Zurik is a subsidiary of Sett & Lucas, a leading global financial institution offering Investment Banking (M & A), Transaction Advisory and Regulatory Compliance Services.
Zurik Terminal, a product of Zurik is a subscription based Financial Regulatory Compliance platform powered by Artificial Intelligence delivered on a ‘Compliance as a Service (CaaS)’ model. Zurik monitors and tracks regulatory bodies across the globe. This includes financial regulators, central banks, government departments and ministries and various other independent associations and track regulatory updates close to real time.
At Zurik, we track and analyse Financial Regulations and requirements across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Australia, Africa and other jurisdictions with our subject knowledge expertise in financial services industry to help firms achieve its Regulatory Compliance goals. Zurik terminal provides systematic, clear, comprehensive and accurate data with ‘actionable insights’.
Zurik aims to simplify regulatory information from various Regulators and publish them under one terminal. It combines the power of Artificial Intelligence driven tracking and management of unstructured big data and break up the complex regulatory rules and deliver the information through Zurik Terminal.
Why work for us?
Diversity and inclusion
Zurik is truly a global and diverse company. We believe diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.
Commitment to open doors
Zurik is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Zurik Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.
As the Zurik Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Zurik associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Zurik.
Data Scientist – Dallas, US
As a Data Scientist your role is to follow the data. Analyze, visualize, and model Financial Regulatory data. You will build and implement machine learning models and Natural Language processing models to make timely decisions. We are looking for a mixture between an Artificial Intelligence expert and business analyst someone who has passion for building and improving automation informed by data. The ideal candidate understands human behavior and knows what to look for in the data.
A successful candidate will be a person who enjoys diving deep into data, doing analysis, discovering root causes, and designing long-term solutions.
Work with domain experts, perform data studies and analysis with workforce management data to identify meaningful automation opportunities.
Apply machine learning and AI algorithms to analyse the data and generate models that can be applied to the workforce management domain.
Rapidly prototype data science and AI solutions for integration with workforce management products and services.
Implement Data Science methodologies to scale over large datasets.
Interface with product team to develop requirements and analyse the tests/data resulting from machine learning activities.
Identify and analyse additional data sources to augment the production opportunities.
Communicate insights and findings to internal and external stakeholders
Enjoy working and learning in a fast paced and rapidly evolving environment
MS or Equivalent degree in Computer Science/Machine Learning, Statistics, Data Science or a quantitative field
3+ years’ experience as a data scientist, though exceptional junior candidates will also be considered.
Substantial depth in at least 1-2 machine learning subfields, including but not limited to regression, classification, time-series analysis, clustering, etc.
Hands-on experience applying machine learning or data science techniques to real-world data
Practical ability to visualize data, communicate meaningful business insights, and utilize them effectively.
Ability to rapidly develop prototypes in various programming languages, such as Scala, Python, Java, and R.
Must be an effective communicator, making complex concepts accessible to all stakeholders.
Must have a high level of initiative and sound independent judgment.
The Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist shall be responsible for supporting the Zurik’s APAC Division efforts in maintaining the regulatory and compliance database and communicate regulatory updates and concepts to the global team. As a senior analyst, you will play a critical role within the broader Regulatory intelligence & Operations team. You will lead and assist in the execution of Financial regulatory tracking and analysis specialising in the APAC region.
We welcome applicants with Master’s degree preferably with background in law, Finance, economics or similar areas with strong analytical skills.
Lead role in tracking Financial regulations in APAC region.
Precisely and systematically interpret assigned rules, regulations and legislation.
Conduct and compile documentation of each document released by the regulators.
Review opinions of industry bodies and regulators for evaluating impact for various financial firms.
As regulatory changes occur, determine impact on various company practices and operations, including the system changes.
Advise clients on ad-hoc basis by responding to their queries.
Lead the team’s efforts in preparation of regulatory content database.
Assist, mentor, coach and proactively share knowledge in area of expertise with other analysts to build the base of organizational knowledge within Zurik
Prepare summary for new regulations or amendments outlining changes it might bring out to existing processes, including changes to the overall financial sector.
Minimum 8 years of experience in insurance regulatory compliance.
Master’s Degree or more.
Demonstrate strong analytical skills with research mind set.
Excellent written and oral communication skill sets are important prerequisites.
Plan and organize activities to maximize efficiency and productivity, ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
Must be knowledgeable of compliance process & various financial regulations.
Demonstrate the ability to coach other associates and foster collaboration within the department.
