Executive Head of Compliance – CPT

Our client is a leading asset manager that believes in the power of collaboration and innovation. Their dedicated teams work tirelessly to identify emerging opportunities, adapt to market trends, and capitalise on potential value. Through their robust investment processes, advanced global technology platforms, and deep industry insights, they navigate the complexities of global markets to deliver strong investment performance.

This is a multi-jurisdictional role that covers South Africa, Africa, and Jersey. As the Executive Head of Compliance, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the organisation maintains the highest standards of regulatory compliance and governance.


  • Represent the Asset Management company in various governance structures and committees, including Board Committee Meetings, Group Executive Meetings, Regulatory Meetings, and Industry Body meetings.
  • Lead and direct a team of compliance professionals across various levels, ensuring the implementation and execution of strategic imperatives.
  • Obtain board approval for compliance monitoring activities and oversee their implementation by the company’s compliance function.
  • Develop and implement a holistic compliance strategy that aligns with the business strategy, taking into account global regulatory trends and accommodating the unique nuances of different business units.
  • Provide guidance, advisory, and business support on complex compliance matters related to strategic initiatives, ensuring that strategic objectives adhere to compliance standards.
  • Ensure that the compliance function remains a vital business enablement instrument, fostering a compliance-centric culture throughout the organisation.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the Asset Management industry, with a strong understanding of regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • At least 4 years of senior management experience, demonstrating leadership and the ability to drive compliance initiatives.
  • CAT 1, 11, III.
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree, MBA, or equivalent qualification, demonstrating a strong academic background.
  • C PRAC (SA) (Compliance Practitioner Southern Africa) certification is required.

The role requires a highly skilled professional who can effectively navigate complex regulatory landscapes and provide strategic direction to the compliance function. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in leading compliance teams and ensuring adherence to regulatory standards.

If you have a keen understanding of global regulatory trends, and a passion for driving a compliance-centric culture, we invite you to apply for a role that will make a significant impact on the organisation’s growth and success. 

For a confidential discussion email research@capitala.co.za