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Regulatory Lawyer – Technical Expert within Conduct Supervision

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Job Reference:

    CS/033/2020

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry:

    2021-05-31

  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

  • Skills tags:

    Legal & Compliance

​About Conduct Supervision

Conduct Supervision is responsible for the setting up and implementation of the regulatory framework aiming to secure appropriate consumer protection in operations of licence holders in the financial services industry. The Conduct Function is a relatively newly-formed team which currently employs around 40 persons and is gradually assuming a cross-sectorial function covering under its remit supervision in conduct of credit institutions, securities, trusts, company service providers, as well as insurance undertakings and intermediaries.

The Role

Within this role you will be joining the Financial Promotion and Risk Assessment (FinPro) team which has the primary responsibility to act as ‘radar’ for the Conduct Function in identifying and assessing the risks to consumers, both emerging and current and to monitor the promotional efforts of regulated persons.  Reporting to the Senior Manager within the Financial Promotion and Risk Assessment team, you will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Act as technical point of reference to the FinPro Team;

  • Take responsibility for the drafting of conduct rules related to the investments, banking and insurance sector;

  • Assuming responsibility for the management and development of direct reports;

  • Assisting in handling queries from the industry related to the requirements included in the conduct of business rulebook;

  • Undertake any other tasks as delegated by senior management in line with the exigencies of the Function

About You

We are looking for a lawyer with solid background in financial services. You will need to have academic qualification/s in the relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level. Candidates would be expected to have a good understanding of financial services legislation and related regulatory framework. Possessing a warrant to practice as a lawyer in Malta would be considered an asset.

You will also possess a minimum of five (5) years working in the area of financial services, with solid experience in financial services legislation and  legal area.