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10 Dec 2015

Standard Life Investments is a premier asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our wide range of investment solutions is backed by a distinctive investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence.
Standard Life Investments manages circa £250bn* on behalf of clients worldwide. Investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies.  As active managers, we place significant emphasis on rigorous research and a strong collaborative ethos. We constantly think ahead and strive to anticipate change before it happens, ensuring that our clients can look to the future with confidence.
Our investors rank among some of the worlds most sophisticated and high-profile institutions. They include corporate pension plans, banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, fund-of-fund managers, endowments, foundations, charities, official institutions, sovereign wealth funds and government authorities.
Headquartered in Edinburgh, Standard Life Investments employs more than 1350 talented professionals. We maintain a presence in a number of locations around the world including Boston, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Beijing, Montreal, Sydney, Dublin and Seoul.

Risk and Compliance function

The Investment Management industry is facing unprecedented levels of regulatory change both within the UK and globally. The Risk and Compliance team within Standard Life Investments helps our business to manage this change by providing world class support and expert guidance across all aspects of our operations. This support has three distinct areas; to facilitate effective risk management, to advise the business on global regulatory requirements and to provide assurance that effective processes and controls are in place.
We are offering a great opportunity for a high calibre graduate with a 2:1 or above in any degree discipline to join our team. You’ll be at the centre of the function, with a structured series of rotational placements across the department, gaining insight into the corporate governance and controls that ensure the key processes which keep our business running smoothly are in place. As well as this exposure you will have primary responsibility for a number of key tasks, in particular the management of our global conflicts of interest system. You’ll see first-hand the workings and challenges of working in a Risk and Compliance function and learn how to work with people and manage the processes that ensure the business can grow but remain controlled. As you develop, you will get more involved in the progression of business solutions to respond to a diverse array of challenges.
You’ll be enthusiastic with strong relationship building and analytical skills, coupled with the ability to communicate and influence others at all levels within the organisation.
To support your time with us, you’ll be set-up to succeed with first rate training and development. There will also be an arranged network of support. We’ll expect you to be quickly up and running with key deliverables giving you the opportunity to show your potential on a continued basis.

Key skills/talents

Achievement Drive – is committed to delivering the overall goals of the team and is comfortable working on own initiative.
Relationship Building– actively builds and maintains relationships with the business and adds value by providing timely support and advice.
Problem Solving – is proactive in identifying and analysing problems and is able to think holistically when designing workable solutions
Communication – communicates confidently at Senior Management level and is comfortable representing Standard Life Investments at external forums and with Third Parties (e.g. Regulators, Trustees).
Negotiation and Influencing –can influence the business in relation to regulatory issues and can deal with difficult situations in a sensitive and diplomatic manner.
Planning and Organising – effectively manages own workload and is comfortable prioritising to ensure delivery
Change Orientation – is comfortable initiating change in an innovative and sensitive manner and strives to continually improve existing processes
Teamwork – works effectively as part of a team and ensures that best practice and knowledge is shared with others in the team

Degree background

This role is a great opportunity for a high calibre graduate with a 2:1 or above in any degree discipline with strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills and analytical ability.
This is not an FCA regulated role

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: Competitive
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