Must be proficient in MS Office Products including Word and Excel.
At Zurik, Regulatory Research Analyst positions are unique and require a different skill set, not typical research analyst role. As a Zurik Regulatory Research Analyst, you become a Financial Regulations and policy expert. You analyze and interpret Regulatory data, and other policy that comes in many different forms: proposed and final rules, reports, publications, etc. This role presents an excellent opportunity to learn the basis of Financial regulations. The knowledgebase opens career paths in many different areas of the company including Zurik management and other leadership roles.
We welcome applicants with excellent Bachelor’s-level educational credentials who have some background in law, Finance, economics or similar areas with strong analytical skills.
Prepare regulatory summary for new and ongoing rules and regulations and have strong research mind-set.
Track, analyse, review and prepare regulatory contents for assigned US rules and regulations.
Be able to analyse changes based on the frequent updates from regulators through Official Journal, Consultation paper, Q & A, Guidelines, Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS), Proposed Rules, Final Rules etc.
Work with global team in publishing and updating US rules.
Conduct regular follow up on US rules and regulations for updates and Q&As.
Advise clients on ad-hoc basis by responding to their queries.
Be able to develop knowledge about various financial regulations across domains.
College degree is required. Acceptable majors include: Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
2 to 3 years’ experience
Knowledge of various financial regulations effecting the financial sector will be an advantage.
High proficiency with desktop applications and MS Office suite of products is required.
Must be comfortable working in an automated, hands-on environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skill sets are important prerequisites.
Basic knowledge of Financial Markets, Banking & Investments.
Must be proficient in MS Office Products including Word and Excel.
Any experience working within a Compliance Department, internal audit or legal team preferably from financial services firm
Compliance knowledge or background with the ability to understand and breakdown complex rules and regulations.
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WELCOME TO ZURIK
Watching the world so you don’t have to.
Keeping track of regulatory compliance requirements that impact your firm is a constant battle. Most compliance platforms still expect you to do the legwork.
Do you find it difficult to keep track of the financial regulations across all the functions you operate in?
Zurik combines expert analysis from our research desk with artificial intelligence, to comprehensively monitor and track changes in financial regulations and legislation around the globe - all in real time.
The Zurik terminal keeps financial services institutions one step ahead of regulatory changes by tracking thousands of regulatory mandates each month.
An easy to use dashboard helps compliance, legal and regulatory affairs teams access updates and a comprehensive database of documents covering tracking and analysing all global financial regulations across major jurisdictions. Instant email alerts make sure you stay updated.
Unique proprietary analysis of regulatory requirements
Constant monitoring that allows each regulation to be tracked throughout its lifecycle
Comprehensive document repository, with dossiers from regulators and related commentary
The only real time service to provide cross jurisdictional regulatory data
Expert regulatory analysts simplify legislative requirements into actionable insight
Round the clock tailored email alerts sent as soon as changes are announced for every regulatory update
Cost effective subscription model means firms can access information tailored for their regulatory needs
An Artificial Intelligence powered regulatory compliance platform
Supervisory framework of central banks for economic and monetary policies.
Banking / Credit unions
Prudential regulations for financial institutions and banking supervision for financial stability.
Regulations to enforce consumer financial protection laws in financing and lending.
Regulation of payment services, payment service providers and market participants.
REGULATORY DOMAINS COVERED
Regulation and supervision of pension funds and pension products.
Regulation of financial markets to increase market transparency and investor protection.
Regulation of systems, governance and controls for managing financial crime risk.
Regulation of insurance companies that are licensed or certified to sell insurance.
Who can use Zurik?
Zurik is used by firms offering financial services regulated by the respective competent authority. The flexible subscriptions relevant to client needs allow them to keep abreast of thousands of pages of regulations.
ZURIK RESEARCH DESK
Your Regulatory Intelligence team
In a highly demanding Financial Regulatory Compliance world, access to high-quality, value adding intellectual resource have become a necessity than a nice to have requirement. So how can Zurik’s Regulatory Research desk help? By enabling clients to take faster decisions, improve overall confidence and clarity in terms of planning for the future, save time, costs and resources
At Zurik Research Desk(ZRD), our in-house Regulatory Intelligence team is working on top of 10,000+ regulatory documents covering EU, US, APAC and various other regions globally. The aim of the research desk at Zurik is to provide a base for a systematic research and analysis of all Regulatory information from inception till implementation. We follow each and every regulation from the very beginning till the compliance date for the financial services firms.
