Chief Compliance and AML Officer

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Job Description

About Crypto Finance Group

Crypto Finance - a FINMA regulated financial institution and a member of Deutsche Börse Group, offers professional digital asset solutions. This includes one of the first FINMA-approved investment firms with 24/7 brokerage services, custody, infrastructure, and tokenisation solutions for financial institutions. It also comprises the first FINMA-approved manager of collective assets for crypto assets, with an active, rules-based and index-based alternative investment fund offering, including the first Swiss crypto fund. With a team of over 110 employees worldwide, Crypto Finance is headquartered in Switzerland, and has a regional presence in Singapore and Frankfurt. Since its founding in 2017, the company has received numerous awards, including Crypto Valley Top 50 Blockchain Company, Top 100 Swiss Start-up, and winner of the Swiss FinTech Award 2019.

The Crypto Finance Group is a fast-growing, exciting place to work with tremendous opportunities for personal development and professional advancement. As Chief Compliance and AML Officer you will report to the Managing Director. Your main responsibility will be to build and manage a viable compliance framework and maintain the AML framework, ensuring that both meet all regulatory requirements.

The starting date is as soon as possible in our new office in Frankfurt am Main.

Key responsibilities

  • Build and manage a viable compliance framework with a strong focus on KWG and MaRisk compliance
  • Execute the role and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer
  • Identify areas of non-compliance or partial compliance of the business through a GAP analysis of applicable laws and regulations, and prepare and implement an action plan to remedy any shortfalls
  • Monitor and review all developments within the regulatory environment of the business, enforce adherence to requirements, and advise management on needed actions
  • Ensure that any updates to the legislative and regulatory framework is communicated to all stakeholders and that training is provided, if applicable
  • Execute periodic reviews of policies and training, ensuring that they are compliant with the applicable regulatory regime in Germany
  • Identify, highlight, and manage regulatory risks, findings, and recommendations identified internally, by independent reviews or examinations
  • Work with management and staff within the Crypto Finance Group to ensure that the business implements and maintains suitable systems and controls to meet the regulatory requirements
  • Prepare compliance audit data by compiling and analysing internal information
  • Liaise with other departments within Crypto Finance Group to prepare data required for the submission of reports requested by the regulating authorities


  • Master’s degree in finance, economics, or a legal discipline
  • 7+ years of financial services experience in a Senior Compliance role
  • 4+ years of Chief or Deputy Compliance experience and knowledge of German financial market regulations
  • Experience in crypto and/or trading is a plus
  • Strong problem-solving mindset, creative in finding solutions, structured in implementation
  • A dynamic person with an innovative spirit, a positive attitude, and strong motivational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven, results-oriented, and hands-on, with an attention to detail
  • Fluency in English and German


  • Become part of a leading company in the crypto asset space
  • Take part in and contribute to knowledge sessions on crypto assets
  • Gain deep insights into crypto asset trading, market making, execution strategies, settlement, custody, tokenisation, and more
  • Work in an inspiring, dynamic, and rapidly growing industry
  • Join a team-oriented and entrepreneurial culture

Please note

  • We do not accept CVs from recruiting or staffing agencies.
  • Due to the German labour legislation, we can only accept applicants who have the right to work in Germany (are in possession of a German work permit or are EU/EFTA citizens). All other applications will not be considered.
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