KYC Analyst, Associate (1200932) London, England


Job title: KYC Analyst
Corporate Title: Associate
Department: KYC New to Bank
Location: London

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Department overview:

The KYC New to Bank team is based in London and is responsible for undertaking KYC due diligence on new clients and counterparties in line with Nomura’s AML Policy (Client Identification Programme – CIP). The team manages due diligence reviews across a wide range of jurisdictions and client entity types and for all risk categories. The team provides direct on-boarding support to all sales and banking teams in Global Markets and Investment Banking. The New to Bank team is currently made up of 6 experienced professionals in London with an offshore support from a dedicated team in Powai, Mumbai.

Role description:

Working within the New to Bank Team the KYC Analyst will be responsible for managing the front-to-back KYC on-boarding process for new clients and counterparties of Nomura International Plc, and equivalent entities. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing a pipeline of client reviews for key business lines/ desks within the Global Markets and Investment Banking divisions
  • Assessing client risk in line with the firm’s Client Identification Programme, ensuring the correct client entity type is applied and all required KYC documentation is obtained
  • Validating KYC documentation and advising the business on AML/MiFID related issues
  • Undertaking PEP/ sanctions screening and adverse news checks for all clients and related key principals
  • Completing a Client Risk Assessment which includes all findings related to Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, Adverse News, High Risk Business and any other red flags that require escalation to local / regional Financial Crime Compliance
  • Managing relationships with Sales/ Banking and the Operations Client Integration team in relation to new client requests, providing stakeholders with regular progress updates and offering advice and support with regard to KYC requirements
  • Working closely with colleagues within the corporate divisions (including Operations, Legal, Compliance and Credit) to ensure the smooth on-boarding on new entities
  • Coordinating pipeline reviews and prioritisation of requests across the team
  • Managing ad-hoc projects relating to system enhancements, Client Lifecycle Management (CLM), MI Reporting

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • Strong SME in AML/KYC with at least 3 years’ experience
  • Proven experience in an Investment Bank within a Compliance/KYC function
  • Good understanding of global regulations including (particularly MiFID)
  • Self-starter who can work under pressure to a high level of accuracy
  • Good at multitasking and managing a high number of priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player, possessing ability to build relationships and partnerships
  • Prior experience implementing and testing vendor / CLM tools preferable
  • Experience in people management preferable
  • Language skills desirable
  • Degree level education desirable

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