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Global Financial Investigations Unit - Investigator

Job ID 37970BR Location London, United Kingdom;
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets and offices in over 37 countries. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides asset management, capital raising and advisory, financing, foreign exchange, payments, risk management, and trade finance services to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We also value the viewpoints of our team members and encourage them to be their best. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you. Learn more at our International Careers website.

Market Job Description


  • Detailed analysis and investigation of unusual transactions referred by Business Units, manual or automated monitoring systems.
  • Investigative research, root cause analysis regarding highly complex financial crimes transactions, and/or suspicious transactions.
  • Review and analyze account activity and transactions for customers under the EMEA GFIU area of responsibility.
  • Preparation of special research projects and other analytical reports.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with EMEA GFIU investigators, EMEA FCRM team members, regional business/compliance partners and other FCRM investigative personnel both in and out of the United States in furtherance of investigative duties.
  • Responsible for utilizing a wide range of technology and programs to conduct investigations to include the WF investigative case management system.
  • Strict adherence to approved GFIU Investigative Procedures. Assist in updating the EMEA GFIU investigations manual and other GFIU policies and procedures as required.
  • Identification of unusual transactions impacting EMEA and/or other Regional GFIUs.
  • Understanding of AML/TF Laws and Regulations in multiple jurisdictions. 
  • Provide timely feedback to the Regional GFIU Manager or Senior Investigator as directed.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer(s) as required.

Market Skills and Certifications

Required Qualifications: 
Proven experience in one or a combination of the following: fraud, anti-money laundering, investigations of financial crimes transactions or policy violations, risk management, or compliance. Effective writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.  Microsoft Office skills. Reliability and conscientiousness are as important as knowledge in this role.
Desired Qualifications:


  • Proven AML experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial crimes investigations.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and PowerPoint) skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work under pressure and independently in a dynamic environment to ensure assignments are completed with established deadlines.
  • Solid AML and investigations experience, with good understanding of KYC & AML requirements for various client types, lines of business, and products.
  • Knowledgeable on AML/CFT in EMEA jurisdictions.  Knowledge of BSA, USA Patriot Act, OFAC, and global sanctions a plus.
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other similar designation considered a plus.
Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.



We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.