VP Executive Protection Royal Bank of Canada U.S. Capital Markets
Pros: opportunity to work in the area of regulatory compliance
Cons: no room for advancement
Initially assigned to EP for Co-CEO US Capital Markets, slowly however the job description drifted far from center. Just finishing my MS in Economic Crime Management I found myself assisting in areas of regulatory compliance, SOX, AML, and dealing with SEC examiners and Chief of Compliance along with EP duties in US, Latin America and Caribbean. I found I enjoyed the regulatory compliance portion of my tasks, but focus needed to be maintained on my EP responsibilities and drifted back accordingly. recognizing the company culture, a Canadian Bank this institution was different, I recognized this shortly and made the necessary adjustments, however I could see there would be no room for advancement as I was the only "security" entity hired outside of Toronto's head quarters.