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Legal & Compliance - AML Compliance, SVP

  • Job
    Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Legal
  • $200K - $250K
  • New York City
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AI generated summary

  • You must have 10+ years of AML/KYC/CDD/EDD experience, CAMS certification, knowledge of BSA/AML laws, strong task management skills, and be willing to work outside standard hours in a fast-paced environment.
  • You will be responsible for investor onboarding, building relationships for KYC compliance, identifying potential money laundering risks, conducting online research, reviewing high risk alerts, updating procedures, preparing metrics, analyzing big data, assisting with regulatory filings, communicating with various stakeholders, and making recommendations for SAR filings.


  • Working experience with BSA/AML/CIP/KYC/US Patriot Act and OFAC as well as other relevant BSA/AML laws and regulations (UK, EU, Cayman).
  • 10+ years working experience of AML/KYC/CDD/EDD and sanctions.
  • CAMS or equivalent AML certification.
  • Strong knowledge of Know Your Customer, Customer identification Program and CDD requirements.
  • Experience with external vendor tools (e.g., Exiger, RDC, Lexis Nexus, Clear etc.)
  • Experience with sanctions compliance is a plus.
  • Strong sense of urgency and accountability to execute in a dynamic and time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong time and task management skills; possesses an ability to manage multiple priorities and raise issues in a timely manner.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent problem solving, oral and written communication skills.
  • Desire to work as part of a collaborative team and willingness to embrace a variety of matters.
  • Available to work outside of regular business hours as needed.


  • Investor onboarding across institutional clients.
  • Build and leverage stakeholder relationships to drive KYC compliance.
  • Responsible for identifying, assessing, and escalating potential money laundering and reputational risk issues associated with higher risk clients.
  • Conduct online research for relevant adverse information related to potential money laundering, terrorist finance, fraud, and other financial crimes.
  • Review and disposition of high risk alerts.
  • Update procedures and desk top guidance related to investor on-boarding process.
  • Prepare and review metrics for key processes.
  • Experience with analyzing big data and compiling visualization representation of information.
  • Experience with asset due diligence and counterparty due diligence.
  • Assist with regulatory filings related to 314a, Cayman Islands and Canada.
  • Communicating on an ongoing basis with investment professionals, in-house and external counsel, compliance professionals within Blackstone’s other business units and various other counterparties.
  • Can provide recommendations for the escalation of investigations for SAR filing consideration to the Global Head of AML.


What is the primary focus of the Legal & Compliance - AML Compliance, SVP role at Blackstone?

The primary focus of this role is to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering regulations and to oversee legal and compliance functions within the organization.

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Mission & Purpose

Blackstone is a global investment firm that specialises in alternative asset management and financial advisory services. The company engages in various investment activities, including private equity, real estate, credit, and hedge fund solutions. Blackstone's ultimate mission is to generate attractive investment returns for their clients while managing risk prudently. Their purpose is to provide exceptional investment opportunities and value-added services to their investors, aiming to create lasting value and deliver superior performance. Blackstone strives to be a trusted partner for their clients, leveraging their deep industry expertise, global network, and disciplined investment approach to drive long-term success and contribute to the growth and development of the companies and assets they invest in.

Culture & Values

  • Relentlessly pursue excellence

    We strive to be the best at what we do, applying our global talent and scale to generate compelling outcomes for our clients.

  • Never compromise integrity

    We adhere to the highest standards of integrity, maintaining and deepening our clients’ trust.

  • Outperform through innovation

    We approach our work with a builder mindset, creating new opportunities through innovation and entrepreneurialism.

  • Deliver for our customers

    We are meticulous custodians of capital, deploying it when we have conviction that we can deliver lasting value.

  • Work humbly, work together

    We build diverse teams of extraordinary professionals who advocate for the best ideas and celebrate each other’s wins.


  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Performance Bonus

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance