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New York Life Insurance Co Corporate Vice President, Senior Compliance Officer, ETFs and Mutual Funds in New York, New York

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New York Life Insurance Company is seeking a Senior Compliance Officer to provide support to the MainStay mutual funds and IndexIQ ETFs. The position will report directly to the Chief Compliance Officer of the funds, and is located in Jersey City, NJ or New York, NY.

The Senior Compliance Officer will be responsible for various aspects of the funds’ Compliance programs. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the types of responsibilities the Senior Compliance Officer may handle but are not intended to be an exclusive list. New York Life is looking for a proactive team player to be an engaged member of the Compliance team. The position will have regular interaction with the Board of Trustees; senior management; service providers and subadvisers; regulators; and compliance, legal, portfolio management and operations personnel.


Assist in monitoring and maintaining the compliance programs of the MainStay mutual funds and IndexIQ ETFs to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Develop, implement, train and enforce effective current and new compliance policies and procedures in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Manage, coordinate, and conduct periodic and annual reviews and risk assessments of aspects of the funds’ compliance program, which may include the funds’ Rule 38a-1 policies, due diligence and trade monitoring.
Prepare compliance reports for the Board of Trustees of the funds and senior management.
Research, compile and draft responses to internal audits, regulatory inquiries and examinations, and other special projects.
Assist with formulating, communicating and leading a strategic vision for the funds’ compliance program.
Stay current with regulatory and industry developments to help identify potential areas of vulnerability and risk and develop controls to mitigate these risks.
Provide guidance and support to functional business units and interact with personnel at all levels of New York Life’s various business units.
Special projects as required.

Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of 5 years of Registered Fund compliance experience (including experience related to ETFs).
Demonstrable knowledge of U.S. securities laws, particularly the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and other SEC, CFTC & FINRA regulations.
Experience with order management systems and custodial systems as it relates to monitoring of client accounts and the set-up of new rules, accounts and securities.
Experience in managing regulatory dialogues, coordinating regulatory examinations, and responding to regulatory inquiries.
Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree a plus.
Travel may be required.

Characteristics and Attributes

High level of integrity, ethical commitment and professionalism.
Superior judgment in identifying and assessing potential compliance matters, the application of industry developments to the business and knowing when to seek advice and when to act independently.
Ability to work independently as well as with others to meet critical deadlines, balance multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change.
Strong leadership and relationship influencing ability.
Decisive and mature, with the ability to drive consensus.
Ability to tailor Compliance solutions to business conditions.
Detail-oriented, organized, highly proficient individual to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, and able to solve complex problems in a collaborative manner.
Strong communications skills (verbal and written) and analytical skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Please note: During calendar year 2021, employees of Group Benefit Solutions can be considered for open positions within Group Benefit Solutions only. Applications from Group Benefit Solutions employees for open positions within other New York Life businesses are unable to be considered.


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