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Prudential Regulatory Banking Sector Specialist

Date: May 6, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141024BR
Job TitlePrudential Regulatory Banking Sector Specialist
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineFRM
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

As subject matter experts with a breadth of experience and specialism across industry, consulting, academia and regulators, the risk team offer the skills and levers to provoke and support complex and unique risk transformational projects in the financial services industry.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionThe Team

KPMG’s EMA FS Risk and Regulatory Insight Centre (RRIC) based in London supports clients, the business and the KPMG network in providing pragmatic insights on regulatory developments across the EMA region,
The RRIC was established in response to the financial crisis to support our clients deal with the unprecedented raft of regulation impacting the industry. In response to the changing regulatory landscape the team are looking to expand the team

The Role

We are looking for a deep technical prudential regulatory specialist in banking who has experience to assess the impact of upcoming political and regulatory initiatives on the wider banking landscape and our clients. The individual will have experience in prudential topics and sector experience in Banking and/or Market Infrastructure.

As a regulatory specialist (SME) within the RRIC you will support and drive the RRIC strategy in line with the wider firm’s banking and customer-driven strategy. This will require close working with other member firms, in particular with the UK, to ensure the RRIC’s work is consistent with the firm’s objectives for growth and profitability. The key objectives of this role are to drive brand enhancement and business connectivity, e.g.:

Brand enhancement: raise and broaden KPMG’s external profile via:
- Market-leading Thought Leadership of the regulatory horizon
- Analysis of key pronouncements and proposals
- Monitoring and seeking to Influence the main regulatory debates
- Regulatory and commercial Insights
- Taking a Regional and Global view

Business connectivity: inform and support colleagues in:
- Initiating discussions with clients
- Broadening the way our clients see us
- Joining the dots between issues, practices and functions
- Spotting and developing commercial opportunities
- Providing informed delivery that is intelligent of the wider regulatory context


As a SME within the RRIC, your responsibilities will include:

- Market-leading Thought Leadership: monitor and provide insights on the regulatory horizon, with a focus on regional and global developments, which is cognisant of geo-political impacts and market wide developments, and sensitive to different national and regional landscapes; via publications, articles, media and conferences.

- Analysis of pronouncements and proposals: that is technically credible, demonstrates regulatory intelligence, spots the “tricks”, provides a Point of View, is timely, and is clearly communicated both internally and externally.

- Policymaker relationship-building and influence: communicate and meet with policymakers and regulators, know who matters when, gather information, offer insights, seek to shape the debate, challenge perceptions.

- Client and industry-facing: provide added-value collateral and communications with clients; develop and exploit industry contacts; support Function heads, CLPs and CST/sales teams; work with trade bodies and industry think tanks; gather market intelligence.

- Internal knowledge transfer: provide briefing, portal content and face-to-face training on the emerging regulatory horizon and specific pronouncements; work across practices and functions as appropriate; develop/maintain relevant sectoral and cross-sectoral networks.

- Inform and support proposition development: identify potential commercial opportunities; work with relevant practices and functions on proposition development and handover for delivery; assist CLPs and Function heads in identifying pursuit targets and determining market awareness approach; assist with collateral development for client discussions; act as SME.

- Team player: provide input to RRIC-wide activities and cross-sectoral issues; share information and debate views; plug gaps where needed; act as PML/coach and develop more junior and newer members of the team.

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

- Excellent understanding of banking regulation in the UK and Europe
- Strong understanding of financial products
- Deep knowledge of new regulatory developments impacting banks and their business
- Strong ability to exploit or build network of contacts with regulators and policymakers; as well as to build internal network across KPMG practices and functions
- Excellent analytical skills and ability to produce written reports and regulatory content in the form of thought leadership (newsletters, articles, video, reports, etc.)
- Excellent oral / written communication, planning, project management, networking and influencing skills.
- Flexibility and agility to contribute in a senior capacity to a broad range of engagements.
- Flexibility to work across the UK (and internationally) where required.

Experience & Knowledge:

- Risk management experience within a banking market infrastructure is advantageous
- Experience of regulation impacting banks
- Experience having worked at a regulator is a plus

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

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