We aim to provide independent, cross-disciplinary research and recommendations to drive the global financial regulatory compliance requirements.
ZRD provides the users with access to over 10,000+ regulatory documents that includes the source data and Zurik’s analysis across multiple domains including the Regulatory supervisory framework, Banking, Financial Markets, Consumer finance, Payments, Financial crime, Tax, Insurance and Pension.
We track and monitor regulations on a daily basis from the Regulators across the globe including FCA, PRA, ESMA, EIOPA, EBA, SEC, FINRA, FDIC, NAIC, HKMA, ASIC, MAS, SAMA, CMA and 30 other Regulators across the globe.
Our vision is to provide advance understanding and impactful practice of Regulatory requirements through research and analysis. Our goal is to be a single largest resource and knowledge hub for providing systematic regulatory analysis and information to support our client’s goal of achieving their Regulatory compliance.
Zurik Research Desk offer services that include
Daily monitoring of Regulatory updates and tracking
Regulatory documents database creation and maintenance from various sources
Level 1 and Level 2 analysis with traceability information
Publishing Regulatory Research materials
Regulatory alerts to clients
REGULATORY ASSURANCE SERVICES
Our Regulatory Assurance Services focus on our clients’ most critical Regulatory compliance issues – Regulatory change, Regulatory Reporting and sustainability across all Regulatory mandates.
We bring deep, functional expertise, but are known for our holistic perspective: we track every single Financial regulation and analyze the impact across functional domains and between the silos of any organization.
Our highly participative approach helps ensure that good clear thinking gets turned into practical effective action that delivers Regulatory Compliance change results – from inception to implementation.
Drawing on our expertise in Regulatory change management and our experience of successfully managing complex compliance transformations, we will work with you to turn your plans and designs into real beneficial change implemented across your business functions.
We understand the Regulator’s agenda, the business agenda and the information agenda and combine all three to help you transform your Compliance function not only to reduce costs and improve efficiency but also to drive business growth.
At Zurik, we combine workflow management, reporting and monitoring and reconciliation of Regulatory Reporting to regulators. We have in house subject matter and technology experts with hands on experience supporting AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive), FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), CRS (Common Reporting Standard), EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation), Solvency II, MiFID II/MiFIR (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and accompanying Regulation), SFTR (Securities Financing Transactions Regulation), GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), PRIIPs (Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products), UCITS (undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities), PSD (Payments Savings Directive), Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Volcker Rule, The Final Choice Act, Money Laundering, Banking Act and other Regulations that are ongoing currently across various countries.
At Zurik, we have the necessary experience and expertise. We have the collaborative spirit to work with you to deliver a transformation that is really owned by your team, and best supports your business.
We’ll help you develop and implement the right Regulatory & Compliance solution for your business. A solution that not only fits your business but is owned and supported by your people and, in turn, delivers lasting change for the better.
How we can help
We are passionate about supporting clients on facing their Regulatory compliance challenges. We combine our wealth of Regulatory change experience with a proven ability to deliver the solutions that you need to address your Regulatory obligations – we are here to help.
To deliver end-to-end change we have combined the Research and Analysis services of Zurik with our Change management skills. By teaming up we ensure that you get the best of both worlds and benefit from a holistic approach to your Regulatory Compliance
THE ZURIK TEAM
Ingersoll Sivanthi is a Managing Partner and heads the Global operations of Zurik. He has more than 17 years of experience in various facets of the financial services industry. Inger is a specialist in managing regulatory and compliance change across domains such as asset management, private wealth management and banking. Prior to joining Zurik, Inger worked with Ruffer LLP, a London headquartered investment management firm that provides services to private clients, pension funds and trusts. Inger was in charge of business and regulatory compliance change across various functions within the firm.
Inger has also held senior positions in-charge of strategic business change for global financial institutions such as Blackrock and Citibank including Regulatory and Compliance change. His expertise spans across Front office, Middle office, Risk & control, Compliance (Pre & Post trade restrictions), Client reporting (Tax Packs & Valuations) to Operations Processing, Trade Processing and Trade Reporting, Reconciliations, and Settlements. He has created several workflows and systems to manage business and regulatory compliance change across asset classes such as Foreign Exchange derivatives, Swaps, Equity derivatives, options, swaptions, ETFs and fixed income (bonds).
