Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 5.4 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve.

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:

Fund Operations


Frankfurt a.M.

Working hours:

Full-time / Part-time

KYC Associate – Fund Operations Team (m/f/d)

Finance in Motion is recruiting an Associate to be part of our KYC Unit within the Fund Operations Team, which centralizes a series of fund management tasks.

Key responsibilities:

As an Associate in the KYC Unit, you will support the following KYC activities of the funds advised by Finance in Motion:
  • Support the business teams by performing and documenting initial and ongoing screening activities on all funds’ clients (investees, investors and other third parties) in integrity databases.
  • Manage the KYC onboarding of the funds´ clients, coordinate the collection of KYC documents from the client and analyze the collected data.
  • Perform sanity checks and liaise with business team responsible for further documents, information and confirmation on the funds´ client.
  • Assess and escalate potential red flags to the Compliance team.
  • Support on the AML risk scoring of the fund´s clients based on the provided data.
  • Lead the closing of investment transactions from KYC Unit’s side in close collaboration with local legal counsel and the business teams. Coordinate the ongoing KYC/AML monitoring and regular review activities on the funds’ clients in collaboration with the responsible business teams.
  • Ensure that the KYC Due Diligence package for onboarding the client or review of an existing client is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Closely collaborate with the Compliance team to ensure adherence to KYC/AML policies and regulations.
  • Coordinate and respond to KYC/AML queries from other business units and funds’ clients.
  • Support the Compliance team on the elaboration of reports by compiling relevant KYC data.
  • Draft and review of procedural manuals and guidelines in collaboration with other team members.
  • Improve, implement and maintain adequate tools and systems, including the definition of requirements.
  • Support the team leader in the further development of the KYC Unit as a central function at Finance in Motion.

What we expect:

  • University degree (Bachelor/Master) in law, business administration, finance or similar
  • Fundamental relevant work experience and knowledge in the area of AML/CFT and KYC principles in the finance industry.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with great accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Adaptable self-starter capable of working under limited supervision as well as taking on new tasks.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office products.
  • Experience in research and analysis of data and documents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or German would be an asset,
  • Flexibility and a team player with an international mindset and intercultural skills.
  • 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 are keenly interested in making a positive difference through their work and who share a collaborative, can-do spirit
  • A job that allows you to fully utilize and expand your skills within an innovative, hands-on company culture
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees
Our more than 290 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 are seeking an adaptable and motivating work environment, we would very much like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit your application.
Human Resources
Steffen Winterholler
Tel.:+49 (0)69 271 035 798