Fund Services.KYC/AML Senior Specialist

Investor Relations Makati City, Philippines



Job Description


Job Title: KYC/AML Senior Specialist – Screening

Reports to: KYC/AML Account Manager

Department: KYC/AML Department

Location: Manila

Competency level:

Requirements: Bachelors Level together with relevant working experience or legal background, or a minimum of 2 years experience in KYC/AML Compliance and/or in a similar position



Company Overview

For over 70 years Citco has provided specialist financial services to alternative investment funds, investors, multinationals and private clients worldwide. With over $1 trillion in assets under administration, and 7,000 employees in 60 countries, we pioneer innovative solutions that meet our clients’ evolving needs, and deliver exceptional service. As a highly-respected name in our industry, the Citco Group of Companies is known as both a high-quality service provider and a forward-thinking partner. The founding family still runs Citco and the company continues to provide a broad range of financial services to our clients worldwide. True to our founding principles, we tailor our solutions to clients’ exact needs, continually investing in our network to deliver the highest-quality solutions.

Citco Fund Services is a division of the Citco Group of Companies and is the largest independent administrator of Hedge Funds in the world. With offices throughout Europe, Asia, North America and the Caribbean, Citco Fund Services has established itself as the market leader in hedge fund administration. We offer a complete range of accounting, middle office administration, shareholder and corporate services to hedge funds and collective investment services.


Position Overview

The KYC/AML Team Senior Specialist – Screening will provide excellent service and is responsible for handling of screening alerts related to investors and clients of several CFS offices. The Senior Specialist will be responsible for the initial review of alerts generated by daily screening process and initial escalation of potential matches; liaising with GKYC – screening team based in Curacao and local offices where required. The role further entails proper handling of updates/queries returned by Local offices and GKYC – screening team based in Curacao.


Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Keeping up-to-date and well informed about Citco policy & procedures;
  • Ensuring at all times that Citco’s standards are complied with;
  • Ensuring escalation of any cases that have not been completed on a timely basis as well as timely escalation of difficult cases to the Account Manager;
  • Handling KYC-documents in the CFS Document Management System in accordance with the procedures developed to assess the validity of alerts,
  • Maintaining a database for alerts handled/in progress
  • Timely follow-up on pending items;
  • Support of project &/or other team initiatives as required;
  • Meeting or exceeding internal and external quality standards for exceptional customer service;
  • Teamwork is especially important in this position.


Education, Qualifications and Experiences

  •                 Bachelor’s degree in  Business Administration/Management, Economics & Law   

              (MER)/Accounting/ Finance or Economics

  •                 2 years experience in Compliance or customer service environment is preferable
  •                 Excellent MS Office skills
  •                 Knowledge of the financial markets and hedge fund industry an advantage
  •                 Knowledge of compliance and regulatory issues, including Know Your Customer (KYC)

              and anti-money laundering (AML) policies



Business, technical & commercial acumen 

Quality & risk control


Client Service


Time management

Organizational skills


Drive for results





NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.