Feb 14, 2018

European Bank: AVP, AML

  • Financial Services
  • Hong Kong
Full time Compliance AML Corporate Banking Investment Banking

Job Description

The Role is responsible for the AML, CTF, Sanctions & Embargoes related matters in Hong Kong. This ensures that all relevant AML/CTF policies, procedures, systems and controls are implemented effectively, all AML/CTF-relevant legal, regulatory and Group requirements are met and any AML/CTF-related risks are appropriately addressed and mitigated. The AMLO is also responsible for the identification, assessment, advisory, monitoring, control and reporting on the AML/CTF laws, rules and standards relevant to the Group activities in Hong Kong. The AMLO, together with the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), are the direct points of contact for Group staff in AML matters, particularly in terms of AML/KYC-related regulatory guidance or suspicious transactions. He / She also assists the MLRO in responding are queries from the local AML regulators and law enforcement authorities on AML relevant matters.

 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • The AMLO has unrestricted access to all information, data, records and systems in the Bank he/she deems necessary to fulfil its function.

  • Having a direct reporting line to the MLRO. Ensuring appropriate reporting and escalation of issues and/or incidents to the MLRO and/or Local Head of AFC.

  • Advising on and ensuring the implementation of applicable Group AML / CTF Policies and the local regulatory requirement to CIB/GM Business.

  • Participating in the assessment of the conformity of relevant internal policies and procedures, systems and controls with relevant local regulatory obligations and

  • Group standards, in order to ensure local AML regulatory requirements are reflected in the local KOPs.

  • Monitoring local regulatory AML, CTF and sanctions developments and notifying relevant changes and specifications to the MLRO and/or Local /Regional Head of AFC.

  • Performing AML related testing as prescribed in the Global Assurance Policy Framework.

  • Investigating Unusual and/or Potentially Suspicious and ensuring timely escalation to the MLROs of unusual and/or suspicious transactions or activities for reporting to the competent authorities in compliance with applicable rules

  • Assisting the MLRO to maintain procedures and systems, and to prepare appropriate MIS to ensure that Unusual and/or Potentially Suspicious Transactions are reported, in compliance with applicable rules.

  • Providing regulatory guidance and advice on new or existing clients that are escalated, or decide to escalate further.

  • Having oversight on the tracking and following-up on the conditions that have been imposed as part of the KYC approval. Obtaining relevant MIS from the business or appropriate parties on the status of regular reviews.

  • Signing-off in the New Product Approval and Vendor Risk Management process where appropriate and relevant to AML.

  • Coordinating responses and input for MI reports requested by Global AFC or the AFC reporting function.

  • Conducting the local AML Risk Assessment in the country.

  • Discharging the responsibilities of local AML officers as set out under global KYC policies for the division that the AMLO is responsible for.

  • Delivering local AML training when specific needs are identified in order to maintain staff awareness culture.

  • Ensuring that local record keeping processes are in alignment with the AML related legislative, regulatory and internal requirements.

  • Ensuring on the annual basis that Employee Reliability Requirements are met if there is any local deviation.

  • Contributing to Group AML Function as a whole by sharing knowledge and best practices with AFC/AML Officers of the other Businesses and entities by involving in regional calls or other forum.

 

Skills and qualification:

  • Minimum 5 (AVP) / 8 (VP) years of experience in AML Advisory Compliance in Corporate and investment banking or Global Markets.
  • Knowledge of trade finance product or experience in trade based money laundering advisory is an advantage.

Level

Assistant Vice President

Years of Experience

5

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