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Sr Compliance Officer - New York | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

New York, NY, US, 10165-0006

Due Date:  ASAP
Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz Real Estate
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  8090

About Allianz Real Estate: Allianz Real Estate is a PIMCO Company, comprising Allianz Real Estate GmbH and Allianz Real Estate of America and their subsidiaries and affiliates. It is the dedicated real estate investment manager within the Allianz Group which has grown to become the world’s largest investor in real estate. Allianz Real Estate develops and executes worldwide tailored portfolio and investment strategies on behalf of a range of global liability driven investors, creating long-term value for clients through direct as well as indirect investments and real estate financing. The operational management of investments and assets is performed out of 19 offices in key gateway cities across 4 regions (West Europe, North & Central Europe, USA and Asia Pacific). As at 30 September 2020, Allianz Real Estate held €71 billion assets under management. For more information, please visit: http://www.allianz-realestate.com.


About PIMCO: PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With its launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the nearly 50 years since, the firm continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today PIMCO has offices across the globe and 2,900+ professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment. PIMCO is owned by Allianz SE, a leading global diversified financial services provider. Source: Allianz Real Estate, data as at 30th September 2020. Regarding calculations, AuM for Direct Equity Joint Ventures have been calculated based on Gross Asset Value since 2017 (prior to this, the basis was Net Asset Value). These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.


What you do:

The Allianz Real Estate of America LLC (“AREoA”) Senior Compliance Officer is to support the ARE Global Chief Compliance Officer with compliance and regulatory matters for the U.S. Region. This position will be based in New York.

The AREoA Senior Compliance Officer will be the line manager for at least one additional AREoA Compliance Officer.

This position requires a professional with diplomatic and analytical skills who can flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, and professional environment with frequent shifts in priorities as business needs dictate.

The AREoA Senior Compliance Officer is responsible for all compliance matters in relation to ARE’s real estate advisory, investment and management activities in the U.S. region. The primary responsibilities include:

- Coordinate, steer and perform all compliance activities in the U.S. region, in accordance with ARE’s global compliance policies, including:

- Perform Anti-Financial Crime due diligence in relation to investors, sellers and buyers of real estate assets and other business partners.

- MNPI, monitoring information barriers, maintaining restricted lists.

- Gifts & Entertainment.

- Conflicts of Interest.  

- Develop and align the AREoA compliance program with the ARE Chief Compliance Officer in Munich as well as with the Compliance Department of AREoA’s shareholder PIMCO LLC, taking into account Group-wide standards and local regulatory requirements.

 - Perform compliance reviews of the firm's marketing materials, product-related documents and client correspondence.

- Manage audits and regulatory reviews.

- Perform administrative duties including maintaining an effective documentation and filing system.

 - Provide regulatory support such as managing licensing, reporting and conduct requirements, in alignment with the AREoA Legal Department.

- Provide compliance trainings.

 - Report compliance matters to the ARE Global Chief Compliance Officer.

- Proactively respond to business and regulatory changes.

- Have a strong sense of integrity, behaving consistently with expressed values and ethical principles of AREoA.


What you bring:

- Service-oriented; the ability to balance regulatory and policy standards along with a business perspective.

- A highly motivated self-starter with the willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and the ability to drive change.

- Exceptional organizational skills; the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, follow up, produce consistently accurate work, and meet strict deadlines.

- Highly flexible, multi-task oriented: capable of rapidly changing directions based on business demands.

- Consensus builder and team player with the ability to work well within a matrixed organization.

- At least 7 to 10 years working experience in compliance in financial services industry, preferably with real estate investment background.

- An undergraduate degree is required, graduate degree or Juris Doctorate preferred

- General knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to US investment managers, including the Investment Advisers Act and FINRA Rules

- Strong communication skills in English.

- Have a strong sense of integrity, behaving consistently with expressed values and ethical principles of AREoA.

REPORTING: - ARE Global Chief Compliance Officer (based in Munich


What we offer:

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


Join us.  We care for tomorrow.