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Asset Management, AML KYC Associate

Location
Hong Kong
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022
J.P. Morgan Asset Management is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and high caliber individual in response to the significant increase of the global regulatory challenges. The individual will have a specific focus on enhancing the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Client (KYC) infrastructure within the Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong and reporting to the AML/ KYC lead in Hong Kong, the role will conduct BAU involving colleagues from various functional areas within the global organization. The individual will interact with business colleagues at all levels across the region as well as colleagues in London and New York and the Compliance teams.

AML / KYC is a group embedded in the business platform with a focus to the rollout of the global AML/KYC policy and standards in APAC. The team supports the Asset Management business across APAC, and works with the business and acts as an AML governance enabling function so that the business can operate effectively and efficiently whilst ensuring all relevant AML/KYC risks and regulations are properly managed.

Role Description:

The primary responsibility is to conduct client on-boarding, periodic review and regular screening. The role also involves working with global business colleagues in order to facilitate AML strategic project implementation. The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop AML expertise, ensure cohesive project delivery, working with a variety of departments across the business both locally and across regions, as well as interacting with senior management.

Job Contents:
  • Conduct daily business as usual to on-boarding, ongoing screening, remediation, transaction monitoring and etc.
  • Act as KYC/ AML Subject Matter Expert and give advice in real life cases
  • Liaise with and coordination of the various business areas within the business in APAC and/or around the regions and Compliance teams on the AML/ KYC issues. Functional areas include operations, technology, compliance, legal, risk, sales, client service and etc.
  • Perform analysis and produce regular reports and MIS on specific topics for APAC region and the regional Senior Management team
  • Establish strong working relationships with all business partners throughout the AM organization - across all functions and geographies
  • Sound knowledge of business environment and regulatory knowledge in APAC
  • Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to understand business functions, processes swiftly and to continuously look for process enhancement opportunities
  • Ability to be flexible, follow tight deadlines, organize and prioritize work and deliver results quickly
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills; fluent in English
  • Highly motivated, team player, self-starter and able to work independently
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business/ related discipline or equivalent work/training required, professional qualification in KYC/ AML such as CAMS is a plus
  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant experience preferably within the investment management/ financial service/ auditing/compliance/ consulting industry with a strong exposure to KYC/ AML/ CDD/ EDD
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of staff and Senior Management
  • Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to understand business functions, processes swiftly and to continuously look for process enhancement opportunities
  • Ability to be flexible, follow tight deadlines, organize and prioritize work and deliver results quickly
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills; fluent in Chinese and English
  • Highly motivated, team player, self-starter and able to work independently
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Details

  • Job Reference: 707120609-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: J.P.Morgan
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent