Manager Sanctions Advisory - Financial Crime Compliance


Technical Skills

  • Branding
  • Compliance
  • Costing
  • Due Diligence
  • Operational Risk
  • Performance Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Succession Planning
  • Training

Job Description

Manager Sanctions Advisory - 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 Manager Sanctions Advisory.
Principal responsibilities
  • Identifying and challenging any potential Sanctions risk inherent in Global Business Line decisions and client activity
  • Ensuring regional level oversight of all Advisory issues and provide support to Global Business Lines, Product and Countries.
  • Providing Advisory input into the completion of the Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment, acting as a point of contact for queries and support
  • Managing the Sanctions Advisory Team in acting as the principal point of contact within Region for all Sanctions Advisory matters, providing Regional level Sanctions leadership and subject matter expertise
  • Support and provide subject matter expertise to the implementation of globally led Sanctions change initiatives within Region and more specifically within the Sanctions Advisory Team
  • Responsible for the Regional Sanctions Advisory Team being fully compliant with any changes to Policy and that all processes and procedures within the Sanctions Advisory Team are updated accordingly
  • Provide specialist advice, support and challenge Risk Owners and Control Owners for all Sanctions related matters where it is requested
  • Provide guidance to Risk Owners to set Key Risk Indicators for the risk area and effectively monitor preventative thresholds and trends
  • Identify and respond to external Regional trends and regulatory requirements which have a Regional impact through the regular review of procedures and advice being provided by the Regional Sanctions Advisory Team
  • Liaise with Countries to provide advice and recommendations for risks associated with specific business or products
  • Guide and challenge the First Line to set risk appetite in line with Operational Risk and ensure action plans are completed by the First Line for risks outside of risk appetite tolerance
  • Perform periodic reviews with stakeholders to ensure that all advice being provided is in line with expectations
  • Escalate Customer and Transaction risk approvals which require Regional Sanctions approval ensuring Global Sanctions are notified
  • Work closely with Country compliance and legal teams and Global Business Line Heads to ensure that Sanctions Warranties and Representations are included in required legal documentation, providing advisory support to the teams
  • Identify potential breaches of Sanctions within Region ensuring appropriate escalation to the Global Head of Sanctions, Global Business Line Head of Sanctions and Regional Head of Sanctions as required
  • Manage root cause analysis to ensure that Regional trends are identified with escalations to ensure advice given is fully up to date and assist risk mitigation
  • Ensure all processes are compliant to Sanctions related records retention policy for all processes within the Regional Advisory team
  • Manage service level agreements for the Regional Sanctions Advisory Team and ensure that any updates are approved through the Regional Head of Sanctions
  • Responsible for ensuring optimal resourcing levels within the Regional Sanctions Advisory Team
  • Ensure the Regional Sanctions Advisory Team has a supporting structure to allow full effectiveness. This includes, but is not limited to, providing the right systems, ensuring the team is fully updated on any changes in Sanctions and giving the team the right tools to provide sufficient information
  • Lead, motivate and develop an effective Regional Sanctions Advisory Team through communication, cultivating an environment that supports diversity, reflects the HSBC brand and improves employee engagement
  • Manage the activity of the Regional Sanctions Advisory Team, ensuring training, consistent performance management, career management and succession planning are in place
  • Take personal responsibility for training, performance management, career management and succession planning thorough one to one sessions with line manager
  • Ensure development activities are a core priority and enable all team members to take reasonable time for learning and developmental activities
  • Foster positive and professional working relationships within Financial Crime Compliance and other management at a Regional Level
  • Work closely with the Regional Head of Sanctions within the region to support the embedding of the Financial Crime Compliance change programme


  • Risk professional with experience in one or more senior risk compliance roles, to include Sanctions experience
  • Knowledge of Sanctions regulations and guidance
  • Knowledge of the HSBC Group structure, its business and personnel, and a deep understanding of HSBC corporate culture
  • Significant experience in the financial services industry
  • Lateral thinker with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues
  • Well developed leadership skills
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to lead change, contributing to joining up with the other teams in Risk and Business within Region
  • Experience of dealing with regulatory matters and confident interaction with Regulators
  • Ability to develop practical, cost effective solutions to complex issues
  • High level of English language skills
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Employment TypeFull-time
Education LevelNon-specified
HSBCPrivate Banking and Wealth Management

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