Client Intelligence Analyst - Financial Crime Compliance


Technical Skills

  • Due Diligence
  • Risk Management
  • Wholesale Trading

Job Description

Client Intelligence Analyst - 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 Client Intelligence Analyst .
Principal responsibilities
  • Using innovative, industry first systems to undertake qualitative analyses of our most significant banking client relationships to identify intelligence on financial crime risks.
  • The role holder will serve as a point of accountability for reactive research, analysis and some intelligence management for reputational and financial crime risk enquiries, associated with HSBC dealings in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. 
  • The role holder is expected to provide research findings, drawing upon specific country expertise, and research financial crime, reputational and political issues using English and Chinese language materials, where appropriate
  • The role holder will also provide input to aid ongoing development of the systems in use within Financial intelligence unit
  • Provide the provision of timely and reliable research on potential financial crime risks to improve risk management decisions within global banking
  • Key point of accountability for provision of research component of Financial intelligence unit
  • enquiries
  • Conducting in depth Client Intelligence research on persons and entities in Hong Kong
  • Reporting research findings to Regional Head of Client Intelligence in Hong Kong
  • Adherence to operational controls, as outlined in procedures and policies to ensure risks are identified and managed
  • Contribution to processes for building management information
  • Provision of ongoing input to aid development of the system
  • Provide in depth Financial intelligence unit research capability for Hong Kong
  • Supports change and global growth within team
  • Suggests initiatives for better working
  • Maintains departmental best practices in research function



  • Outstanding research and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrable aptitude for researching complex, multi faceted banking relationships
  • A keen interest in business and current affairs, including financial crime
  • Resourceful, creative and inquisitive approach to highly complex tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong team player
  • Highly motivated, entrepreneurial and autonomous
  • Robust, accountable and independent
  • Fluent English and Chinese speaker including reading and writing
  • Demonstrable interest in, and knowledge of Hong Kong and wider Asia Pacific social and political issues.
  • Evidence of ability to work unsupervised, where necessary.
  • Advantage to have experience or knowledge of wholesale banking
  • Advantage to have experience of intelligence analytics enquiries
  • Advantage to have experience of technology development and data modelling
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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Employment TypeFull-time
Education LevelNon-specified
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese
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