RESOLVA is assisting AIP Management with the recruitment of a Compliance & ESG Officer to further develop and strengthen the legal, regulatory and ESG functions in AIP.
AIP is looking for a dedicated and talented compliance professional who has experience with legal compliance within the financial or energy sector and with investments in an international environment, to take on a role as Compliance & ESG Officer. The job as Compliance & ESG Officer offers you a unique opportunity to take on the responsibility for further developing and strengthening the general legal compliance and ESG framework in AIP, as well as for supporting the organisation in its day-to-day business, including supporting from a regulatory perspective on investment projects and attending to ad-hoc requests.
In the role, your primary focus will be to ensure a high standard of regulatory compliance so that the investment activities of AIP are compliant with applicable legislation and carried out with a high degree of integrity and with respect for the investors’ interests. You will have a key role in providing regulatory support and advice in the establishment of future investment funds. You will support and provide regulatory advice across the various business units and jurisdictions of AIP, and you will, particularly, be advising and reporting on regulatory risks to the Investment Team, Asset Management, Investor Relations and the ESG functions within AIP.
In addition, you will have a key role in AIP’s ESG agenda in supporting the business and the ESG Manager in the implementation of any relevant EU regulation related to ESG (e.g. the EU Taxonomy and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation). For the right candidate there will be an opportunity for a seat in AIP’s ESG Committee.
To take on the role as Compliance & ESG Officer, you need to be determined, structured and motivated by working in an international and fast-paced environment.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
As Compliance & ESG Officer you will head up the legal compliance efforts in AIP.
Your main tasks will consist of:
- Developing and implementing an overall legal compliance strategy for AIP and promoting a strong compliance culture across the organisation via, inter alia, awareness training and team presentations.
- Monitoring the integration of key ESG factors in future investments, including overseeing the ESG due diligence conducted by the Investment Team and external ESG advisors.
- Managing the implementation of any relevant EU regulation related to ESG.
- Analysing and implementing new legislation in the area of compliance and reviewing existing controls and procedures to identify gaps.
- Handling all ongoing correspondence with, and inspections by, regulatory authorities in the jurisdictions of AIP, in collaboration with the management and the relevant functions.
- Generally, identifying, assessing and mitigating regulatory compliance risks.
- Designing, implementing and continuously optimising best-in-class policies and compliance procedures and tools to comply with regulatory requirements and ethical standards.
- Undertaking various training sessions on regulatory compliance matters for the benefit of the organisation in general and in connection with onboarding of employees.
- Handling regular reporting to management on compliance related matters, and occasional reporting on compliance issues and incidents that may be identified.
REPORTING AND TITLE
Reporting to: Partner, General Counsel Jannick Prehn Brøndum
Title: Compliance & ESG Officer
IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES
Education: You are a candidate with a relevant master’s degree, e.g. Master of Laws or MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law or another relevant field.
Work experience: You have minimum three years of post-graduation experience from working as a lawyer in a law firm and/or as inhouse counsel in, e.g., another investment fund manager, a financial institution, a private equity fund, a corporation within the energy sector or other corporation operating within a regulated industry with comparable compliance requirements. Experience with compliance and regulatory aspects of an investment fund manager is an advantage.
Legal compliance: You have a strong understanding of compliance, risks and regulatory issues in the financial sector or the energy sector and within the investment area, and you have experience with relevant regulations, such as the AIFM, EU regulations relating to ESG and you may additionally have knowledge of sanctions and “Know-Your-Customer” and “Anti-Money-Laundering” requirements.
Stakeholder management: You have great stakeholder management skills with an innate ability to create relationships with stakeholders externally as well as internally.
International: You have an international outlook and experience from working in an international environment.
Language skills: You are fluent in Danish and English (both written and spoken).
Initiative: You are pro-active with a natural inclination to take initiative, make decisions and drive a process in a dynamic investment environment.
Structured: You have a thorough and structured approach and appreciate the value of operationalising legal compliance with the aim of improving results and reporting.
Communication: You have strong written and verbal communication skills and are able to communicate complex regulatory issues in simple and concise terms to various stakeholders.
Integrity: You have a strong work ethic and personal and professional integrity. You are comfortable with flagging and challenging processes and decisions that impose regulatory compliance risks.
Collaberation: You are used to working independently while at the same time recognising the value of being a strong team player who is ready to help out where required.
AIP’s VALUE PROPOSITION
AIP is a fast-growing organisation characterised by an ambitious and entrepreneurial work environment, where people take joint responsibility for the development of the business and where everyone’s contribution is important.
AIP emphasises a steep learning curve and a strong team culture based on an informal and inclusive environment.
Purpose and values are core pillars of everything AIP does.
AIP takes pride in makings investments on behalf of its investors which support the transition towards a more sustainable society. In addition, AIP advocates a strong awareness of ESG topics amongst its employees and makes every effort to ensure that their investment partners mirror these principles as well.
AIP aims to act responsibly and has a thorough focus on ESG. AIP believes that good governance and good returns go hand-in-hand, and that positive side effects to society and the environment are important for the economic setting in which their investments are embedded. ESG is an integral part of the investment process and a key component in the management of assets post acquisition.
A career with AIP is an opportunity to join a community of dedicated and talented professionals in a dynamic work environment which is driven by purpose and values.
You will be offered a competitive compensation package.
ABOUT AIP MANAGEMENT
AIP Management (AIP) is an investment fund manager dedicated to investing into renewable energy and infrastructure assets in Europe and North America. Today, AIP has more than EUR 7 billion under management across 21 assets within offshore wind, onshore wind, solar, battery storage, biomass, gas, telecom, and rail. AIP’s latest fund, AIP Infrastructure II K/S, holds total commitments of EUR 4 billion, and the ambition for the coming years is to invest approximately EUR 1 billion annually.
AIP primarily invests in assets that contribute to the green transition, and their existing investments deliver sustainable energy to cover the equivalent of over 2.2 million households’ consumption and save more than 3 million tons of CO2 on an annual basis. Originally established as PKA AIP in 2012, AIP has grown into an independent investment manager dedicated to advising institutional investors on direct investments. AIP’s investors include the Danish pension funds PKA, Pensam, Akademiker Pension and Lærernes Pension, the Norwegian financial group Storebrand and a group of Swiss institutional Investors.
AIP has over the years carefully and gradually built a strong team of industry experts and top tier advisory professionals with complementary experience from principal investments, M&A, asset management, legal, consulting, and infrastructure corporations, enabling AIP to execute on their strategy.
Currently, AIP employes 81 employees split across investments, asset management, legal and compliance, ESG, finance and support in offices in the Copenhagen headquarter, Madrid, London and New York.
AIP’s legal team consists of three commercial/M&A lawyers with background from private practice, one compliance professional and three legal and tax students. All professionals in the legal team report to Partner, General Counsel Jannick Prehn Brøndum, who has the overall responsibility for the legal, regulatory and compliance affairs of AIP. The legal team is working from attractive, newly renovated offices in Klareboderne, central Copenhagen (HQ).
The legal team is involved in all legal and regulatory workstreams across AIP’s investment activities and interacts with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in the various jurisdictions where AIP operates. It is a team of highly engaged in-house legal professionals providing business focused advice to all parts of the organisation.
You can read more about AIP at aipmanagement.dk.