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MUFG Union Bank I&A Global Complex Investigations VP in United States

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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 180,000 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.

In MUFG, we are committed to being the world’s most trusted financial group. As part of our commitment, in our Global Financial Crime Directorate (GFCD), we are consolidating and improving key elements of our global financial crime detection and prevention operations by creating a network of Centres of Excellence (CoEs).

Our CoEs will enable us to increase and enhance the effectiveness of our operational financial crime prevention and detection expertise and oversight, by consolidating and focusing the knowledge, capabilities, insight and experience of our people along with refined and improved processes, training and technologies.

We want to work with ambitious, energetic, service-focused people with experience of working in Financial Crime, who are dedicated to protecting our customers – and the wider global economy, while developing world-class anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) skills and capabilities.




You will be supporting the Global Complex Investigations team from the EMEA region. Working with the Global and all regional Complex Investigations teams, you will be working within the EMEA CoE Intelligence & Analytics (I&A) team:

  • Supporting the dual functions of Global Complex Investigations (GCI) which are to proactively identify financial crime risk through:Global complex investigations (including global exposure reviews) andExternal engagement.

  • This involves:Engagement with relevant external parties (law enforcement, industry peers, etc.) and internal parties (GFCD peers, etc.) to identify new typologies, initiatives and best practices.Directing and coordinating global complex investigations, including exposure reviews, in all regions.


  • Assisting in the development and implementation of an external engagement strategy that is calculated to improve the Bank’s ability to proactively identify and mitigate financial crime risk.

  • Leveraging information and leads from both internal and external sources to help inform the strategy of AML Compliance.

  • Identifying industry best practices to be leveraged by the GFCD Operations Training team.

  • Managing investigations of leads received from external sources.

  • Identifying globally-significant financial crime risk, directing necessary exposure reviews across the regions and any required follow-on investigations.

  • Updating senior level management regularly of globally significant financial crime risk, GCI’s response to that risk, and any risk findings.

  • Providing recommendations and takeaways to Global and appropriate Regional AML, Sanctions, Training and other functions based on information learned through these investigations.

  • Performing investigations as a result of internal and external leads.

  • Coordinating with all regional I&A teams to implement the global model.

  • Collaborating across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

  • Preparing communications and presentations to be shared with business line executives and senior management.

  • Assisting in the development of GCI/CI policies, procedures, operating manuals, training material and job aids.


  • Exntensive experience within an area of a global bank, consulting firm or regulatory agency is essential for this role.


Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Experience of managing stakeholder relationships within and outside of the local function/role.

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of financial crimes compliance laws and regulations.

  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Complex Investigations experience.

  • Preferred: Experience in a Global Investigations team within a bank.

Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent industry standard qualification.


  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Ability to manage teams.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability.

  • A proactive, motivated approach.

  • Conflict management skills.

  • 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.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • 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.


The role holder will be assessed in accordance with their employing entity’s performance framework and process with relevant input obtained from the dual hatting entity as relevant.

The role will report to the EMEA Head of I&A with the dotted line into the Head of GCI.

As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the role holder. The role holder will carry out other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role as requested by their line manager or Department Head.

This role will involve international travel.


  • The role holder will have responsibilities for both MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.

  • The role holder will be required to perform their duties and responsibilities on an entity neutral basis, without favour.

  • The role holder is required to follow regulatory requirements applicable to ensure each business is appropriately supported and to maintain the legal entity integrity of each of MUFG Bank and MUS.

  • Working terms are dictated by functional mandates, the terms of the Dual-Hat Arrangement Agreement in place between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc and any other relevant agreements entered into between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.

  • The role holder will have responsibility for identifying and resolving where there may be a difference or conflict in needs between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc, escalating to their manager where required.

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.