Senior Compliance Manager

London, UK

Company Description

At Octopus, we’re entrepreneurs and we’re investors, on a mission to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world.  

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Job Description

About the Role

What’s in it for you? 

Working within Compliance at Octopus gives you the freedom and opportunity to use your commerciality in making an impact and driving change, whilst being part of a fun and supportive team that partners with the business to find solutions. 
This is an advisory role where you will play a key part in interpreting the rules and presenting them to the business with a range of options, this is about providing the full breadth of options not just black and white answers! 

The team: 

This role will specifically be supporting the Institutional side of the business, whilst being a part of a Compliance team of 10 who provide advisory and monitoring support to the various business areas. 

In addition, you will sit within the wider Risk & Compliance function of around 40 who are a very visible and central business unit that operates more commercially and collaboratively than in many other regulated organisations. 

What will you be doing? 

  • Providing timely and accurate compliance advice to support the business, this includes on topics such as global institutional distribution and marketing, real estate and sustainable infrastructure investment, quoted investments (AIM), Octopus’ Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) and Client money and assets (CASS). 

  • Reviewing proposed new fund and products to be set-up and contributing to the implementation of regulatory changes, as well submitting regulatory returns and raising new fund requests to the FCA and international regulators. 

  • Helping to develop and maintain all necessary compliance policies, procedures and controls. 

  • Conducting thematic reviews on the Institutional business to find areas for improvement; along with suggestions as to how the business controls can be improved. Submit regulatory returns and raise new fund requests to the FCA and international regulators .


Ideally, you’ll have: 

✅ Experience providing compliance advisory within an investment management company. 

✅ In depth experience of distribution and marketing regulations across multiple jurisdictions. 

✅ Experience of AIFMD fund registration and Annex IV reporting 

✅ A solutions focused attitude with the ability to make decisions where there may be elements of ambiguity. 

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. What’s the worst that can happen? 

This role will evolve as we grow and develop. So, if you are looking for a challenge in a fast paced and dynamic business, we can deliver on that. 

Additional Information

What we offer 

💰 A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan 
✈️ Untracked holiday 
🏡 Hybrid working – most of our people spend 50% of their time in the office 
⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Wellness Cloud, Digital GP, Shout & more 
👪 Up to 6 months paid parental leave regardless of gender 
❤️ Life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection 
🏥 Private medical insurance for you and your family 
🚗 Electric vehicle leasing 
🌍 The option to work overseas up to a month per year 

Our Values  

At our core, we believe that how a company behaves is just as important as what it does. That’s why we chose to become an accredited B Corp (the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp but for companies) and to change our Articles of Association so that the interests all our stakeholders – employees, customers, communities, environment and shareholders – are considered in every decision we make.   

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.