Internship FEC Intelligence & Investigations

Internship | Compliance / Legal / Tax | Student | 2023-12-13 | 068290


Internship FEC Intelligence & Investigations 


FEC Intelligence & Investigations Internship

Your role & work environment

Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Governance & Controls Belgium is the second line of defence function supporting ING Belgium, its underlying entities and the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Manager in managing the FCC risks.

The Governance and Controls function includes oversight of 1st line of defence AML related processes & sourced activities, the monitoring of customers’ activities (aka Transaction Monitoring) as well as the investigation of atypical & complex cases regardless of the source of identification (Adverse Media Screening, Transaction Monitoring, Name Screening, …) and the handling of special requests (Police, Prosecutor, FSMA, FIU, ...).

The mission of Governance and Control team aims to identify and report on emerging threats and risks stemming from known and evolving forms of Financial Economic Crime (FEC), such as money-laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and transnational and organised crime.

The team is working together based on knowledge and expertise, as well as the skill set needed to best perform the job.

Your key responsibilities

The role of the FEC Intelligence & Investigations intern analyst is critical for the Bank’s defence against money laundering, terrorist financing and fraud. As an intern with a strong focus on investigation, you take part in the execution and further development of the anti-money laundering strategy of the Bank by reviewing client’s profile and transactions, reporting unusual transactions, analysing trends and providing input on emerging risk or risk typologies to strengthen the existing risk control framework.

You will be responsible for the following (non-exhaustive) overview of activities:

  • Reviewing and responding to questions from (external) stakeholders
  • Collecting essential client information, documentation and performing initial checks to understand the financial crime risks to clients in the triage process
  • Helping with the initiation, reviews and reporting related to thematic reviews. Thematic reviews can be based on the identification of patterns or trends with regards to completed FEC reviews, via newly identified threats (e.g. FinTech, prepaid cards, cryptocurrencies, etc.), (re-)appearing typologies (e.g. money laundering via the art sector,  securities business, sanctions circumvention via changes in vessel ownership or specific geographic regions, etc.) or on the basis of public disclosures/media reporting (e.g. Panama Papers, Russian Laundromat, 1MDB, Pandora Papers etc.) The purpose of thematic reviews is to assess whether ING Belgium is sufficiently in control with regards to its exposure to FEC risks, and where necessary to adjust its policies and controls. This with the ultimate goal to prevent illicit flows of funds entering the bank, or to duly report them to the authorities by means of high-quality reporting.
  • Provide input to the creation and maintenance of the procedures and WPI of the team and sourced FCC activities;



We look for

A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for data analysis and critical thinking. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.

As a FEC Intelligence & Investigations Risk Analyst intern you will also need:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree;
  • Be available for a period of 4 months, preferably 6 months and a minimum of 4 days/week;
  • Basic to good knowledge and/or a first expertise in the AML risk area is a plus;
  • Strong  analytical skills, interest for data (analysis) and the way to process them, as well as a keen eye for detail;
  • Capacity to understand the main points of risk for the Bank specifically in relation to customers and transactions and the overall risk tolerance of the Bank;
  • Ability to recognize atypical transactions and patterns, investigate risk-based any unusual activity and to prioritize the in-depth reviews;
  • Good and effective communication skills – fluent in written and spoken English; French and/or Dutch are beneficial;
  • Knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, knowledge of other software applications is a plus;
  • Being able to quickly integrate new concepts, procedures, modifications in the organisation or methodologies;
  • Good skill set in the areas of personal effectiveness (i.e. autonomy, team spirit, courage and self-confidence, problem solving & result oriented by delivering as promised within tight deadlines, “hands-on”, good written and oral communication, capable to work in changing circumstances, customer focus and investigative & learning ability).

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