Inger holds a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance & Information systems and a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Allan Jardine heads the EMEA business of Zurik, based out of London. Allan is a specialist in financial services, with a strong domain expertise in international regulatory and compliance, as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Allan has over 25 years of regional and international experience in the design, oversight and assessment of corporate and regulatory compliance, capital markets compliance, including Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) / Anti-Money Laundering (AML), sanctions, fraud programs, and internal controls. Allan is seasoned in the executive and operating functions within public companies and the financial services industry, including consumer and commercial banking, investment banking, capital markets, insurance and wealth management.
Allan has extensive experience in remediating regulatory issues and has strong connections with European and international financial regulatory bodies, giving a unique insight into foreign and cross-border regulatory expectations.
Prior to Zurik, Allan was a senior executive at Infinity Partners, a Tokyo headquartered financial services and advisory firm managing the Asia Pacific operations of the firm, and a Principal of Altitude Partners LLC, a corporate advisory firm which works with firms in the areas of corporate regulatory compliance, restructuring, due diligence, turnaround as well as post acquisition integration for international Private Equity firms. This followed working for a specialist US investment bank, where he managed their Asian expansion.
Allan holds a BA in Asian Business, an MBA from Warwick Business School (UK), has studied at Sophia (Tokyo), China Europe International Business School (Shanghai), and is an ETP graduate of the European Commission.
Paul Stanczyk heads the Zurik Consultancy Services business in Europe, where he leads the Regulatory Compliance Consulting practice providing counsel to the financial services industry through staffing and recruitment. He is responsible for maintaining strategic direction of the practice, quality of consulting delivery and ensuring client satisfaction.
Paul has more than 25 years of B2B sales experience which includes over 10 years within financial services recruitment working exclusively on senior Compliance & Regulatory Risk roles. He was also a Business Development Manager with Complinet which is now part of Thomson Reuters GRC. Paul also has an ICA Diploma in Compliance from the Manchester School of Business.
Senior Vice President
Prabhu Antony heads Corporate Development and Strategy for Zurik. He is responsible for alliances, partnerships, joint ventures, capital raise and M&A for Zurik. He is a specialist in cross border M&A and Private Equity. He has consummated M&A deals valued over $3Bn in enterprise value, across 6 continents and 22 countries. In 2016, he was awarded ‘Investment Banker of the year’ by M&A Advisor forum, the leading industry consortium, in 2015 he was ranked among the top 5 cross border investment bankers in the US and the deal he led won the best US-Asia cross border deal of the year and in 2014 he was awarded the ’40 under 40’ Americas Dealmaker award . His sector expertise includes Enterprise technology services, Enterprise Software and consumer internet. In addition to his role at Zurik, he also heads the Mergers & Acquisition for the Americas at Zurik’s parent company – Sett & Lucas and the fund management group – Linus Ventures. As part of this role at Linus, a Princeton, New Jersey headquartered venture fund, he sits on the board of portfolio companies and helps drive investments, strategy, corporate finance and global expansion in consumer markets.
Prior to his stint with Zurik, he was the Vice President at MAPE Group, a top M&A advisory firm in Asia, where he was the head of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) vertical and the US-Asia cross border M&A practice. Prior to joining MAPE, Prabhu had worked for more than 7 years in the technology sector for blue chip companies such as Cognizant, i-flex and Oracle where he managed corporate & business development, corporate strategy and M&A initiatives across London, US and India. He holds a Bachelors degree in electronics and instrumentation engineering, a Masters in business administration and a Post Graduate diploma in International business. He is an alumni of the Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania and attended Harvard Business School to pursue his passion in the field of Disruptive Innovation.
Kevin Lowther is a Managing Partner who heads the North America sales operations of Zurik. He is a specialist in financial services technology with extensive international experience, where he has managed and launched a portfolio of information and trading desktop products and services. More recently Kevin had worked as a management consultant to many buyside and sell-side institutions, optimizing their information technology environments.
Kevin worked in the financial markets in New Zealand before becoming country manager for IRESS Technology where he built out the market share of their information and trading products to almost 90% over a three-year period. He then moved to London where he was a director at a specialist technology consultancy before joining Reuters as a global business manager in their institutional equities division overseeing and developing a portfolio of information and trading products. Kevin then returned to advising tier-1 banks and buyside institutions on data governance, business process outsourcing, compliance and information management. Kevin’s last role in London was that as a technical adviser for the MiFID II regulations implementation at a major UK wealth manager.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Auckland and has completed numerous post graduate courses in finance and psychology.