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Responsible Officer, Type 3 Hong Kong
Posted 7 days ago In-Office Permanent HK$30k - HK$100k
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Sharmay Kua
Executive Search Specialist

Founded in 1999, the Deriv Group has grown steadily throughout the years to become one of the world’s largest FX brokers. Now employing over a thousand persons across 18 offices worldwide, the Group offers a range of online trading facilities to clients via its flagship website In a journey spanning more than 22 years, Deriv has designed and implemented proprietary trading products and services, growing its markets to over 2.5 million customers worldwide. Its mission has remained the same throughout these years: to make trading accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Deriv (HK) Ltd. will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Deriv Group and intends to apply for a Type 3 (leveraged foreign exchange) licence in order to offer a full suite of leveraged FX trading facilities in Hong Kong.

Your role

You’ll ensure the Group’s compliance with all the regulations and guidelines issued by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), as well as any other applicable regulatory standards. Your ability to effectively communicate with both regulatory bodies and cross-functional teams within Deriv enables you to be the ideal liaison as you collaborate closely with all departments, including Trading, Compliance, Risk, and Accounts. 

Your challenges

  • Assist in the Type 3 licence application with the SFC and setting up the office, recruiting, training, and leading the Hong Kong team.
  • Act as Responsible Officer with management duties: manage daily operations to ensure full compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Provide expert insight to management to improve business operations.
  • Conduct communications with the SFC and other regulatory bodies.


  • Degree in banking, finance, or a related field
  • Experience as a Responsible Officer for an SFC-licensed company
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Sound knowledge of relevant regulations and guidelines
  • Experience in the financial industry, notably in FX trading
  • Experience with verbal and written communication with financial regulators
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Cantonese/Mandarin


  • Competitive salary
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Health benefits
  • Casual dress code
  • Travel and internet allowances

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