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Compliance Officer



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Morningstar Sustainalytics in Amsterdam and shape the future of compliance in the evolving ESG regulatory landscape.


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Amsterdam, Netherlands - Hybrid

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In-person- Amsterdam Netherlands

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Morningstar Sustainalytics, a leader in responsible investment and ESG solutions, is looking for a seasoned Compliance Officer to join their Amsterdam office. As part of the dynamic Global Compliance Team, you'll be at the forefront of ensuring adherence to the evolving regulatory frameworks in Europe. This role offers the unique opportunity to make a significant impact across the company while working with a team spread across New York, Madrid, Bucharest, and Mumbai.

  • Organization Summary - Morningstar Sustainalytics is a globally recognized firm specializing in ESG research, ratings, and analysis. Working here means being part of a mission-driven company dedicated to empowering investors to invest responsibly and fostering a sustainable global environment.
  • Role Summary
    • Support the European compliance program and ensure alignment with company policies.
    • Provide expert advice and risk assessment on compliance matters to employees.
    • Manage the intake, investigation, and resolution of compliance incidents.
    • Prepare for and conduct regulatory examinations.
    • Report on compliance issues and risks.
    • Maintain accurate compliance records.
    • Share knowledge and best practices within the Compliance team.
    • Assist in developing and implementing compliance policies, procedures, and training.
    • Contribute to the continuous improvement of global compliance functions.
  • Role Requirements
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in compliance, audit, financial services, accounting, or legal professions.
    • Preferred experience with regulatory interactions.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong analytical, investigative, and decision-making abilities.
    • Familiarity with credit rating business processes is a plus.
    • Demonstrated teamwork, time management, and proactive approach.
    • A bachelor’s degree is mandatory; law or advanced degrees are preferable.

The Role: Morningstar Sustainlytics is currently seeking a Compliance Officer to join its Amsterdam office. The Compliance Officer will be responsible for supporting the Compliance Program throughout Europe. This is a position based in our offices in Amsterdam.

Given the current market and regulatory environment, many rules and regulations have been enacted in various forms across the globe. The ESG regulatory framework, whilst still under development in certain jurisdictions, is nearing its final form within Europe. This position will be part of the Global Compliance Team – with other members working in New York, Madrid, Bucharest and Mumbai.

The Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring Morningstar Sustainlytics’ policies and procedures are in compliance with various regulatory developments across the European landscape whilst also ensuring staff understand their responsibilities under the rules and regulations. In this role, the successful candidate will have the ability to shape the role and have a meaningful impact not only throughout the implementation of the compliance agenda, but also across business’ alignment.

The Compliance Officer will be expected to take on the following roles & responsibilities: Support the compliance program to meet the regulatory framework requirements enacted in Europe, and provide ongoing compliance support with alignment towards Morningstar Sustainlytics’ policies and procedures; Provide advice and guidance to employees on matters relating to conduct and all compliance areas, including identifying areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, based on findings of compliance reviews; Support standard procedures for the intake (including for anonymous reporting and complaints from third parties), investigation, escalation and reporting of potential compliance related incidents relating to Morningstar Sustainlytics to ensure that they are appropriately and consistently evaluated, thoroughly investigated and duly resolved; Support the preparation for, and conduct of, regulatory examinations; Report on existing and emerging compliance issues and risks to the GCCO; Maintain records of any violation reports received, including details of any actions taken; Contribute to the ongoing development of the Compliance team by sharing best practices, knowledge, expertise and lessons learned on a regular basis; Assist with the development, maintenance, advice against, and delivery of, compliance related materials, policies, procedures and training materials preparation and roll-out; Assist with the continuous improvement and execution of global compliance programs and functions; Maintain compliance files and records; Implement and maintain policies and procedures required throughout all relevant operational workflows of the global compliance program within Sustainlytics.

REQUIREMENTS: 5 years of experience in compliance / regulatory control processes developed in Internal Audit, Financial Services, Accounting and/or Legal professions; Experience interacting with, and responding to, inquiries from regulators is preferred; Highly developed interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships; Advanced communication skills (verbal and written) to report regulatory compliance information; Strong analytical and investigative skills and sound judgment; Understanding/experience of credit rating business processes would be an advantage; Excellent team-work and time management abilities, pro-activeness and resiliency. A bachelor’s degree is required. A law or advanced degree is preferred but not mandatory.


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