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KYC Analyst



London, UK
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024
Copper is a digital asset technology company dedicated to helping institutional investors safely acquire, trade, and store crypto assets.

Built and led by Dmitry Tokarev, a software and financial engineering specialist, the firm provides a comprehensive suite of custody, trading and settlement solutions that reduce counterparty risk and bring greater capital and operational efficiency to digital asset markets. At the heart of Copper's offering is Multi-Party Computation (MPC) technology – the gold standard in secure custody. Copper’s multi-award winning custody system is unique in that it can be connected to centralised exchanges, DeFi applications and even staking pools without the assets leaving the custody.

Built on top of this state-of-the-art custody, ClearLoop™ is the first solution in the market that overcomes a growing industry challenge; counterparty risk with exchanges. This solution underpins a full prime services offering, connecting global exchanges and enabling customers to trade and settle directly from the safety of their MPC-secured wallets. By reducing settlement time for transfers to a few milliseconds (without blockchain network dependency) and offering enhanced security measures, ClearLoop™ is rapidly reshaping the way asset managers trade and manage capital.

In addition to industry-leading security certifications, Copper has one of the strongest insurance coverages in the industry from an A+ rated insurer, positioning the firm as the partner of choice for institutions seeking to safeguard their assets.

Department environment

The KYC Operations team are part of the Client Onboarding team who sit within Copper’s Revenue Department. The KYC Analyst is an entry level position, responsible for completing Know Your Customer (“KYC”) and Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) due diligence on Copper’s clients to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and to safeguard Copper against financial crime risk.

Key Responsibilities of the role

  • Ensuring appropriate “KYC” and “CDD” checks are completed for new and existing clients in line with Copper’s Compliance Policies in each operating jurisdiction.
  • Identifying key risks posed by potential clients, including ownership structure, legal entity type, source of funds, and ensuring the correct risk ratings are assigned according to the approved Client Risk Assessment.
  • Conducting screening on legal entities and individuals to identify adverse media, sanctions, and politically exposed persons.
  • Interpreting client information to identify instances requiring escalation or necessitating further investigation and/or enhanced due diligence.
  • Conducting regular monitoring on existing clients and updating data accordingly covering Event Driven Reviews, Periodic Reviews, Offboarding and maintenance of the Compliance Client Watch List.
  • Involvement with internal projects and supporting internal stakeholder queries.

Your experience, skills and knowledge

  • Understanding of and genuine interest in Crypto, Fintech and Financial Services.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a qualified university.
  • Basic Financial Crime, KYC and CDD subject matter knowledge advantageous but not essential.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills.
  • Strong team player who embraces listening, straight talking, transparency, ownership, and accountability and can work cross-functionally both alongside their peers and with people of differing seniority.
  • Flexible in considering working hours, taking on additional tasks not necessarily covered in this job description and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

The benefits offered

  • Holidays: 27 days per annum paid holiday, in addition to bank holidays
  • Years of Service Days: Employees are awarded one additional day of paid time off per year of service (up to three years)
  • Vitality Health:
    • Medical Insurance: Copper provides all employees with individual cover. Medical history is disregarded, and a 24/7 virtual GP is available (£100 excess per person per year)
    • Dental Insurance: Comprehensive dental cover for preventative, restorative and emergency treatment
    • Audiology Cover: Employees can claim back up 80% of costs, up to £300, for any hearing tests or hearing aids
    • Optical Cover: £500 optical cover (through Vision Express) or 80% reimbursement up to £300 for any other optician
    • Menopause Support: Unlimited support for those experiencing symptoms of the menopause, such as video consultations with a dedicated menopause practitioner
    • Vitality services also include an additional £100 for minor diagnostic tests and private prescriptions, including home diagnostics
    • Headspace - Copper's policy provides all employees with a free Headspace subscription. Headspace provides great resources to manage stress, improve sleep, meditate and enhance mindfulness
    • Discounts and free benefits - the Vitality programme has been designed for preventative care to encourage members to improve their overall health and will reward those for doing so. Employees can access additional benefits such as 50% off running shoes, discounted health screenings, 50% off at Nuffield Health or Virgin Active gyms and much more
  • Home Working Energy Support Scheme: to combat energy prices increasing globally, Copper will provide you, in addition to your salary, with a monthly top-up of £60 or £75 (subject to your energy supplier)
  • Pension up to 10% matched contribution to our company pension scheme via Smart Pensions
  • Cycle to Work
  • Life Insurance cover: Four times your base salary
  • EAP: access unlimited mental health consultations and contact a 24/7 confidential helpline for emotional support
  • Unmind
  • Sponsored Learning and Development opportunities
  • Regular company events and social activities

In return for everything you can bring to Copper, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with career opportunities and welcoming working environment.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love you to apply for the opportunity.

Copper is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunities in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. So, bring us your experience, perspectives, and skills. It is in our differences that we will continue to grow and ensure Copper is transforming how institutional investors engage with digital assets. Copper is a Disability Confident Employer, please let us know if you have a disability. If you require us to provide any assistance during the recruitment process, then we would ask you to highlight this to us and we will be happy to accommodate.