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Business Risk Manager - Latam desk


Wealth Management (WM) plays a major part in our strategy, we are investing significantly in Wealth Management to fuel our growth, particularly in Europe (onshore), the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. We provide a complete range of private banking products and services, including a variety of investment management and advisory mandates, tailored to our clients' specific requirements, objectives and risk profiles. Among UBP professional partners, over 300 independent asset managers have chosen us as their custodian bank, valuing our personalized, flexible services and our transparent fee structure.


Wealth Management Business Risk Managers (BRMs) play a key role within Wealth Management (WM) first line of defense. Reporting to the Head of WM, BRMs are the internal referent, for one or for several markets, on several subjects.


Foster, promote and maintain appropriate quality of business deliveries of WM teams with regards to AML, CDB, Risk Appetite and KYT/KYC subjects. Act as an intermediary between Compliance and WM markets on AML, CDB, Risk Appetite and KYC/KYT subjects.

Main responsibilities


Ensure adequate AML and KYC risk mitigation and adherence to Bank’s Qualitative Risk appetite on client onboardings, change in circumstances (CIC), and other reviews before Compliance review as well as the completeness of corroboration.

Ensure continuous AML/CDB risk framework awareness, keeping WM knowledge, education and sensitivity up-to-date.

Synchronize with Compliance Remediation and Onboarding as well as Client Documentation teams to ensure standards are met on onboarding, mutations (CIC) and reviews and to escalate any detected risks or operational issues.

On a risk-based approach, validate and control the appropriateness and exhaustivity of the documentation and of the corroboration on outgoing payments in order to mitigate AML and sanctions risks.

Ensure that all transactional AML Alerts meet the Bank’s and Regulator’s standards.

Increase risk awareness within the WM Markets by ensuring that RMs are aware of internal directives, of the regulatory requirement and updated on all new practices with a focus on AML, CDB and Sanction subjects.

Upon Management’s request, act as a relay of authority within the WM Markets on certain initiatives.

Any other task required by Management relating to the Mission of the employee.



Regular meetings with appropriate 2nd line of Defence functions to ensure consistency of knowledge and practices.

Regular meetings with MH to review the ongoing subjects and propose action plans for the low performers.

Regular reporting on activity and associated risks.



  • Education: Bachelor Degree


  • Years of experience: 3-7 : intermediate
  • Experience required: minimum 3 years of professional experience within the banking sector, ideally relating to Compliance and Conformity functions; strong knowledge of Swiss AML and CDB regulatory frameworks and requirements; sensitivity to other regulatory matters such as International Sanctions, Financial Crime, Cross Border matters, Tax and/or Investor protection frameworks; ability to recognize CDB document requirements and inform Relationship Managers of any inconsistencies or needs
  • Experience in private banking: Mandatory


  • English: Fluent
  • Spanish: Fluent
  • Portuguese: Fluent

Personal skills

  • Swiss resident: Mandatory

Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to interact with different levels of seniority solution oriented team player capable of working independently stress resistant reliable and flexible ability to identify possible risk or operational issues

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