Operational Intelligence Manager - Financial Crime Compliance


Technical Skills

  • Compliance
  • Wholesale Trading

Job Description

Operational Intelligence Manager - 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 Operational Intelligence Manager.
Principal responsibilities
  • Using a range of innovative systems the role holder will undertake qualitative analyses of the banks client relationships to identify intelligence on financial crime risks.
  • The role holder will be responsible for assessing this intelligence, determining the level of enquiry required and engaging with other colleagues in the Financial Intelligence Unit to enable further client review to take place.
  • The role holder will also provide input to aid ongoing development of the systems in use with the Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Manage a diverse set of stakeholders in order to achieve the overarching objectives, including colleagues within the wider Financial Intelligence Unit, responsible for developing more detailed enquiries into clients themes
  • Regional Security fraud risk teams and Regional Financial crime compliance and Regulatory Compliance teams
  • Work effectively as part of a regional and global dynamic team including taking on unfamiliar difficult tasks when necessary and providing guidance and support to others
  • Taking the lead when necessary to ensure that service levels are at a minimum maintained and ideally exceeded
  • 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
  • Working in a new and developing department and using new technology
  • Rapidly and accurately understanding complex business structures and the potential financial crime risks inherent within them
  • Developing a large body of contextual knowledge on wholesale banking sectors and the specific financial crime risks associated with them
  • Constructing accurate, succinct and persuasive summaries of the financial crime risks in order to persuade senior executives to take action
  • Identifying and driving enhancements to the system and business processes to drive greater operational effectiveness and increase the return on investment
  • Developing and maintaining strong and productive relationships with a diverse set of internal customers and stakeholders


  • Outstanding analytical qualitative, investigative and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrable aptitude for analysing 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
  • The ability to undertake comparative assessments of multiple competing hypotheses
  • Strong team player with leadership potential
  • Highly motivated, entrepreneurial and autonomous
  • Robust, accountable and independent 
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
HSBCPrivate Banking and Wealth Management

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