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Head Compliance Switzerland

Business Department:  Corporate Operations

Zug, CH

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 119 billion in assets under management and more than 1,500 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about

In this role you will be responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance in relation to Partners Group AG, an asset manager of collective assets and representative of foreign collective investment schemes regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. The Head Compliance Switzerland will be reporting into the Regional Head Compliance for Continental Europe and will be part of the larger global team.

This is a broad role in which you are expected to take ownership for your work and manage a small team. It consists of a mixture of providing regulatory advice, performing 'hands-on' compliance tasks, dealing with policy matters and comes with exposure to senior management.

Primary tasks

  • Identifying, understanding and interpreting Swiss financial regulation (in particular FINSA, FINIG, CISA) and FINMA Circulars as well as guidance issued by industry organisations
  • Providing the senior management of the firm with compliance reports and risk assessments
  • Liaising with FINMA and coordinating external audits
  • Ensuring that the Swiss compliance program is compatible with the firm’s global compliance program, goals and culture
  • Ensuring adherence to the firm’s regulatory obligations – e.g. taking ownership of operational measures and overseeing the performance of controls to ensure compliance
  • Advising senior staff on Partners Group's obligations and how to meet those obligations – e.g. adapting compliance arrangements to meet new/changing obligations, products or services
  • Drafting new policies, periodic reports and ad hoc advisory memos
  • Managing a wide variety of domestic and international regulatory projects such as SFDR, AIFMD II etc.
  • Providing education and training to the business


What we expect
  • We are looking for an attorney-at-law or experienced lawyer with financial background and a committed compliance professional with strong, relevant experience and an analytical mind-set. The candidate will manage a small team. The candidate should have 5 years of compliance experience in the area of alternative investment funds, cross-border marketing and be familiar with FINSA, FINIA, CISA and bring an understanding of AIFMD and MIFID.
  • We may consider promising candidates who do not yet meet all of the above criteria to transition into the role in 1-2 years.
  • Excellent German and English language and writing skills are a pre-requisite
  • Being solution oriented is key for this role

If you are a hardworking, flexible self-starter with an eye for detail, then you may well be the person that we are looking for. If you want to become part of a very team-oriented, flat and dynamic organisation where your contributions will be recognised and rewarded, we would like to invite you to apply online next.

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