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GFIU Investigator

Intermediate (3-6 years)


Technical Skills

  • Accountancy
  • Anti Money Laundering (AML)
  • Compliance
  • Economics
  • Filing
  • Know Your Customer (KYC)
  • Mathematics
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Risk Management
  • Statistics

Job Description

GFIU Investigator

Location: Hong Kong

About Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

The Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) International Governance Office is seeking a detail oriented, highly motivated financial crimes risk manager/investigator to join the FCRM International Governance Office team.  This position will report directly to the Regional Global Financial Investigations Unit (GFIU) Manager and will play a critical role within the Wells Fargo’s Global Financial Crimes Enterprise Program.
  • Investigation of anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, terrorist financing and fraud cases with investigative work thoroughly documented/completed in established deadlines.
  • Analysis of unusual transactions or activity referred by Wells Fargo team members or automated monitoring systems.
  • Research work to understand root cause of highly complex suspicious transactions.
  • Preparation and delivery (written/oral) of research work and other analytical products.
  • Draft and file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) or equivalent regulatory reporting.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with APAC GFIU investigators, APAC FCRM team members, regional business/compliance partners and other FCRM investigative personnel both in and out of the United States in furtherance of investigative duties.    
  • Utilize wide range of technology/software to conduct/document investigations.
  • Assist in updating investigative guidelines and other policies and procedures, as required.
  • Understand AML/TF Laws and Regulations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Provide timely feedback to the Regional GFIU Manager, as directed.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer(s), as required.
While role has regional coverage, role has no routine travel requirement (Hong Kong based).


  • 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: fraud, anti-money laundering, investigations of financial crimes transactions or policy violations, risk management, or compliance; or a BS/BA degree or higher in applied sciences, mathematics, accounting, statistics, economics, finance, or criminal justice, with 2+ years of experience in the foregoing.
  • Extensive AML and financial crimes investigations experience, with good understanding of KYC & AML requirements for various client types, lines of business, and products.
  • Knowledge of transactions monitoring systems utilized in AML programs.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills for effective communication with stakeholders verbally or via high-quality written reports.
  • Excellent analytical skills, lateral thinking and problem solving ability with high attention to detail.
  • Advanced level Excel skills and strong PowerPoint and Visio skills.
  • Ability to independently prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of BSA, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC, and global sanctions as well as relevant requirements in APAC jurisdictions.
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other similar designation considered a plus.
  • Associate AML Professional (AAMLP) membership with HK Institute of Banks (HKIB) considered a plus (i.e., Hong Kong’s Enhanced Competency Framework)

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.
Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelBachelor
QualificationAdvanced Level
Wells Fargo BankFinancial Services, Retail and Commercial Banking

23 / F, AIA Financial Center, 1 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

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