Head of Regional Compliance & MLRO- Europe

Luno, London

Digital currency for everyone, everywhere

Luno is a leading global digital currency company operating across more than 40 countries and with offices in London, Singapore and Cape Town. We’re Series B-funded and backed by some of the top tech investors in the world.

Our products and services make it safe and easy for people and businesses to store, buy, use and learn about  cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Our vision is to upgrade the world to a better financial system.

We are looking for the best compliance/financial crimes professional in the industry. The successful applicant thrives in a fast-paced team environment, is passionate about innovation, and cares about customers. The individual will be responsible for managing a small compliance team in London and will report to the Head of Global Compliance. Occasional travel may be required.

What you’ll do

  • Support Luno’s growth efforts as the key regulatory compliance liaison across Europe
  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes in the European Union and other countries in Europe and communicate potential changes  
  • AML Subject Matter Expert for our European market, including but not limited to advice on regulations, directives, guidance notes, consultation drafts
  • Maintain relationships with local authorities, regulatory bodies, and financial partners
  • Act as the main point of contact for regulatory requests in the region (internal and external)
  • Identify and investigate unusual/suspicious transaction activity  
  • Responsible for filing SARs and other regulatory reports
  • Play a key role in the continuous development and monitoring of our AML programme
  • Conduct enhanced due diligence reviews of customers in the EU market
  • Assist in planning, managing, testing, and liaising with Global Compliance Team
  • Support external compliance audits/examination
  • Ensuring the operation of an effective approach to risk monitoring and mitigation, including the maintenance of a Risk Register
  • Maintenance, update and operation of the Compliance Monitoring Programme (CMP) ensuring:
    • Policies are periodically reviewed to ensure they continue to meet regulatory requirements
    • Procedures are reviewed to ensure that they reflect, and monitored to ensure that they implement, defined policy
    • Issues / areas for improvement are promptly identified

What you’ll need

  • Experience working with the FCA or other major regulatory bodies required
  • Previous MLRO/DMLRO experience preferred
  • Established relationships with local financial institutions highly desirable
  • University degree from a top tertiary institution
  • 4-5 years work experience
  • Strong at report writing and documenting outcomes of investigations
  • High proficiency in English
  • Entrepreneurial, strong sense of responsibility and very high level of integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed
  • If not a citizen, a valid work permit to work in the UK
  • Familiarity with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be highly advantageous

Cryptocurrencies are rapidly changing the financial landscape, and the Luno team is at the forefront of this revolution. If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a smart and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is the opportunity for you.

About Luno

We believe that decentralised digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum will fundamentally change how the world views and uses money: cheaper, faster and safer transactions; more privacy and freedom; a significantly better user experience; and ultimately, more equality through giving everyone in the world access to the same financial system, no matter who they are or where they are from.

Today we are one of the world’s leading digital currency companies with a team of over 40 technology and finance experts, operating across several countries and continents. Our products and services make it safe and easy for people and businesses to store, buy, use and learn about digital currencies like Bitcoin.

Our vision is to empower billions of people by bringing digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to everyone, everywhere.

Want to learn more about Luno? Visit Luno's website.