One of the world’s leading impact asset managers, Finance in Motion focuses on sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low- and medium- income countries. With nearly EUR 2 billion in Assets under Advisory/Management, the company attracts capital from private investors to leverage public sector contributions. Our funds provide debt or equity primarily for local financial institutions and increasingly for project and corporate finance. We are active in more than 30 countries across Southeast and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America, where we foster small business and rural development, green energy production, and natural resource protection.  

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics. Due to this ongoing success, Finance in Motion is seeking a

Working area:

Compliance & Risk Management


Frankfurt am Main

Working hours:

Full-time / Part-time

Head of Compliance and Risk Management (m/f/d)

Finance in Motion is a BaFin licensed financial service provider and has a registered AIFM in Luxembourg. The Head of Compliance and Risk Management will be appointed as the Compliance Officer as defined by MaRisk and will be authorized to implement all necessary actions to ensure overall compliance with the regulatory and internal ruleset that the company has to adhere to. The Compliance Officer will also manage relationships with the 'internal customer' aiming to find compliance solutions to the business activity by setting up policies/procedures and controls. Key areas for the compliance function include AML, fraud prevention, MIFID requirements, data and information security. Additionally, operational risk assessment for all functions in the company is the key area of risk management responsibility. The compliance function will also actively support and moderate new product processes and monitor outsourcing. Finally, the compliance function will consolidate risk relevant reports from other teams and communicate on overall compliance and risk management to the senior management and the supervisory board.

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of the legal inventory and relevant risk assessments
  • Managing a team of specialists covering the different areas in Compliance and Risk Management
  • Monitoring of regulatory changes and identification of measures to ensure compliance
  • Monitoring and reporting results of the internal control activities within the company and providing guidance to staff
  • Organization of the risk and compliance committee, follow-up on agreed actions
  • Propose organizational and procedural changes in order to assure adequate risk identification, assessment and mitigation where possible
  • Verify the effectiveness of organizational change (structures, processes, procedures) recommended for the prevention of compliance and operational risk
  • Managing issues related to conflicts of interests and insider information

What we expect:

  • Sufficient, relevant professional experience
  • Sound understanding of financial sector regulation as exercised by BaFin, ESMA, CSSF including good knowledge of relevant laws and regulations such as KWG, MaRisk, GWG, MIFID, BAIT, DSGVO
  • Knowledge of Financial Markets and related risks with main focus on Asset Managers Institutions
  • Degree in economics, business administration, finance, law or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English
  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills enhanced by intercultural skills and sensitivities
  • Goal oriented, fully committed to delivering high quality results under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion´s vision/mission

What you can expect:

  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 50 nationalities who strive to uphold our start-up spirit and profit from the opportunities of a growing company
  • A job with a great degree of autonomy that achieves real impact through cooperation and joint responsibility
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company culture that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees
Our around 205 employees working from our 17 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through market-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and prefer a communication style that suits the flat hierarchies and cooperative mindset we value, we would very much like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit your full application including a CV and meaningful cover letter.
Human Resources
Stefanie Zanetti
Tel.: 00 49 (0)69 271035-483