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MUFG Assistant Vice President, Private Side Compliance Advisory - 12 month FTC in London, United Kingdom

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 120,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

Compliance Advisory is responsible for leading and delivering quality regulatory advice to the bank and securities business activities of MUFG in London and EMEA. Compliance Advisory is the interface between Compliance and the Front Office businesses ensuring excellent engagement on all regulatory matters relevant to the business activities conducted.


  • This is a high visibility role that will see you build and manage relationships with the private side businesses the advisory team supports. You will have direct exposure to all levels of the business and will be the primary contact for key business areas of strategic importace to the MUFG franchise.


In this role, you will be acting across MUFG’s banking arm and securities business under a dual-hat arrangement. Under this arrangement you will make decisions on behalf of both the bank and the securities business, subject to the same remit and level of authority, irrespective of the entity which employs you.

Job responsibilities:

To provide advisory coverage across all Private Side businesses, including the Investment and Corporate Banking teams, Capital Markets, Transaction Banking and Structured Solutions.

  • Provide support to the Head of Private Side Advisory and the broader team in all advisory matters

  • Participate in the conduct of internal and external enquiries and investigations as necessary

  • Participate and support local and global projects and drive the operational implementation of key regulatory change initiatives

  • Provide training to the Private Side businesses on conduct and regulatory matters



  • Sound compliance experience within a Front Office advisory role in an investment banking organisation


Functional / Technical Competencies:


  • Strong understanding and knowledge of capital markets, structured finance and other investment banking products, including loans, bonds and structured finance.

  • Strong knowledge of risk, compliance and controls

  • Strong understanding of key regulations, including MiFID II, MAR, Competition Law

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Sharp intellect with the ability to grasp complex concepts

  • Ability to challenge independently and constructively, where appropriate in order to achieve engagement and drive resolution

  • Ability to act autonomously when appropriate and know when to escalate matters

  • Highly organised, goal oriented and solutions focused

Education / Qualifications:


  • Strong educational background with a university degree preferably in Law and/or Financial Regulation


  • Excellent communication skills

  • A proactive, motivated approach.

  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly

  • Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement

  • A structured and logical approach to work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment

  • Sharp intellect

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute