BUSINESS UNIT AND ROLE OVERVIEW
The Business Intelligence Group ("BIG") in the Legal Department in London is recruiting for an Associate or an Analyst, depending on level of experience.
BIG is a research and due diligence group focused on legal, regulatory and reputational risk. BIG supports the business in making fully informed reputational risk management decisions and in meeting regulatory requirements, with a focus on investment banking (equity, debt, M&A) and principal investments.
BIG is composed of lawyers and other professionals with regulatory, government, transactional and research experience.
The successful Associate candidate will have a minimum 3 years of relevant experience and the Analyst candidate will have 1-3 years of relevant experience, either in an investigative due diligence role (in-house for a financial services firm, or at a consultancy) or in legal practice focusing on issues such as bribery & corruption, sanctions or money-laundering.
Conduct due diligence research to support the assessment of reputational risk in potential transactions and business relationships, covering issues such as bribery & corruption, compliance with economic sanctions, source of wealth, links to organised crime, litigation risk, money laundering, environmental and social issues etc:
- Use online resources and specialist databases to conduct thorough due diligence research on companies and individuals.
- Identify relevant information, compile and analyse findings.
- Write well-structured summaries of relevant information for BIG team members and BIG's internal clients in the business.
- Instruct and liaise with third party investigative consultants. Review their reports with a critical approach and summarise their findings.
- Assist on certain administrative tasks such as compiling statistics on BIG's work and responding to audit queries.
SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
- Strong research, analysis and critical-thinking skills, and excellent written English, with the ability to present conclusions confidently and effectively.
- An instinctive curiosity and interest in global events (politics, finance and business).
- An ability to work independently for long periods, while also escalating relevant issues to senior members of the team as appropriate.
- Highly organised and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, taking a proactive approach to potential issues.
- Proficient in the use of IT systems and research databases.
- Foreign language skills would be an advantage but are not essential.
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