about the adaptability, commitment and resilience of our people. We believe there are opportunities for all of us to enhance our working lives and outcomes, by applying a more flexible approach to where and when we work and up to 40% of your work time can be performed from home.

If you are curious to learn more about us and have valuable experiences in a similar role, then please submit your CV and Cover Letter through our recruitment tool.


Joël Räber
+41 44 384 71 81
Rothschild & Co Bank AG