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CORPORATE RESEARCH OFFICER

Legal Services

OVERVIEW

Position: Corporate Research Officer
Location: Cayman

The Maples Group is a standard bearer in financial and legal services, trusted by many of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, private equity firms and international corporations. 

Our distinction flows from our carefully curated team: 2,000+ professionals characterized by tenacity, ethics and exacting excellence.  We hire smart and sharpen smarter, arming talent with best-in-class resources and skills.  With 18 locations across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, our international presence offers a unique springboard for career development and cross-cultural immersion.  Our side-by-side financial and legal services are similarly ripe for interdisciplinary learning and growth.  

The Maples Group looks to add a Corporate Research Officer to our team in Grand Cayman and invites eager and qualified candidates to apply.  We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity as we attract, retain and develop world-class talent. 

Who We Seek

Our merit-based culture suits professionals in pursuit of boundless careers and lives.  Beyond their acumen, team members are collaborative and conscientious, bringing a healthy sense of drive and purpose to each interaction and to all aspects of their work. 

About the Role

The Corporate Research Officer role is based within the Information Services Department in the Cayman office and reports to the Director of Information Services.  This role has global responsibility  to deliver the highest quality standards across the Maples Group.

Primary responsibilities include:  

  • Conducting detailed compliance related research for the Maples Group using external resources to research high risk individuals and entities.
  • Finding AML exemptions.
  •  Reputational and background searches for prospective clients and for business development purposes.
  • Developing corporate research procedures and manuals.
  • Providing daily press alerts to lawyers and Heads of Department on various clients and competitors in regards to mergers and acquisitions, new hires, launching of new funds and anything that may be of interest and impact the business of Maples Global. 

EXPERIENCE

What You Bring

In addition to indisputably high ethical standards and autonomy, the ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • At least 2 years' previous experience in corporate or compliance related research.
  • An appropriate compliance related degree and/or certification, in particular an Association of Certified Anti-Money Launder Specialists (ACAMS) Certification. 
  • An ability and enthusiasm for keeping up to date with local and worldwide markets and developments.
  • A sound working knowledge of Microsoft applications. 

The successful candidate must be able to use his/her own initiative, work well under pressure to meet deadlines and be able to maintain confidentiality at all times. The successful candidate may be required to work extended hours on short notice and occasionally on weekends.

About the Maples Group 

Over five decades, the Maples Group has grown from modest beginnings into one of the world's preeminent professional services firms, offering specialised fiduciary, fund administration, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management and legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.

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LOCATION

Ugland House, South Church Street, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

BENEFITS

The most enduring professional relationships are reciprocal relationships. The Maples Group prioritises employee health and wellbeing. Depending on your location, we offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental and optical)
  • Competitive vacation packages
  • Educational assistance and professional development programmes
  • Savings or pension plan
  • Life insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Global mental wellness programme
  • Sports clubs and social events 

Please note: Maples’ standard policy to undertake various background screening checks, including criminal records checks, on all applicants to whom a conditional job offer is made. Maples will only ask applicants to disclose a past criminal conviction when a conditional job offer is made. If you have a criminal record, it does not mean that your job offer will be automatically withdrawn. Maples will make all job offer decisions on a case by case basis and will take a number of factors into account, such as the role that you are applying for and the nature and circumstances of the past offence. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with Maples before a decision is made.

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