Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer

| Chicago

DRW is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – growing to include real estate, cryptocurrencies, venture capital and several industry acquisitions. With more than 800 employees at our Chicago headquarters and six global offices, we work together to solve interesting problems and capture opportunities. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you will meet.

As the AML Compliance Officer in our Chicago office, you’ll join our global compliance team and focus on managing the firm’s AML compliance program for our cryptocurrency business. The environment is dynamic and fast-paced and we are looking for someone who is energized by our innovative culture. Success in this role will require a strong knowledge of financial markets, commitment and dedication to the team, and a keen attention to detail. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Administer, coordinate and monitor day-to-day compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC regulations, including Anti-Money Laundering and identity verification onboarding processes
  • Work closely with the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure compliance with applicable laws, including the implementation of best practices where the regulatory framework is still evolving
  • Make recommendations to senior management regarding BSA/AML and OFAC policies and procedures
  • Coordinate and administer a training program to ensure that employees receive appropriate BSA and OFAC compliance training
  • Manage independent testing and review of the BSA/AML and OFAC compliance program
  • Perform annual BSA/AML risk assessments
  • Research and liaise with legal and compliance teams regarding the legal and regulatory impacts of rule proposals and final rules and regulations

What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years of previous AML compliance experience in a similar role
  • A certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • Knowledge of US regulatory requirements and understanding of global regulatory environments
  • Experience with cryptocurrency industry concepts and emerging developments preferred
  • Strong business acumen and analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively and meet goals both as part of a team and independently
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
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