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The opportunity 

This is a unique and challenging opportunity for experienced professionals to join our Special Investigations Unit Wholesale Banking (based in Amsterdam).


At ING we are committed to conducting business with the highest level of integrity and in strict compliance with all applicable laws in each of the markets we operate in. As a global financial institution, ING is at risk of being abused to launder proceeds of crime, financing of terrorism and/or to be involved in transactions related to sanctioned persons, entities and/or countries. ING defines these risks as Financial Economic Crime (FEC) risks.


The Special Investigations Unit (SIU WB) is part of the first line of defence. SIU has a global mandate to investigate trends and events with respect to Financial Economic Crime related to Wholesale Banking (WB) clients. The team assists the global ING WB organisation in managing its FEC risks by executing complex and in-depth forensic investigations on our clients.


The SIU WB currently consists of 15 professionals with diverse backgrounds (e.g. law enforcement, accountancy, journalism and the banking industry). The team is currently working from home and will most likely continue to do so for at least 50% in the near future. This means that investigators must be capable of working independently and understand the responsibility of working with sensitive information under these circumstances.

The SIU WB interacts with stakeholders in ING’s first, second and third line of defence. For investigators at the SIU WB it is key to have the right communicative skill set to effectively work with our stakeholders around the world.

Your role and responsibilities 

You will conduct forensic investigations into ING Wholesale Banking clients, based on various risk triggers, including adverse media reports, or transaction monitoring. These investigations result in written reports, containing facts and recommendations regarding financial and economic crime risks. These reports will be shared with relevant stakeholders. 


As an investigator you will assist with the scoping phase of our investigations. On the basis of an investigative plan you will conduct open source investigations, and review transaction data in order to identify potential FEC risks on the accounts of our clients. The written reports you will produce in this role are fact-based and contain recommendations for other stakeholders in the bank in order to mitigate risks.


Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Conduct forensic FEC investigations into ING Wholesale Banking clients globally, through open source research, client data and transaction analysis,
  • Ensure adequate scoping for investigations and the ability to accurately identify and assess FEC risks,
  • Assist with managing expectations of stakeholders by discussing scope, timelines, deliverables and providing updates when needed.
  • Assist with presenting research output and recommendations to relevant stakeholders, including Money Laundering Reporting Officers, Corporate Compliance and/or Parent Account Managers,
  • Ensure SIU products and services are of excellent quality before they are distributed to stakeholders. This includes the review of reports and lessons learned documents, as well as organising online meetings to discuss outcomes.


How to succeed 

We hire smart people like you for your potential. Our biggest expectation is that you’ll stay curious. Keep learning. Take on responsibility. In return, we’ll back you to develop into an even more awesome version of yourself. 

Your background and experience allow you to work independently, you know what is expected of you. And you have some experience with conducting (forensic) investigations, taking into account legal, regulatory and reputational aspects. You understand how to structure large amounts of information and what facts are key to your investigation. During this process, you will report directly to the team lead of the SIU.

All communication is in English and we expect our investigators to have fluent English-language ability, both orally and in writing. You are able to judge the reliability of (open) sources, you are a team player and you enjoy sharing knowledge.


Further more you have:

  • University level education (Master’s level),
  • At least 1.5 years of experience in both execution and coordination of complex FEC related investigations,
  • Knowledge of financial products and services, and/or experience in the banking sector is preferential,
  • Experience of working with open source research in various jurisdictions, understanding different types of sources and their reliability,
  • Knowledge of financial crime typologies, risk indicators and trends
  • Must be able to work across business-, organisational- and geographical borders, showing both organisational and cultural sensitivity,
  • Excellent skills in English, other language capabilities are a plus. Dutch-language proficiency is preferential,
  • Both a writing assessment as well as an internal Enhanced Reliability Screening (pre- employment screening) are part of our hiring process.


Rewards & benefits  

We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions here.  

The benefits of working with us at ING include: 

  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience 
  • 24-27 vacation days depending on contract 
  • Pension scheme 
  • 13th month salary 
  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary 
  • 8% Holiday payment 
  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities 
  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues 
  • Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster 


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Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the “Apply” button. 


About us 

With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us and apply today!