PEP Desk Officer

Credit Suisse
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking and asset management capabilities. Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse has expanded to be a global force employing over 45,000 people in 50 countries. With new leadership, a new strategy and a streamlined global organization, we are set for growth. We partner across businesses, divisions and regions to create innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients—and to help our employees grow. It is a high priority for us to continually invest in our employees by providing ongoing opportunities for training, networking and mobility. Join us and let's shape the future of Credit Suisse together.

We Offer

The candidate will be responsible for performing research around Credit Suisse’s high-risk clients (existing and new) and providing related administrative and case management support, with a particular focus on conducting bilingual (Spanish/English) due diligence on the bank’s Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) population in the LATAM region.


  • Conduct online research using open source and proprietary databases (e.g., Lexis, DDIQ, Pacers, Factiva, etc.) and draft concise analytical reports assessing the money-laundering, financial crime, and political risk associated with the bank’s PEP population;
  • Assist with administration and case management-related tasks in support of the regional PEP desk, inclusive of liaising with front office on a regular basis; 
  • Other investigative tasks as required, including ad hoc investigative requests from Client ID and the front office.

Credit Suisse maintains a Working Flexibility Policy, subject to the terms as set forth in the Credit Suisse United States Employment Handbook.


  • A minimum of 4 years of corporate/business intelligence, investigative due diligence experience in the financial or professional consultancy industries

  • Ability to conduct due diligence research in Spanish, English and, preferably, Portuguese

  • Excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills in English, with proven ability to communicate complex ideas in concise written form

  • Solid understanding of financial crime risks associated with PEPs

  • A Bachelor’s degree in qualitative field (e.g. International Relations Journalism; Law; Politics; Government; English; History; Criminal Justice; etc.)

  • An expert understanding of online research and desk-based investigative techniques (e.g. Lexis, Factiva, Pacer, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, etc.)

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