Senior Sanctions Manager, Hong Kong - Financial Crime Compliance


Technical Skills

  • Compliance
  • Costing
  • Due Diligence

Job Description

Senior Sanctions Manager, Hong Kong - 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 Senior Sanctions Manager, Hong Kong.
Principal responsibilities
  • Responsible for country level compliance with the Policy and Country Sanctions regulation
  • Fulfilling and executing required country level Policy management activities
  • Fulfilling and executing required country level screening and alert investigation activities
  • Fulfilling and executing required country level regulatory engagement, and all reporting including both internal and external activities
  • Fulfilling required country level sanctions subject matter expertise and assessment activities
  • Effectively acting as the principal point of contact within Hong Kong for internal and external stakeholders including local Regulators and Monitor for all Sanctions matters, providing country level Sanctions leadership, governance, and subject matter expertise
  • Effectively managing, identifying, mitigating and escalating. Sanctions risk within Hong Kong in a proactive and continuous manner 
  • Effectively supporting the implementation of globally led Sanctions change initiatives within Hong Kong
  • Establish a governance protocol to ensure Hong Kong is complying with all Global Sanctions Policies and relevant local Regulatory


  • Experienced risk professional, ideally with Sanctions experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Sanctions regulations and guidance
  • Good knowledge of the Bank Group structure, its business and personnel, and a deep understanding of the Bank corporate culture
  • Significant experience in the financial services industry
  • Lateral thinker with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues using a risk based approach
  • Well developed management skills and leadership skills
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to lead change, contributing to joining up with the other teams in Risk globally
  • Experience of dealing with regulatory matters and confident interaction with Regulators
  • 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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Employment TypeFull-time
Education LevelNon-specified
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