Senior Analyst, Compliance

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Employer
BCI
Location
Victoria, BC and Vancouver, BC
Salary
$100,000 - $120,000
Posted
May 29, 2024
Closes
June 18, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
CPA status
None/Other

About BCI

British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) offers an exceptional opportunity to work at a world-class organization while living in a west coast setting. With $233 billion of gross assets under management, BCI is the provider of investment management services to British Columbia’s public sector. We invest globally across a range of asset classes and strategies in public and private markets. BCI generates the investment returns that help our British Columbian public sector clients build financially secure futures.

The people who work at BCI are committed, passionate, and approachable. They aim for continuous improvement and share BCI’s core values of clients first, performance focused, world class, accountability, transparency, and integrity. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers and BC’s Top Employers exemplifies BCI’s ongoing commitment to be a progressive workplace of choice; one that attracts, retains, and promotes talent so that we can continue to work towards meeting our clients’ financial goals. As an active in-house asset manager, BCI depends on specialized skills and expertise to successfully execute its world-class investment strategies and fulfill client needs. We are currently expanding our team and our skill base to equip BCI for the future.

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If you’re ready to take the next step in your Investment Compliance career, this may be the opportunity for you!  

We are seeking a Senior Analyst to join our Investment Compliance team. You bring a solid understanding of public and private markets and have the chance to expand your expertise in global investment regulatory activities at one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. 

This role can be based in our Victoria or Vancouver office. 

OVERVIEW 

The Legal Affairs department supports BCI in meeting the investment needs of our clients by providing legal, compliance and procurement advice, and support for transactional, investment and operational activities. Team members advise on contractual, legal, and regulatory requirements and issues, monitor compliance with regulatory, investment market and policy requirements, provide procurement services for the purchase of goods and services, handle corporate secretarial and governance activities, and manage corporate entities and records. 

The Compliance Office fosters a culture of prudent risk management and compliance which assists BCI in carrying out its asset management goals with integrity and in accordance with its regulatory, legal, and ethical responsibilities. The function provides reasonable assurance to BCI’s Board of Directors that adequate compliance measures are in place, well understood and respected by all employees. The team implements compliance risk mitigation measures, provides compliance awareness and training to the corporation, conducts compliance monitoring and testing, and submits periodic reports to BCI’s Board of Directors on the performance of its compliance program. 

The Senior Analyst, Compliance will play a critical role in supporting the compliance program related to BCI’s global investment activities, which includes an active trading desk as well as private markets asset classes.  As a key member of the investment compliance team the individual will be responsible in ensuring that BCI’s investment activities comply with regulatory requirements, internal policies, and investment guidelines. The individual will have specific accountability for driving portions of the compliance program related to Public and Private market investments. This position reports to the Director, Compliance.  

The role requires a highly motivated, results focused self-starter that can work independently and with a continuous improvement mindset.  

Must have: 

  • A university degree in Finance/Business Administration/Commerce, Law or a related field 
  • Experience in the asset management industry and/or financial services  
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in a control function (ideally in either compliance or middle office portfolio management) 
  • Solid understanding of compliance and risk management principles, methodologies, and practices coupled with analytical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail.  
  • Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, ability to articulate findings/views in a clear and concise manner to colleagues, management, and portfolio management groups. 
  • Ability to understand, analyze, interpret, and apply laws and regulation in an operational context of investment trading and settlement related procedures, data processing, and monitoring reporting logic. 
  • High aptitude to learn quickly and understand asset classes/investment and trading strategies. 
  • Strong personal integrity in dealing with confidential and sensitive information. 

