The main function of the role will to be to provide support to the APAC Regional Chief Risk Officer and the groups under the APAC Regional Risk framework, including : Credit, Market, Liquidity, Operational, Compliance Financial Crime, Model and Reputational Risk.
A key focus of this position is coordinating Risk Oversight across all key Risks Types, focusing on (but not limited to) Financial Risk Management and broader Risk Initiatives across more than a dozen (12) markets and twenty (20) legal entities in APAC with US based and Regional Risk and Business leaders
This position could be based in either Hong Kong or Singapore
Act as trusted advisor to the Head of Risk Oversight and RCRO APAC
Work with Head of Risk Oversight and the Risk leaders to create and maintain a comprehensive strategic plan for the group’s activities, and lead initiatives to enable its implementation
Support proactive engagement with Line of Business stakeholders, APAC
Regional Risk Heads, Corporate & Investment Banking Risk function and Enterprise Functions, focusing on understanding the needs of the Business (as they pertain to the risk functions) and creating appropriate strategic solutions
Support Risk and Business Projects by providing and coordinating IRM input, oversight and credible challenge (as appropriate)
Supports initiatives and Enterprise wide Projects for the Risk group, tracking of project deliverables and tasks with a high degree of understanding of highly complex processes and systems and their interdependencies, and regulatory and internal control requirements
Supporting Country / Legal Entity Risk Officers across APAC to ensure Regional IRM Coverage Model executed effectively
Providing a holistic perspective, technical oversight and support in areas such as Credit portfolio management, ALM risk, Model risk, IFRS9
Driving and coordinating Regional Stress Testing across multiple risk stripes and LoBs
Assist with managing Risk Stripes that are covered directly by RCRO, as required - Model Risk, Strategic Risk, Reputational Risk and Emerging Risk.
Seeks to drive a holistic approach and efficiencies across all risk stripes and effective management across all regional committees and forums focusing on Branch Management and Control Committees and various risk councils
Conducting deep dives into specific areas of focus based on Risk and Regulatory priorities
Conduct an ongoing operational review of the risk policies and practices, including the continuous identification and implementation of process and system improvements.
Consistently communicate the Risk vision and objectives to the Risk groups and provide direction and leadership as needed
Market Skills and Certifications
Experience of more than 7 years in Risk Management experience across APAC, from a similar role
Holistic Risk Management experience covering Credit, Market, ALM and Liquidity Risk Management across multiple areas within Wholesale Banking and Markets
Hands on understanding of Risk Analytics
Experience in capital markets, asset management and / or lending businesses
Able to execute large complex initiatives in a large corporate environment, while effectively partnering with others.
Creative and strategic thinking skills, including the ability to analyze business issues and identify key risks / mitigating controls, combined with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
Highly developed interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate effectively with both the line of business and technical Team Members
Exceptional organizational, analytical and documentation skills.
Working knowledge of the US and APAC / International wholesale banking regulatory environment a distinct advantage
Ability to manage many competing projects effectively for on-time delivery
University Degree in Quantitative or Risk discipline
Self-starter and able to recognize opportunities for improvement and to act on those opportunities.