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 well over 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:



Frankfurt am Main

Working hours:

Up to 20 hours per week

Working Student - Compliance (m/f/d)

Compliance unit is a recently established function within Finance in Motion which is responsible for a wide range of regulatory tasks, including but not limited to anti-money laundering / counter terrorism financing, capital markets compliance, conflict of interest matters, fraud prevention, data protection and information security. Acting as a second line of defense in light of a recently acquired Alternative Investment Fund Manager (KVG) license, the Compliance function is also in charge of conducting second-line controls and provide advisory on the implementation of regulatory requirements driven by German Investment Code (KAGB), and related legislative acts (e.g. KaMaRisk, KAIT, KaVerOV, KARBV etc.) by Investment Management, Risk Management, Compliance, IT, Finance, Internal Audit and other relevant functions within Finance in Motion. The Working Student will be responsible in particular, for project management and progress reporting with regards to implementation of KAGB-driven regulatory requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the compliance gap analysis and follow up on implementation of the requirements of German Investment Code (KAGB) with relevant business units across Finance in Motion
  • Maintaining the project schedule, providing status updates and progress reports to Compliance Officer
  • Preparing management presentations in relation to KAGB compliance implementation project
  • Providing support to the Compliance Officer on other Compliance matters such as anti-money laundering, sanctions, capital markets compliance and illegal acts

What we expect:

  • You are in the process of obtaining a degree in Law (preferably specialized in banking law / financial services supervision), Political Science, Finance or other relevant field
  • Basic understanding of compliance requirements for a financial institution
  • Ability to effectively communicate with business units in a persuasive and sensitive way
  • Knowledge of methodology of compliance risk assessment, internal control framework and three lines of defense model
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills, presentation experience and ability to work under pressure
  • Familiarity with development finance / impact investment sector is an advantage
  • Fluent in German and English
  • 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 benefit from the opportunities of a growing company
  • An internship that provides insights into impact investing, broad exposure and good opportunities to learn
  • 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 230 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
Sandra Jakubczyk
Tel.: 0049 (0) 69 271 035-477