Assistant Sanctions Manager, Investigations - Financial Crime Compliance

Full Time
Tai Kok Tsui
Junior (less than 3 years)

Job Description

Assistant Sanctions Manager, Investigations - Financial Crime Compliance

Location: Asia Pacific-Hong Kong-Kowloon-Tai Kok Tsui

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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 Assistant Sanctions Manager, Investigations.
Principal responsibilities
  • Escalate all Sanctions Investigations through to the Country Sanctions Officer for disclosure to the relevant authorities
  • Ensure all Sanctions Investigations are investigated and that all requirements for Sanctions investigations are fully completed
  • Fulfill required Regional level Sanctions subject matter expertise and assessment in relation to Sanctions Investigation processing
  • Manage, identify, mitigate and escalate Sanctions risk within the Region in a proactive and continuous manner
  • Communicate and maintain awareness of the implementation and full adherence to Policy within Sanctions Investigation Team
  • Ensure Sanctions Guidance and Procedures are fully aligned to the Global Sanctions Policy, up to date, accurate, and embedded within Sanctions Investigations Team
  • Support Senior Manager of Sanctions Investigations in liaising with wider Financial Crime Compliance teams with regards to Sanctions Investigations
  • Escalate further potential breaches in the appropriate manner to the required escalation point and agree the remedial action plan with the relevant Countries
  • Review and respond to escalated Sanctions Investigations, providing support to the respective Country as required
  • Provide full details of a Sanctions Investigation to Regional Head of Sanctions and assist in the recommendation to the business with regards to exit on any regulatory required action on the customer activity
  • Identify potential breaches of Sanctions within Region ensuring appropriate escalation to the Country Sanctions Officer, Global Business Line Head of Sanctions and Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance
  • Ensure all processes are compliant to Sanctions related records retention policy for all processes within the team


  • Risk professional with experience in one or more risk compliance roles, to include Sanctions experience
  • Knowledge of Sanctions regulations and guidance
  • Knowledge of the HSBC Group structure, its business and personnel, and an understanding of HSBC’s corporate culture
  • Experience within the financial services industry
  • Lateral thinker with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues
  • High level of English language skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and provide input where necessary
  • Ability to develop practical, cost effective solutions to complex 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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Technical Skills

  • Compliance
  • Costing
  • Due Diligence