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Crypto Assets – Market Abuse Senior Associate

PwC

In Deals we solve the important problems that stand in the way of value being created, sustained, realised or protected for our clients - working together to aid responsible recovery and growth.

In Deals we solve the important problems that stand in the way of value being created, sustained, realised or protected for our clients – working together to aid responsible recovery and growth.

We put together major mergers and acquisitions and resolve business crises – from international take-over bids to financial crime investigations and cases of insolvency. Our teams work on iconic deals with national and global clients as well as operating and investing in businesses, new ventures and entrepreneurs in our local market and communities. It’s both a responsibility and a privilege to guide our clients through moments that matter deeply to them. Our breadth of clients in an ever-changing market means we need to be agile – responding when we need to, in a way that really makes a difference.

We draw upon our deals experience across many industries to support and partner with our clients, to positively impact society and the communities in which we operate. The insight we create, coupled with the innovative tools and methodologies we use to access and evaluate the data that matters, contributes to the success of our clients in all Deals situations. We encourage our clients to think more broadly – connecting their actions today with their successes tomorrow. We help our clients throughout the Deals lifecycle to create lasting value for their businesses.

Each of our key areas within Deals, delivers services to the market individually or together by combining our specialists to provide comprehensive client solutions.

Building trust in society and solving important problems Our mission is building financial markets which are trusted, safe and orderly for all who use them. PwC’s Market Abuse team is expanding its capabilities to support clients transacting in established and new financial products. Cryptoassets are changing the face of the financial sector, and represent an exciting source of opportunity for our clients. As they build cryptoasset services, we are helping clients develop a financial ecosystem that is trusted and compliant, by supporting surveillance and compliance projects that combat market abuse.

About Our Team

Our Market Abuse team sits within the UK Financial Crime team, as a part of the wider Forensic Services community. We work with clients to investigate and remediate issues, transform financial crime functions and prepare for and respond to regulation and regulatory scrutiny. Our team offers expertise in financial services, regulatory analysis, policy and technology. This expertise allows us to facilitate responsive and robust investigations driven by analytics, remediation built around technologies to improve efficiency and a data driven technology response to regulation and regulation enforcement.

We are team players, supporting clients in all sectors as they seek to manage their market abuse and financial crime risks. Individual skills and unique perspectives are valued, combining regulatory, risk, markets SME and data experts. We add value to clients by bringing these viewpoints together, collaborating to offer targeted solutions that we are uniquely able to deliver. All team members are encouraged to continue developing their own skillsets, and we support continuing professional development in capabilities suitable for each individual.

Who we are looking for

We are currently looking for an experienced individual with expertise in cryptoassets, with a technical background. You might have experience developing smart contracts, working on a DeFi startup, building transaction monitoring, developing blockchain analytics, or building trading algos. Demonstrable technical capability is essential, as you will be engaging with internal and external SMEs to support the delivery of data-led solutions for market abuse risk.

This is more than a developer or coding role – we are looking for someone with the commercial awareness and regulatory interest to consider the “why”. You should be able to demonstrate your interest in risk management, regulatory risk, or regulatory compliance. This might be through past projects, examples of cross-department working, or academic studies.

Our team is based on collaboration and meeting client needs, so while this role will focus on cryptoasset surveillance, there will be a significant amount of cross-project working to support the full range of asset classes and clients. This will offer the opportunity to build skills and to see ways of working across a wide range of organisations. We have ambitious plans and are looking for individuals who can develop and build our project management and delivery capability to support surveillance projects for a wide range of clients.

We support our clients with a range of services

  • Vendor evaluations and support for surveillance strategic roadmaps

  • Market abuse surveillance implementation and calibration (e.g. detection scenarios, instance identification, parameter setting and tuning)

  • Data driven surveillance effectiveness review and optimisation

  • Reviewing end-to-end data and process flow supporting surveillance implementations

  • Holistic surveillance approach and advice across, voice, ecomms, trades and orders

  • Assistance in responding to regulatory enquiries

Your Main Responsibilities

  • Supporting senior team members in scoping, managing and delivering complex risk assessment and data driven surveillance engagements

  • Providing day-to-day support for deployment of a wide range of vendor solutions

  • Actively contributing on client-facing project work, being self-starting and motivated to produce the required high standard of deliverables

  • Supporting senior team members in developing Financial Crime propositions, particularly around cryptoassets, and delivery methodologies that will add value to our clients

  • Development of risk assessment methodology and procedures behind our surveillance offerings

  • Building and maintaining relationships both internally within PwC and externally with clients

  • Supporting sales through work on bids, proposal responses and developing opportunities

About You

This role sits in the heart of our cryptoasset market abuse capability, so it is essential that you

  • Have technical data and coding experience, with a strong understanding of cryptoassets

  • Can comfortably discuss and explain technical matters to non-technical audiences

  • Demonstrate interest or experience in compliance, risk or regulatory cryptoasset matters

  • Have your own opinions and views on cryptoassets and cross-asset regulation

  • Show experience of project delivery and working to timelines

  • Bring a collaborative approach, intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial attitude

  • Display a keen interest in technology across the financial crime space

  • Show an understanding of the wider context of the wholesale financial services industry

We also value these strengths in our team

  • Managing project delivery and supporting senior team members

  • Meeting deadlines and overcoming challenges

  • Managing stakeholder expectations and producing high quality deliverables

  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities

  • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills

  • Ability to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable proposals and projects

  • Ability to identify and address client needs, develop and maintain meaningful client relationships

This type of experience will help you succeed in the role

  • Previous experience in a cryptoasset firm, whether a startup or established business

  • Delivery of data-led projects or developing cryptoasset financial technology

  • Working on Compliance, Operations, or regulatory projects

  • Knowledge of the financial services regulatory environment

  • Experience of risk management tasks and approaches

  • Report writing and stakeholder management experience

  • Experience of project management processes

Your Qualifications

  • Essential

    • Demonstrable evidence of technical and coding capabilities

    • Demonstrable evidence of interest in regulatory or compliance risk


Deals

Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

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Diversity
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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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