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Conflicts Compliance Officer

Posted May 23
Full Time
New York

Company Overview

KKR & Co. Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.

Position Summary

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC (“KKR”) are seeking an experience compliance officer or attorney to join KKR’s Global Compliance team with a focus on the administration of KKR’s compliance program designed to mitigate conflicts of interest. The successful candidate will support firm wide compliance operations and initiatives by managing policies, processes, disclosure obligations, technology systems, and partnering with business leaders to identify and mitigate legal, regulatory, operational and reputational risks arising from actual or potential conflicts of interest.

This role will be based in KKR’s New York office but will require extensive coordination with compliance team members in KKR’s global office locations. The role will report into KKR’s Private Markets Chief Compliance Officer.

Ideal Experience

A successful candidate will typically have at least ten years of experience in investment management compliance or legal practice. The candidate will have substantial understanding of and experience advising concerning the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and its application to conflicts of interest in an investment management setting. Experience with private equity and credit investing strategies and/or investment management practices in the insurance industry would be particularly ideal. The candidate will be familiar with and ready to make contributions to policy and procedure drafting, training business partners, regulatory change management, and testing and risk assessment.


  • Providing real time advice to KKR’s global businesses and investment professionals on actual or potential conflicts of interest arising from KKR’s investment strategies, including the application of KKR policy and best practice guidelines in consultation with KKR’s broader Compliance team.
  • Regularly preparing memoranda concerning conflicts of interest and presenting such documentation to KKR’s Global Conflicts Committee and other interested parties.
  • Coordinating with outside counsel regarding conflicts of interest as required.
  • Preparing and advising concerning regulatory disclosures relating to conflicts of interest as well as the Firm’s global conflicts matrix.
  • Supporting integration of new business strategies into KKR’s existing Compliance and operational infrastructure.
  • Managing the application of KKR’s compliance infrastructure for mitigating information sharing risk across the Firm, including designing and implementing new compliance procedures where necessary with related reporting.
  • Participating in regulatory / industry initiatives relating to new regulations and other issues relevant to the investment management business.
  • Assisting in preparing responses to regulatory inquiries as necessary.
  • Coordinating with colleagues in Legal/Compliance and other control groups on initiatives including surveillance, risks assessments, testing and audits.
  • Maintenance of accurate records and details required to prepare management and other reporting
  • Preparing and delivering relevant trainings to business partners.


  • Undergraduate degree with strong academic credentials and a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in a reputable national or international law firm, or equivalent investment management firm. Law degree preferred, strong candidates who do not have a law degree will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience in advising concerning conflicts of interests for a large investment management context.
  • Subject matter expertise and/or substantial familiarity with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data analytics tools.
  • Self-starter with strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects in a collaborative manner with multiple stakeholders through to completion in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Accountable, with a strong sense of professionalism and integrity.
  • Highly organized, efficient and able to work to tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • A strong stakeholder-focused orientation with the drive and enthusiasm required to achieve results and assume stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels, with both internal and external parties.
  • Maturity, presence, sound judgment, and ability to form and express opinions effectively to cross-divisional teams including senior management.

This is the expected annual base salary range for this New York-based position. Actual salaries may vary based on factors, such as skill, experience, and qualification for the role. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, based on factors such as individual and team performance.

Base Salary Range

$175,000—$230,000 USD

KKR is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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