Associate, Enterprise Risk Management
Hong Kong, HK

About this role

BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited, a subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc., is seeking to hire an Enterprise Risk Associate primarily supporting operational and reputation risk management pertaining to the firm and funds managed for clients.

The Risk Associate will be based in Hong Kong and will be part of BlackRock’s Global Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group (RQA), which comprises approx.

260 risk professionals. The focus of the Enterprise Risk Team within RQA is on the risks that directly impact the corporate entity.

The global Operational Risk team is responsible for all aspects of operational risk, including error investigation and resolution, new product and business change risk assessments, risk reporting / analysis and the maintenance and development of the operational risk framework, including facilitation of risk and control self-assessments.

The enterprise risk function remains closely engaged with the evolving regulatory environment and supervisory expectations, to ensure that BlackRock’s internal risk and control frameworks remain consistent with these, and to co-ordinate regulatory initiatives from an RQA perspective (for example, capital and liquidity assessments).

The Enterprise Risk team works with Finance, Compliance, Internal Audit and other control-related teams to ensure an integrated, efficient and complete approach to the risks and controls of the firm from an enterprise standpoint.

Key Responsibilities :

Based in Hong Kong, the candidate will work closely with regional RQA team leaders, regional control function heads, and as well as Chief Operating Officers across the business :

  • Serve as an enterprise risk manager with stakeholders across a number of business and product areas. This includes facilitation of risk and control self-assessments and implementation of control enhancements to actively and demonstrably mitigate operational risks.
  • Leverage large datasets and analytics to identify, research and address daily exceptions in portfolios demonstrating increased operational risk.
  • Lead operating event management discussions to determine resolution and work with appropriate stakeholders to define root cause and remediation.
  • Engage business partners and senior management to leverage operational risk data and trends, for the purpose of informing business decisions, specifically the investment in technology and procedure enhancements.
  • Drive the enterprise risk framework forward by assisting with operational risk training, business engagement, and broader team-wide projects.
  • Facilitate the reputational risk assessment process, which includes ownership of the processes and tools, the review of all private investments prior to commitment and coordination of due diligence with multiple teams (Financial Crime, Legal, Portfolio Management, Sustainable Investing, Corporate Communications, Investment Risk, etc.)
  • Knowledge / Experience :

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the financial services industry. Experience working in an operational risk management role within an asset manager is preferred but not essential
  • Excellent analytical skills; critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and an ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter who is proactive and entrepreneurial; i.e. innovative and creative
  • Enthusiasm and energy combined with a clear sense of how to make it happen through teamwork, engagement and commitment
  • Willing to ask basic questions so the answer is known, not inferred or assumed
  • Good negotiation skills and ability to resolve conflict between teams or individuals so that functional / organizational objectives are achieved
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills including report and graphics creation
  • Additional Skills and Experience (A plus, but not required)

  • Experience leading large multi-faceted projects with a broad group of stakeholders
  • CFA or FRM certified
  • Solid coding and data visualization skills (SQL, R, Python, Tableau, etc.)
  • Our benefits

    To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

    About BlackRock

    BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals.

    As of September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.


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