Risk Regulatory Affairs Lead – Global Consumer Bank Risk – Senior Vice President

11 Jun, 2020


Risk Regulatory Affairs Lead – Global Consumer Bank Risk – Senior Vice President

Tampa, FL/Getzville, NY


The Risk Regulatory Affairs team ensures the Risk organization maintains strong and productive regulatory relationships with US Prudential Regulators, particularly the FRB, OCC and FDIC.  The team proactively manages regulator matters to ensure the organization is well positioned and responsive in regulatory interactions.  The team partners closely with subject matter experts within risk segments to:

  • Oversee and coordinate regulatory examinations and reviews to ensure the risk organization proactively addresses regulatory requests and concerns;
  • Manage regulatory interactions, including recurring liaison meetings and ad hoc information requests, to strengthen regulatory relations from an Independent Risk Management perspective;
  • Support the development of appropriate and diligent responses and remediation plans when regulatory issues and concerns are identified; and
  • Work closely with partners in other Control Functions and Businesses, to ensure consistent, insightful and clear communications to regulators.

The Risk Regulatory Affairs team is part of the broader Risk Governance function, responsible for the design and implementation of firm-wide frameworks and practices that are integral and fundamental to Risk Management within Citi. This includes the firm’s risk identification, risk appetite, and risk governance frameworks; the new and modified product approval framework; risk policy; risk governance committees; risk controls and issue management; risk learning and development; and risk budget management.

Position Objective:

The objective of this role is to drive the execution of regulatory interactions across Risk Management, to ensure the organization is responsive, agile and well-prepared for unique and demanding regulatory requests.  The position will require significant stakeholder engagement and project management and to ensure that regulatory affairs are thoughtful, comprehensive and culminate in consistent messaging.  In addition, there is opportunity to provide senior management with themes that emerge from the feedback received through these points of regulatory contact.

The scope of the role covers risk segments for Global Consumer and Commercial Bank, inclusive of related risk management frameworks, risk appetite, limit setting, policies and procedures, and reporting.  The role also covers matters pertaining to the firm’s Concentration Risk Management Framework which incorporates coverage across risk categories, customer segments, business lines, products, countries/regions, and legal entities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage complex regulatory exams that require significant program management across risk teams, with a focus on ensuring regulatory expectations are addressed on a holistic and consistent basis.
  • Establish effective working relationships and partner with key stakeholders and subject matter experts across relevant risk segments to ensure a more integrated approach to regulatory relations.
  • Support proactive communication strategies with regulators and provide advice to senior management on the best approach to regulatory interactions with guidance on best in class presentations, materials and other submissions provided to regulators.
  • Synthesize regulatory feedback and key thematic findings to senior management, the CRO and key stakeholders to drive awareness of and help anticipate regulatory concerns.
  • Review and provide quality assurance of risk management deliverables submitted to regulators.
  • Support and advise more junior Regulatory Coordinators in the execution of administrative requirements for regulatory exams and interactions.
  • Assist in high priority regulatory ad hoc projects across their lifecycle by identifying and structuring problems, analyzing root causes, developing solutions, communicating project results, and obtaining buy-in for change
  • Partner with the Risk Issues and Controls team on regulatory issue oversight to ensure responses to regulatory concerns are well informed and appropriately address concerns raised.

Development Value:

The position provides the opportunity to work closely with stakeholders across a number of risk disciplines.   The position requires working closely with the senior management across risk segments to provide guidance, leadership and support during critical regulatory exams and interactions to ensure well-managed, productive and insightful communications.  The position also provides opportunity to support the development of the new regulatory affairs model across the broader risk management team.


  • 10+ years of experience in the Financial Services industry, preferably in a regulatory-facing role that requires superior problem solving and excellent oral/written communication skills (Regulatory or Compliance background a plus)
  • Excellent influencing, facilitation, and partnering skills. Ability to build strong internal and external networks
  • Exceptional writing skills, with ability to synthesize complex concepts and translate into effective presentations to external regulators and Senior Executives
  • Working knowledge in a broad range of risk management disciplines including credit, market, and operational risks.
  • Strong attention to detail, willingness to “roll up sleeves”; ability to work under pressure and tireless work ethic
  • Autonomous and highly motivated with the ability to multi-task productively and to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experienced in project management with excellent organizational, follow-up and time management skills
  • Experience in regulatory and Internal Audit interaction, exam management/ coordination, and issue management/ resolution


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Job posted: 2020-06-11