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WERONIKA GRZADKOWSKA

Invesco

EMEA AML (Anti Money Laundering) Administrator

Graduate

Why do you enjoy your job?

I work in the anti money laundering (AML) team and my main role is to support the management in providing efficient and effective systems and controls related to AML. This includes ‘politically exposed person’ and sanctions screenings as well as completing client on-boarding ‘Know Your Customer’ checks. While overseeing accurate record keeping and audit trials I often work closely with compliance, which also gives me an opportunity to broaden my interests and develop new skills. My work is truly exciting. Working among such supportive and professional people has made me a valuable and confident team member.

What is the most challenging thing about your job?

Constantly changing AML regulations make our work really challenging. However, it also enables us to stay updated with the financial sector risks, and motivates us to develop even more innovative tools to combat crimes related to money laundering such as fraud, corruption or cyber-crime.

How did you get into your job?

I took a degree in BSc Criminology and Law at the University of South Wales and then a master’s degree in Counter Fraud and Corruption studies from the University of Portsmouth. I really enjoyed both programmes and also earned my CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist certificate. I was then certain this specialism suited my interests and after applying for a job via LinkedIn, I was able to secure my job with Invesco.

How would you sum your Investment20/20 experience?

I am really grateful to be part of the Investment20/20 scheme. Networking events, professional qualification trainings, guest lectures and workshops provided by Investement20/20 are extremely useful especially for young professionals new to the industry.

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