Preferred: 

  • Exposure to asset classes such as equities, fixed income, alternatives  
  • Prior experience in investment compliance, performing guideline compliance monitoring/trade surveillance or exposure to trading/portfolio management platforms such as Bloomberg AIM, Aladdin, Charles River, and other regulatory systems would be an asset.  
  • Advanced degree or Professional Certifications such as CPA, CFA or FRM are preferred. 
  • Familiarity with securities regulations such as Canadian Security Laws, US SEC and FINRA regulations, Substantial Shareholding Disclosure, Material Non-Public Information, and/or Privacy, AML/AFT and Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Sanctions legislation is considered an asset. 
  • Knowledge of or experience in personal trading surveillance, conflicts management, restricted lists, funds and related structures (e.g. pooled funds, managed accounts, private equity funds) would be considered as an asset 

WHAT YOU GET TO DO 

  • Conduct comprehensive review of investment transactions and portfolios to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, investment mandates and internal policies.  
  • Perform pre- and post-trade investment monitoring checks and activities daily, weekly, and quarterly to ensure compliance with internal policies, investment guidelines and applicable regulations. 
  • Investigate alerts generated by systems and conduct analysis to determine root cause and resolve potential issues/breaches to ensure with compliance with obligations (e.g., pooled fund policies, regulations etc.) are met. 
  • Maintain and monitor the effectiveness of compliance rules in the Order Management System. Assist in adhoc investment guideline coding amendments.  
  • Identify and communicate potential compliance issues and recommend corrective action where necessary. 
  • Implementing procedures governing handling of MNPI, including guidelines for identification, control, and dissemination of confidential information and tracking flow of MNPI within the organization and detect any unauthorized disclosures or breaches of confidentiality.  
  • Liaise with individuals in other business units such as legal, risk management, trading desk, to research and resolve compliance-related issues and handling compliance-related inquiries.  
  • Prepare periodic compliance reports including filing routine regulatory reports with applicable regulatory bodies.  Assist in establishing and implementing a compliance framework for changes to regulatory requirements, new products, activities, and investments.  
  • Conduct reviews and support due diligence on prospective private markets investments, including external fund managers, counterparties and service providers.  
  • Stay abreast of regulatory developments, compliance trends and industry best practices to ensure compliance procedures remain effective and efficient.  
  • Assist in development and implementation of compliance policies, procedures and training programs to address regulatory requirements and industry best practices.  

WHERE YOU WILL WORK 

This role can be based in our Victoria or Vancouver office 

SALARY RANGE 

BCI offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a performance-based incentive plan, comprehensive health & dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan and paid time off. 

The annualized base salary range for this Victoria-based role is CAD $100,000 - $120,000. 

The base salary offered to the successful candidate will consider a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill set, level of experience applicable to the role they are being offered and consideration to internal equity. 

We pay our people competitively in the markets in which we compete for talent and with consideration to internal equity and job structure. We aim for actual pay to be around the median of the market for target or expected levels of performance, and around the upper quartile of the market for excellent performance. 

Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, experience and expertise. 

WHY APPLY TO JOIN BCI 

With our values as our anchor, it’s our people that help shape employee-focused initiatives and who create the environment we work in each day – all of which further strengthens our culture. BCI has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers – for the fifth consecutive year - and has built programs and benefits to support all our employees, including; 

  • Extended health and dental coverage, start on your first day of work. We have you covered! 
  • Our telehealth provider Dialogue connects you and your family to virtual healthcare appointments.  
  • Eligibility to the defined benefit BC Public Service Pension Plan providing you with a secure retirement income. 
  • Time off includes: 20 days’ vacation, 6 paid sick days, 6 paid personal days, and 2 paid days for volunteering – to support physical, mental, and community health. 
  • Four days in office, with the option to work from home once a week, promoting both a collaborative work culture and a healthy work-life balance.  
  • Annual wellness allowance to support an active lifestyle as well as physical well-being when working at home. 
  • On-going learning through our in-house mentoring program, professional dues support, and online and in-house learning. 
  • Invested in your learning: BCI investment professionals lead a monthly Investment Club to share industry knowledge with employees who work in other departments. 
  • Relocation support is available 

TO APPLY 

Apply online with a copy of your resume and a cover letter. We encourage timely submissions of applications as candidates will be actively reviewed and the interview process may advance earlier. 

CLOSING DATE: June 18, 2024

At BCI, we value diversity and believe in fostering an inclusive culture where all employees can be successful. 

We are performance and client focused and value integrity; if you share these values, we want to know you.  

We recognize that some skills can be learned on the job and encourage all to apply. 

If you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations), contact us at hr@bci.ca 

We would like to hear from you!