(Junior) Compliance Officer

Zürich, Switzerland

Sygnum () is a technology-driven company that empowers financial services for the digital asset economy. It develops an integrated solution to securely issue, store, trade and manage digital assets. The company was founded by an experienced, interdisciplinary team of experts and is backed by a distinguished group of individuals and institutions. Sygnum is rooted in two of the world's leading financial hubs – Singapore and Switzerland. Sygnum’s vision is to be the partner of choice to securely issue, store, trade and manage digital assets. Sygnum’s mission is to inspire and empower everyone, everywhere to create and have direct access to ownership and value. The company’s approach is based on a set of values that not only ensure the highest ethical standards and clarity of purpose, but also puts our clients and partners at the centre of everything we do.

We are looking for a (Junior) Compliance Officer (within the Legal & Compliance & RegTech Division) to join our growing, high impact team in our office in Zurich.

About you

  • Are you passionate about compliance (& regulatory), FinTech and RegTech?
  • Are you passionate about blockchain and digital assets?
  • Are you passionate about finding solutions and inspiring others?
  • Are you keen to work in a dynamic, fast-moving and interdisciplinary start-up?
  • Do you have a curiosity for financial services/ technology/ cryptocurrencies/ blockchain/ ICOs and related legal solutions?
  • Are you a team player and able to work under pressure and independently?

If this holds true, we want you on the Sygnum team.


  • Assess and approve client documentation in the client onboarding process and ongoing monitoring, consistent with applicable KYC and AML regulations and guidelines
  • Further develop compliance matters and related regulatory topics
  • Provide compliance & regulatory advisory services in a regulated financial services environment
  • Support the team and client facing / handling staff in compliance & regulatory matters regarding daily business
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with applicable laws and (internal) regulations, including adoption of internal compliance frameworks and implementation of corresponding controls
  • Drive compliance & regulatory projects regarding strategic developments, including implementation of processes related to legal & compliance department of a financial institution
  • Assessment of the compliance risks of the business activities and development of a risk-oriented activity plan
  • Educate and train employees on laws and regulations as well as industry practices and ensure corresponding know-how transfer


  • Degree in law, finance, business management, or a related field (Swiss University or Swiss University of Applied Science)
  • Broad experience (3-7 years) in Banking as in-house Compliance Officer in a Swiss bank
  • Extensive functional knowledge in relevant areas of laws and regulations, i.e. regarding
    client onboarding, AML/CFT, ABC, sanctions, cryptocurrencies and regulatory
    matters (Swiss laws and regulations and preferably EU financial law concepts,
    ideally also from Singapore)
  • Profound onboarding experience onboarding and/or transaction monitoring experience
  • Conceptual thinker with strong analytical and technical skills as well as courage to provide clear guidance based on own assessments
  • Problem-solving ability and mental flexibility to find pragmatic solutions supporting the Business with innovative products and business concepts
  • Goal and results oriented, able to work with minimal direction and providing hands-on and practicable solutions
  • Knowledge of latest trends in compliance, the FinTech and RegTech industry as well as cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  • Fluency in English and German required


  • Hands-on experience with Compliance tasks related to digital assets
  • Experience with Singapore based companies and financial services in Singapore

If this reads like your profile, please send us your application with a 1-page CV. Even if you're not there yet but still think you could be a good fit for our team, please contact us and we'll figure something out. Thank you.

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Updated: 2 weeks ago
Job ID: 3097021
About Sygnum Bank AG
Sygnum develops an integrated solution for clients and partners to securely issue, store, trade and manage digital assets. Reach us at jobs@sygnum.com.
11-50 employees
Banking & Financial Advisory
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