Senior Manager, Complex Investigations - Financial Crime Compliance

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC
  • 23 Apr 17

Senior Manager, Complex Investigations - Financial Crime Compliance

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Financial Crime Compliance aligns current activities within Global Risk and helps to build these into a more integrated framework to conduct Customer Due Diligence which enables HSBC to manage financial crime risk more effectively. It builds stronger controls to improve the way Financial Crime Compliance risks are managed in order to spot gaps as well as trends so that the team can take action. It proactively gathers and analyses financial intelligence in a smart way so that suspicious transactions, activities or connections can be identified and we can adequately protect our customers from the threat of financial crime.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Senior Manager, Complex Investigations.

Principal responsibilities

  • Operates within the firm's complex investigative programs across regions, and countries related to fraud, anti money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, sanctions, anti bribery and corruption. Ensures the quality and consistency of the investigations and the adequacy of the resourcing across the investigative program
  • Undertakes Investigations within a programmatic capability across regions, and countries to conduct complex, proactive, intelligence driven investigations, bringing together and drawing upon resources in other investigative functions where the nature of the investigation spans multiple geographies or financial crime types.
  • Communicates information on the most significant and sensitive investigations and related mitigating actions to Regional and Group senior management to support and facilitate a strategic appraisal of the relevant risks. Able to develop strategic capability to mitigate future threats in response to these significant investigations.
  • Identifies and escalates the most significant and sensitive investigations to ensure appropriate prioritization, resourcing, and investigative strategy. Communicates to all key stakeholders the ongoing status of such investigations and the related mitigating actions.
  • Operates within a systemic capability to refer investigative findings and recommendations to other parts of the firm for follow on action to mitigate the identified financial crime risk, track the response, and ensure appropriate governance.
  • Personally provides the subject matter expertise necessary to inform the work of other parts of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, including but not limited to innovations in analytics, identification of typologies, policies and procedures, the engagement strategy, training, and a potentially more effective and efficient regulatory landscape.
  • Supports the Global and Regional Head of Complex Investigations in communicating the most significant and sensitive investigations and related mitigating actions to senior management to support and facilitate a strategic appraisal of the relevant risks.
  • Interacts effectively with Regional law enforcement, security and regulatory agencies, and financial intelligence units, in furtherance of public private partnership, information sharing, and training initiatives, as well as on specific investigations of significance. Fosters good relationships with all of the Group's counterparts in law enforcement, security and regulatory agencies, and financial intelligence units

  • Experience working within a regulatory, investigative, or financial intelligence agency, or as a senior compliance manager within a global firm, in the financial services industry.
  • Detailed experience in mitigating the harms associated with the threat of financial crime at a strategic level
  • An excellent understanding of the current regulatory environment and expectations, relevant regulations, codes, and Group Standards, as well as their underlying purpose to mitigate risk to the financial system and provide information useful for the public sector to provide law enforcement and security.
  • Some leadership experience and a strategic thinker.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with experience of dealing with executives at all levels.
  • Ability to develop efficient and effective solutions to complex global issues.
The chosen candidate for this role will be required to undergo enhanced vetting. Subject to local laws, this will require the individual to satisfactorily pass a series of additional checks as part of the recruitment process and on an ongoing basis, if appointed to the role. HSBC Group reserves its position with regard to any steps which it may take in relation to any material adverse findings which arise either when the checks are originally completed, and/or if relevant, on an ongoing basis. For more information about the enhanced vetting for this role please contact the recruiter for this role.

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