Director of Compliance – Risk Management, Mutual Funds

Aegon Asset Management
September 21, 2022
Denver, CO
Job Type


Job FamilyRegulatory Compliance

Who We Are

Transamerica has been helping people feel better about the future for more than 100 years. We provide investment, retirement, and life insurance solutions to more than 11 million customers throughout the U.S. But the way we see it, our responsibility goes beyond our clients accounts. Were in the business of helping people live well and empowering them to create a better tomorrow through the financial and health-related habits they form today. We help people prepare by providing solutions that consider the whole picture.

What We Do

Transamerica is organized by lines of business (Life Insurance, Annuities, Mutual Funds, Retirement Plans, Employee Benefits, and Financial Assets), which are supported by Transamerica Corporate (Corporate Development; Finance; Internal Audit; Legislative, Regulatory & Policy; Office of the CEO; People, Places & Brand; Risk; and Technology).

Job Description SummaryAssist the Transamerica Asset Management (TAM) Chief Compliance Officer by performing compliance risk oversight of investment and operational risk activities relating to TAMs suite of mutual funds, commodity pools, and collective investment trusts. The position will contribute to the success of multiple compliance programs that are designed to prevent, detect, and assist in resolving potential violations of federal securities laws and regulations for TAM, the Fund complex, and Service Providers.Job Description

What You Will Do:

  • Manage and administer the operational, liquidity and derivatives compliance risk program designed to comply with the Investment Company Act Rule 38a-1, Investment Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-7, and applicable related regulatory requirements.

  • Coordinates and works with TAM Investment Management and sub-advisers regarding liquidity and derivatives risk management programs.

  • Develops and assists in the preparation of reports for the TAM Chief Compliance Officer concerning operational, investment, liquidity, and derivatives risk management programs.

  • Assists the TAM Chief Compliance Officer and/or appropriate Enterprise Operational Risk Management in assessing the divisions Compliance risks and conflicts and prepares assessments and reports as may be appropriate concerning such risks and conflicts.

  • Leads and conducts periodic risk assessments, risk control self assessments (RCSA), monitoring of risk events and key risk indicators (KRIs).

  • Partners with Third Party Risk Management for review and assessment of primary service providers and vendors to TAM and the Funds.

  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures, as well as reviewing, analyzing, and testing current policies and procedures, identifying, recommending, and implementing new and/or enhanced practices

  • Directs and assigns projects and provides guidance to Senior Managers, Managers, and other Compliance staff, as appropriate, to improve the efficiency of the department and of the division's Compliance procedures

  • Identifies analyzes, and resolves compliance risk issues

  • Manages highly complex Compliance risk matters with minimal supervision

  • Recommends and develops corrective action or revisions to policies and procedures based upon findings from internal audits, Compliance reviews, regulatory examinations, investigations, rule changes and/or industry trends as appropriate

  • Creates and executes employee training sessions or documents

  • Provides guidance on risk matters

  • Works with multiple functions, units, or locations of the division/business unit to develop cost-effective and common solutions to achieve regulatory compliance on a division-wide basis

  • Represents the company on industry committees and Compliance on company-wide projects regarding various risk issues


  • Bachelors degree or required designation(s), or equivalent experience .

  • Minimum 8 years of progressive risk experience with a large and diverse Investment Company organization, with at least 5 years experience in risk management functions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Superb critical-thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced analytical, interpretive, and organizational skills

  • Proficient with all Microsoft Suite applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)

  • Proficient with risk analytics applications such as State Street Global Exchange truView or BlackRock Aladdin

  • Familiarity with Office 365 and associated applications

  • Securities designations or compliance designations a plus

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Investment Company and Adviser Acts, Mutual Fund and ETF Compliance regulations, programs, and best practices

  • Ability to provide leadership in managing and achieving compliance project goals

  • Strong project management skills

  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • Comfortable engaging various technologies

*Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. *


The Salary for this position generally ranges between $130,000-$170,000. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. The range may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2.

Bonus Eligibility:

This position is also typically eligible for an Annual Bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion.

What We Offer

For eligible employees, we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support both the personal and financial well-being of our employees .

Compensation Benefits

  • Competitive Pay

  • Bonus for Eligible Em ployees

    Benefits Package

  • Pension Plan

  • 401k Match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Disability Insurance

  • Stock Purchase Plan

  • Employee Discounts

  • Career Training & Development Opportunities

    Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Be Well Company holistic wellness program, which includes Wellness Coaching and Reward Dollars

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • College Coach Program

  • Back-Up Care Program

  • PTO for Volunteer Hours

  • Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Employee Resource Groups

  • Inclusion and Diversity Programs

  • Employee Recognition Program

  • Referral Bonus Programs

  • Peer Recognition Program (BRAVO)

    Inclusion & Diversity

    Transamerica has made a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, and we are proud to be an organization where all perspectives are valued. Transamerica has earned recognition for its strong efforts year-over-year, including from the Human Rights Campaigns Foundation Corporate Equality Index, the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index, and Seramounts 100 Best Companies list.

    In addition, as part of Transamericas commitment to maintaining an inclusive workplace, the company sponsors employee-driven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which are formed around a shared interest or a common characteristic of diversity. ERGs are open to all employees and provide a supportive environment for raising diversity awareness and promoting inclusive behavior.

    Giving Back

    Transamerica believes our responsibilities extend beyond our corporate walls. That's why we created the Aegon Transamerica Foundation in 1994. Through a combination of financial grants and the volunteer commitment of our employees, this foundation supports nonprofit organizations focused on the education, health, and well-being of the communities where we live and work.

    Transamericas Parent Company

    Aegon ( acquired the Transamerica business in 1999. Aegons roots go back more than 175 years to the first half of the nineteenth century. Since then, Aegon has grown into an international company, with businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Today, Aegon is one of the worlds leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions, and asset management. As a leading global investor and employer, the company seeks to have a positive impact by addressing critical environmental and societal issues, with a focus on climate change and inclusion and diversity.


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