Senior Manager First Line Risk
Fidelity International
Hong Kong

Department Description

This role is part of the First Line Risk function which is the business arm of our three lines of defence in FIL supporting and advising our businesses in achieving their risk and regulatory objectives.

Comprising of business and risk professionals it operates globally within our Workplace & Personal Financial Health and Investment Solutions & Services Businesses’.

The function provides proactive support and guidance to management and staff across business and operational areas, to ensure that risks are effectively identified and managed in accordance with the enterprise-wide risk management framework.

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of the Senior Manager role is to provide risk management leadership and support to the APAC business and its leadership based predominately in APAC ensuring effective risk management across all business functions in the region in accordance with Fidelity’s risk management framework and within Group Risk Appetite.

This senior manager role will form an integral part of the delivery of Risk’s value proposition and will seek to embed an exceptional risk management culture within the business.

  • This will be achieved through;
  • Pro-active, insightful and robust risk identification, review and challenge based on internal and external insight;
  • Meaningful key stakeholder engagement across the business, including Group Risk, Group Compliance and Audit;
  • A thoughtful, solutions-based and coordinated approach to challenges that are presented;
  • Striving for continuous improvement and standardisation, becoming an advocate for the adoption of risk management best practice;
  • Taking the lead from a risk management perspective in a change environment supporting the reduction in the risk profile of the firm
  • Key Responsibilities

  • Through strong stakeholder management provide risk management support and insight to the business, helping them to fully understand their risk profile;
  • Coordinate first line risk activities, both in terms of core risk programs and ad-hoc project deliverables;
  • Drive the Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) program by providing challenge and guidance to the business as appropriate, leading workshops to define and document the risk profile and control framework within the organisation;
  • Identify, assess, manage and report emerging risks. Support group wide scenario planning exercises as required and ensure that these are carried out on a timely basis;
  • Embed Enterprise Risk Management frameworks and systems within the business. Drive continuous improvement and excellence;
  • Ensure risk data is effectively captured and maintained and appropriate controls, risk appetite measures and key risk indicators (KRIs) are in place;
  • Coordinate major incident and events and ensure that appropriate escalation takes place and mitigation activities are actioned.

  • Provide analytical commentary and insight including oversight and analysis of risk event reporting;
  • Carry out risk-based reviews and provide assurance to the business, as required. Where control weaknesses or adverse customer journeys are identified recommend and track mitigation actions;
  • Provide meaningful and value-add risk and control reporting to the regional committees and senior management which includes communication on the status of key risks and their respective remediation programs in the business and regulatory initiatives;
  • Proactively challenge existing practices and recommend risk solutions in consideration of good customer journeys and outcomes;
  • Conduct active read across of issues, events and build standardisation and consistency in approach and outputs;
  • Drive risk management training and education to increase risk awareness of good risk management practices in the business.

    Experience and Qualifications Required

    Advanced Risk Management experience including relevant risk qualifications and asset management operational experience desirable

    Experience of a wide range of business areas preferred and an understanding of the end to end customer journey

    Strong detail focus, analytical and problem-solving skills

    Excellent relationship management skills

    Communicates with influence and is comfortable engaging at all levels of the organisation

    Ability to lead, inspire and energise the broader team operating within global connectivity and reporting lines

    Acts with integrity

    Demonstrates resilience, adaptability and good judgement

    Works collaboratively and leverages individual talents in support of company practices and goals

    Exhibits personal responsibility and accountability to maintain high standards by continually seeking opportunities to increase efficiency and quality of existing work processes, methods, and systems

    Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. As a privately owned, independent company, investment is our only business.

    We are driven by the needs of our clients, not by shareholders. Our vision is to deliver innovative client solutions for a better future.

    Our people are passionate, engaged, smart and curious, and we give them the independence and the confidence to make a difference.

    While we take pride in the excellence of our investment solutions and client service, we know we can always do better. We are honest, respectful and make tough calls, challenging the status quo to achieve better outcomes through innovation.

    Above all else, we always put our clients first.

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