Nov 11, 2021

Business Risk Officer

  • Swissquote
  • Zürich, Switzerland
Full time Banking Compliance Legal

Job Description

As the fastest growing online bank in Switzerland, Swissquote is adapting its internal control system to the evolving regulatory environment and to its increasing business volumes and, more specifically, is creating a new unit of Business Risk Managers within its Sales department in Zurich. This new unit will be a key element of Swissquote’s first of defense. We are looking for junior/intermediate profiles of Business Risk Officer.

In this position, you will be a member of the new Business Risk Management unit, which will be part of the Sales Zurich department. Your unit will report directly to the Head of the Sales Zurich Department. You will work closely with the relationship managers of the Sales Zurich Department and with the Compliance Service. You will play a key role in our first line of defense, in particular for managing Money Laundering Risks, reputational risks and other business risks. You will in particular propose controls and measures for the mitigation of those risks. Further, thanks to your expertise and skills, you will play an important role in the relationship between Sales and Compliance Services.

You will have multiple tasks, which include:

  • Review of prospects’ account opening requests (companies, institutional clients, financial institutions, external asset managers, introducing brokers, etc.) from various standpoints, including with respect to AML risks (AMLA, AMLO-FINMA, CDB), cross-border risks and reputation risks
  • Check tax compliance aspects, such as FATCA and CRS (automatic exchange of information)
  • Prepare prospects’ files and risk assessments in coordination with the relationship manager and submit your recommendation to the management of the Sales Zurich Department
  • Conduct regular reviews of all types of clients, in particular institutional clients (financial institutions, external asset managers, etc.)
  • Clarify certain transactions and situations from various standpoints, including with respect to AML and reputation risks
  • Support and advise the relationship managers


  • Law or Economics degree or similar background is an asset
  • Experience as a Business Risk Officer or in a Compliance Department within the financial industry
  • Perfect command of English and German. Any other language is an asset
  • Analytical and methodological approach
  • Very good communication and writing skills

Additional Information

Located near Geneva and the lake, our Headquarters gathers 600 of our employees: young (34 years old average), multicultural (50 nationalities) and wearing what suits them best. You will find a friendly atmosphere in an open and inclusive environment. Spacious offices, home-office policy, outdoor terracesports clubs and even... a real Pub for after-work moments.


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