Director Regulatory Change & Governance
Standard Chartered Bank
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About Standard Chartered

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  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
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  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
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    The Role Responsibilities


  • Provide oversight to the implementation of compliance controls, escalation protocols and risk management activities, in accordance with Group policies and applicable local regulatory requirements.
  • Business

  • Ambassador and representative of FCSO RGR.
  • FCSOAct as an internal advisory to senior management and key stakeholders by providing solutions to potential issues involving regulatory risk or change.
  • People and Talent

  • Act as a consultation, in internal meetings, forums or ad-hoc squads, discussing regulatory change and governance.
  • Help coordinate meetings on regulatory, policy, standards (etc), change.
  • Able to operate a solutioned focussed stakeholder.
  • Able to calmly operate a risk-based monitoring and horizon scanning.
  • Able to communicated and help a wide range of stakeholders understand how multiple regulatory topics intra-connect.
  • Perform periodic and ad-hoc regulatory reporting and surveys.
  • Conduct awareness briefing and staff trainings on regulatory requirements, internal policies and procedures.
  • Able to :
  • Identify sources of regulatory change, and assess how those changes impact FCSO current and future activities, including uplift to policies, systems and control.
  • Monitor and assess FCSO compliance with changes to laws, regulations and SCB's policies, standards and directives.
  • Design and project manage action plan.
  • Understand the intra-connection and impact between risk management and regulatory change
  • Lead and perform :
  • Business Impact assessments
  • Gap analysis on new / change in regulations and updates,
  • Read-across review, to discuss if a regulatory change impacts downstream controls or other countries, policies, risks, standards or stakeholders (etc).
  • Applicable review on relevant internal policies, guidance, procedures etc to ensure these remain fit for purpose and FCSO in operating in conformance,
  • Regulatory change horizon scanning to proactively consider and showcase potential material impacts to FCSO's stakeholders and risk managers
  • Regular review over the regulatory change eco-system
  • Challenge to Process, Policy and Risk Owner on their regulatory change agenda and activities.
  • Produce a regulatory change playbook.
  • Identifying areas where regulatory change might affect residual or inherent, or risk tolerance profile.
  • Showcase where regulatory change represent opportunities and benefits, such as operational efficiencies or increased automation.
  • Perform periodic and ad-hoc regulatory reporting and surveys.
  • Governance

  • Drive to ensure FCSO and its stakeholders regulatory change activities operate within the governance framework and risk management eco-system.
  • Attend, contribute and represent FCSO at meeting on regulatory change and governance.
  • Disseminate, socialize and showcase regulatory change to FCSO's key stakeholders including risk owners.
  • Provide governance and work closely with key stakeholders and colleagues operating other risk and change programs including changes to policies, standards, guidance, systems, controls or transformation impacted by the regulatory change or non-financial risks.
  • Provide governance to ensure FCSO regulatory change, risk repositories and project trackers are update and undertake strategic management of outstanding issues, actions and lifecycle changes.
  • Provide oversight to the implementation of compliance controls, escalation protocols and risk management activities, in accordance with Group policies and applicable local regulatory requirements.
  • Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank.
  • This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Lead to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles : Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets;
  • Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Key Stakeholders

  • Act as an internal advisory to senior management and key stakeholders by providing solutions to potential issues involving regulatory risk or change.
  • Provide and support FCSO risk owner, and their stakeholder, by showcasing Playbook, advising on the possible risk ramification of upcoming regulatory or policy changes.
  • Suggesting actions to mitigate the gap or risks identify by the regulatory or policy change.
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum Masters or Degree holder in Law, Compliance, Operational Risk or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of Banking, Compliance or Risk & Control functions experience in the banking industry (prior experience in Law firm, specialist consultancy would be an advantage)
  • Strong project management, product post-activity Play Book
  • Strong and transparent team player, able work in agile uncertain environment
  • You are a self-starter, able to work independently but able stand-in for and support colleagues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential, including proven ability to interact with senior team members
  • Firm understanding on records management
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