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


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


The KYC Investigations Team (SIU WB) is part of the first line of defence. SIU has a global, cross border and integral mandate to investigate trends and events with respect to Financial Economic Crime related to WB clients. The team assist the global ING WB organisation in managing its FEC risk by executing complex and in depth investigations and provide advice on mitigating actions regarding potential exposure and / or liability in this domain.


The SIU WB currently consists of 11 professionals with diverse backgrounds (e.g. Law Enforcement, accountancy, journalism and 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 (globally). For investigators at the SIU WB it is key to understand the dynamics between these parties and find the right tone of voice in communication, taking into account the local culture and the geopolitical environment.



Your role in the team

Your background and experience will allow you to work independently, you know what is expected of you and what steps to take during an investigation, taking into account legal, regulatory and reputational aspects. We expect that you reach the level of ‘Medior’ Investigator within one or two year(s), being able to coach junior investigators and coordinating complex projects.

You will execute complex investigations that require FEC subject-matter expertise, strong analytical skills and excellent communicative skills. All communication is in English and we expect our investigators to be fluent, not only verbally but especially in writing. You understand how to structure large volumes of information and what facts are key to your investigation. You are able to judge the trustworthiness of (open) sources and look for alternative sources when needed You are a team player; you enjoy sharing knowledge and you invite colleagues to participate in your initiatives.



Your main responsibilities:

  • Independently carry out complex FEC investigations. This starts with deciding on the scope and ends with the delivery of your advice to our stakeholders, often including a lessons learned document,
  • Perform investigations by analysing transaction patterns on FEC risk indicators, with a focus on money laundering and corruption. You complement ING’s own data with online open source research,
  • Manage expectations of stakeholders by discussing scope, timelines, and deliverables, and providing updates when needed,
  • Continuously and closely cooperate with the internal (ING) organization to understand the various developments and adhere to global policies & working instructions,
  • Ensures that there is an adequate follow up of the Investigations result by actively involving the relevant stakeholders and monitoring next steps, including lessons learned.


Key requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in executing complex FEC investigations in an international environment,
  • Relevant Bachelor or Master degree (e.g. Criminal Law, Accountancy, Economics, Criminal Investigations),
  • Understands the business of Wholesale Banking, and has knowledge of the FEC domain and the related processes, technology and developments in the field,
  • Proven track record of working with open sources in various jurisdictions, understanding of types of sources and their reliability,
  • Understand financial crime typologies and risk indicators, both in public domain research and transaction data,
  • Communicates findings and advice effectively and clearly to stakeholders, both in writing and through verbal briefings,
  • Must be able to work across business-, organisational- and geographical borders, and thereby shows both organisational and cultural sensitivity,
  • Excellent skills in English and Dutch, additional foreign language capabilities are a plus (particularly Chinese, German, Arabic, French, and/or Spanish),
  • We prefer candidates who hold certificates relevant to the industry (e.g. ACAMS),
  • An internal Enhanced Reliability Screening is part of our hiring process.


What we offer

A job from 36 to 40 hours and a unique offer that fits in with the times of today. We take into account your home situation and your ambitions and help you to balance work and private life. Discover yourself our employment conditions.;

  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience;
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work at home;
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses;
  • 24 vacation days with a 36-hour working week. If you work 40 hours a week, you will receive 27 vacation days;
  • 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 to realize your ambitions;
  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues who strive for the very best.