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Senior Compliance Officer (Markets Advisory) – Commodities

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100,000 - £110,000 plus package per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 20 days ago

  • Sector: Compliance
  • Contact: Edward Manson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07779001748
  • Expiry Date: 29 March 2023
  • Job Ref: EM/9561

​​MERJE are partnering with the Trading arm of this reputable UK Energy company in their search for an experienced Compliance specialist.

The individual will provide compliance support and guidance specifically to their Energy Markets and Trading business which will include identification and assessment of applicable regulatory requirements and review of systems & controls to ensure that regulatory requirements are effectively controlled and operationalised.

This role will be responsible for:

•Acting as the first point of contact for all market regulatory & compliance advice to the various businesses

•Proactively providing guidance and advice to the trading businesses in relation to all regulatory & compliance requirements and risks including regulations/exchange rules/internal requirements; the understanding and mitigation of regulatory and compliance risks such as market manipulation, anti-trust, bribery & corruption, and money laundering;

•Reviewing new products or activities as part of any new business approval process

•Preparing and providing market-related training as well as conduct training to the wider business

•Keep up to date with UK and EU regulatory developments, specifically market regulations, and analyse and assess the impact of applicable forthcoming UK and EU legislation in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs, Legal and other internal teams, as appropriate, and will help to shape the company’s response to regulatory change

•Providing input to Compliance Risk Assessments

•Collaborate with the Surveillance team on monitoring and providing input into enhancements as needed

•Executing Compliance Assurance Testing

•Updating compliance policies & procedures to address market regulatory needs.

•Establishing effective business partnering relationships with the trading business


•Relevant compliance advisory experience gained ideally in an energy trading environment – open to consider broader Investment banking or covered derivatives products

•Experience of futures exchange trading and clearing, preferably in energy markets

•Understanding of global/regional financial and physical market regulations and regulators e.g. MIFID, REMIT, etc

•Understanding of trading instruments, trading strategies, and risk concepts

•Good interpersonal and relationship building skills including the ability to interact with and influence at all levels of an organization and engage with a wide range of stakeholders

•Team-oriented and collaborative, with the ability to work independently and share knowledge and learnings broadly

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.