Chief Compliance, Legal & Risk Officer

  • Experience level : Senior
  • Activity : SYZ Capital
  • Office : Zurich

Syz Capital is a Swiss-based Alternative Asset Manager specialized in private market funds and hedge funds. Syz Capital provides private and institutional investors unparalleled access to quality opportunities across liquid and illiquid alternative investment ecosystem. Uniquely positioned to understand the needs and challenges facing investors, SYZ Capital’s flexible platform offers diversified solutions across alternatives focused primarily on uncorrelated investments.  

Your missions
  • Responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance and legal aspects
  • Implementation of the company policies and practices to ensure compliance
  • Manage the relationship with the regulator (FINMA)
  • Providing legal advice to both Liquid and Illiquid investment team (e.g. concerning collective investment schemes, agreements, etc.)
  • Assisting with products structuring and operations in multiple jurisdictions
  • Responsible for compliance monitoring program (checks & controls) in all fields pertaining to
  • Asset Management (AML, cross-border, market integrity, management of conflicts of interest);
  • Coordination with external corporate and tax lawyers on all corporate, tax and fund matters;
  • Assistance, coordination and advice on legal & compliance matters related to collective
  • investment schemes throughout their lifetime (creation, deployment, alternations, liquidation);
  • Risk Management activities :  

               o Overseeing Operational Due Diligence on Hedge Funds
               o Monitoring of the investment risks linked to the funds, pre- and post-trade compliance checks, ensuring timely management, escalation and remediation of breaches,production of reports
               o Monitoring of investment risk on mandates (Discretionary and Advisory)
               o Monitoring of the Investment Constraints and Risks on Private Equity investments
               o Participation to the Investment Committee as CRO
               o Production of reports to the attention of Risk Committee/CRO//EXCO/BOD
               o Responsible for firm wide Operational Risk. Work in collaboration with Group Chief Risk Officer
               o Organize and lead the SYZ Capital Risk Committee encompassing Hedge Funds and Private Equities

Your profile

Education: Master degree in Law or Compliance

Professional Experience required: 10 years’ experience in a similar position, minimal 5+ years of
experience in companies with a focus in asset management and/or private equity.

Soft skills:
• Substantial leadership experience within a risk and compliance capacity required
• Comprehensive know of market abuse identifiers and fiduciary risk required
• Strong commercial acumen and global business perspective.
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
• Excellent stakeholder management skills required
• Highly driven and ambitious self-starter
Languages: English fluent, any other language an asset

Swiss Residence requirements: yes 

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