Director, ALCO & Balance Sheet Optimisation, Regional Treasury GCNA
Standard Chartered Bank
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Asia

The Role Responsibilities

This role is responsible for the smooth functioning of GCNA RALCO & HK ALCO ( ALCO ) in support of the business strategy whilst ensuring governance, regulatory and group requirements are met.

In addition, the individual in this role would work closely with various stakeholders such as balance sheet optimisation team, business finance team and help to deliver various balance sheet optimisation initiatives as directed by the committees.


  • Partner with the businesses to ensure balance sheet resources are suitably / optimally deployed to support our clients
  • Work with committee stakeholders to formulate balance sheet strategy and drive optimisation initiatives
  • Balance between business objectives / returns and maintaining a strong liquid balance sheet in line with Group policy, PRA regulations and local country regulations
  • Help to direct strategic projects where needed, particularly those that have a broad impact to the bank’s balance sheet
  • Business

  • Establish appropriate balance sheet information to aid the business in decision making and the provision of insights
  • Facilitate the execution of bank-wide and / or cross-functional balance sheet related business initiatives
  • Advise the business on capital and liquidity topics and appropriate positioning to aid our client franchise
  • Help to facilitate several working groups as appointed by ALCO to address strategic issues that impact the balance sheet
  • Working together with BSO team, ensure the effective implementation of FTP for HK and the allocation of intragroup resources within GCNA
  • Processes

  • Provide support to ALCO which includes ancillary processes around the reporting, collation and review of relevant materials
  • Ensure balance sheet reporting and forecasting is timely, accurate and meets stakeholder requirements
  • Coordinate between the business & functions to ensure committee actions are executed
  • Ensure robust process controls are in place in line with the operational risk framework and BCBS239 principles
  • People and Talent

  • Execute on the people agenda to ensure appropriate succession planning and strong staff engagement
  • Promote the development of our talent by fostering a strong learning culture
  • Risk Management

  • Support the committees, Regional Treasurer and HK / Asia CFOs on the oversight of Capital and Liquidity Risk management
  • Governance

  • Manage the agenda for ALCO committees and ensure appropriate governance around the management of the balance sheet
  • Ensure the effective implementation of the overall Capital & Liquidity Risk Type Framework in collaboration with the respective subject vertical teams
  • Maintain robust governance documentation such as the Country Balance Sheet Manual and relevant policies / standards
  • 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 ALCO team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Key Stakeholders

  • GCNA RALCO & HK ALCO members & invitees including CEO, CFO, CRO and Business Heads
  • Asia CFO / HK CFO
  • Regional Treasurer GCNA
  • GCNA & HK and Treasury Market Heads and their teams
  • Country Business finance teams, senior Treasury / Finance management including Group Capital, Liquidity and Finance Heads
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Sound understanding of balance sheet management, oversight and control frameworks.
  • Strong grasp of consumer and commercial banking products including derivatives and fixed income
  • Analytical inquisitive nature and sharp business acumen, the ability to assess risk and appropriate levels of return and thereby optimise business performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, given the need to deliver consistent and compelling messages to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong people management & development skills
  • Academic degree from a well-recognised institution.
  • Knowledge of the Basel regulatory environment and requirements, as well as, ideally, knowledge of regulatory requirements in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and / or Korea
  • About Standard Chartered We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other.

    We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you.

    You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

    Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours.

    When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we :

  • 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
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • 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
  • Time-off including annual, parental / maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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    If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process. Visit our careers website


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