KYC Consultant


Technical Skills

  • Anti Money Laundering (AML)
  • Know Your Customer (KYC)
  • Risk Management

Job Description

KYC Consultant

Primary focus is the approval of new clients to the APAC Region. In addition, the individual will complete ongoing reviews and KYC projects as appropriate.

To assist the KYC Manager to;-

  • Conduct full KYC/AML checks on all new clients in accordance with APAC laws and regulations, and corporate policy as appropriate
  • Investigate ownership and control to identify all ultimate beneficiaries and possible PEPs for KYC and risk management purposes
  • Assist the business to obtain information and documentation required to meet legal and regulatory money laundering identification obligations
  • KYC advisory services to the lines of business operating in region
  • Desktop investigation of client background utilising all available internal/external systems
  • Liaise with various support departments including Operations and Legal as necessary regarding client set-up
  • Ensure accurate KYC/AML information is recorded regarding source of funds and expected account activity, where appropriate, for risk management purposes
  • Assist where necessary in the ongoing customer review program performing full KYC/AML reviews on the existing International customer base
  • Assisting with the ongoing maintenance of client information and documentation
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects within the AML team


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  •  Solid AML experience, with good understanding of KYC & AML requirements for various client types
  • Demonstrated experience working in a high pressure environment, working  to tight deadlines displaying efficiency and effectiveness on a daily basis
  • Experience dealing with front office staff, preferably in an investment bank
  • The ability to work unsupervised, and the willingness to work extra hours when required to do so
  • Reliability and conscientiousness are as important as knowledge in this role
  • Good knowledge of Regional Guidance Notes & the Money Laundering Regulations as they relate to KYC.
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
Education LevelNon-specified
Wells Fargo BankFinancial Services, Retail and Commercial Banking

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

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