Upstream and Regulatory Specialist

Sector: Insurance Reinsurance
Area: Compliance And Legal
Ref: 12496
Location: Ireland
Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: excellent
Contact: Ciarán O’Connell

Upstream and Regulatory Specialist

Due to increasing regulatory change and supervisory engagement my client, a leading Life assurance company require a specialised Upstream and Regulatory Relations specialist to lead and guide the company to ensure that the Company is appropriately prepared for regulatory change while also promoting pro-active and effective communication with regulators.


The Role:

  • Proactively support the implementation programme for new regulatory developments
  • Provide advice and guidance on applicable regulatory developments
  • Carry out impact assessments of upstream regulation ensuring that action is taken whenever products and processes are impacted by new regulatory requirements
  • Report and present findings to Senior management and business areas
  • Organisation and development of training sessions/workshops to address changing regulation
  • Attend relevant industry working groups and provide feedback on regulatory consultation papers
  • Ensure pro-active and effective communication with regulators
  • Provide support during regulatory inspections and investigations including, among other things, gathering information in relation to regulatory requests
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping for regulatory interactions, ensuring an approach consistent with the Wider Policy Standard


The person:


  • 5+ years’ experience in financial services/insurance including experience in a relevant compliance roleMinimum of 2 years’ experience in relevant relevant advisory or regulatory role
  • 3rd level degree required along with ACOI qualified or other relevant qualification
  • Strong technical knowledge and business awareness of the life assurance industry
  • Familiarity with regulatory change methodologies and evidence of interpretation skillsStrong stakeholder influencing and management skills and a proven ability to interpret complex regulatory/ compliance matters for practical business application
  • Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to produce reports/ presentations to high quality

Reporting directly to Senior Upstream and Regulatory Relations Manager this is an ideal opportunity for a Upstream and Regulatory professional currently in a similar positon or looking to move in to a more liberated position within a leading Irish life company. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to advise at a senior level and will have the possibility of fast progression thru the wider group.


For a private and confidential conversation and for a full job description

please contact Ciaran on 01-8746770.

Or email

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