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1stDigital is a digital asset focused trust, custody, financial technology company at the vanguard of the emerging digitalization of assets, where the full value for your worldly assets can finally unite like other digital data. Our best-in-class custodian and near-banking layer enables previously unattainable options for payments, asset management and access to products that can help enhance financial inclusion.  

Our infrastructure – including FDUSD, Asia’s 1st home grown blockchain-based USD stable-coin – Developed to help economies, institutions and developers gain access to technology breakthroughs and capitalize on the digital evolution of finance, trust, and technology.

Reporting to the Head of Legal & Compliance, this role is pivotal in safeguarding First Digital’s integrity and maintaining compliant business practices focusing on AML/CTF, financial crime and risk.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • This is a hands-on role, where the individual will contribute to the development, implementation and oversight of the compliance program of First Digital Trust Limited, including reviewing compliance policies and guidelines, advising on related business processes and conducting training programs.
  • Provide adequate oversight to ensure company-wide adherence to the compliance program and conduct regular AML/CTF and sanctions compliance assurance exercises.
  • Provide accurate, consistent, and timely advice to the business on an ongoing basis, including; responding to ad-hoc queries, contributing to projects, and advising on new products and business proposals.
  • Work closely with various stakeholders (i.e., Legal, Operations, and Technology teams) to identify enhancements in compliance process automation and lead the implementation of these platform changes.
  • Mentor and continuously develop a team of compliance operations professionals, acting as a point of escalation when queries or concerns arise.
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends on regulatory compliance, emerging threats, and appropriate steps to mitigate the risks.
  • Nurture a good risk and compliance culture, participating in the First Digital Group’s Compliance Committee to ensure consistent and cohesive application of best compliance practices throughout the group.


  • BS or BA required; law degree strongly preferred.
  • ACAMS certified (preferably).
  • 5+ years of compliance experience in the area of payments, AML/CTF, compliance, internal audit, or risk management.
  • Financial institutions background (preferably in the fintech & digital assets industry) is strongly preferred, but exceptions can be made for people with an exceptional track record.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in problem-solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions, and mentoring others.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to deliver clear presentations to interact with broad ranges of audiences or stakeholders with different backgrounds.
  • Reliable when working independently, with good judgment for when to raise issues.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. First Digital Trust reserves the right to amend this job description at any time.

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