Head of Products - HSBC Insurance
HSBC Group
Hong Kong, China


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HSBC Insurance provides a comprehensive range of life products and services to suit the every possible need of our personal, commercial, corporate, institutional and private banking customers.

As a leader in new life insurance business and Hong Kong’s largest administrator of retirement schemes, the business serves this diverse client portfolio from its management offices in Hong Kong and through a wide network of banking, consumer finance and insurance subsidiaries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

We are currently seeking an experienced professional to join our team in the role of Head of Products.

Principal responsibilities

  • Define and deliver Product Strategy implementation across the Company.
  • Develop a strategy which takes into account the diversity of segments and channels through the design of products fit for segment and sales process
  • Lead Country team to execute on-going product development, design, pricing, profit testing, management, monitoring of metrics and agreed risk capital to ensure the group’s risk appetite and financial targets are delivered
  • Responsible for the 1st Line of Defence in respect of manufacturing activity : Responsible for the Pricing (in both deterministic and economic framework), Insurance Risk management of all products to comply with Risk Appetite, Profitability target and Capital plan, responsible for the Operational Risk of his / her activity
  • Responsible for the managing of the different existing products and identifying / launching initiatives to monitor risks / FVE and within market to drive sales, penetration, and PBT.
  • Manage day-to-day product management responsibilities and actions including GL16 annual statements and re-projection letters, tranche levels and appetites, fund switches etc.
  • Work closely with CIO to ensure, when appropriate, the adequate Asset mix and hedging strategy to be agreed by the ALCO
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with 2nd Line of Defence to strengthen our control and defence mechanism
  • Source and agree required GI product solutions via the EDA Partner as agreed with the Head of Partnerships
  • Work with Customer and Distribution roles to support multi-channel as required in terms of products.
  • Coordinate product planning, performance monitoring and reporting requirements with Global team
  • Work with COO, customer strategy and distribution to define for each product the required insurance process to support insurance product solutions relative to each customer segment to ensure that the product features are fit for each considered channel
  • Contribute to Annual Operating Plan targets by setting - and managing to - clear goals and metrics in coordination with Finance and Planning
  • Responsible for maintaining Market Intelligence to understand Market trend and Competitor’s Innovation in products
  • Be creative to deliver solution in anticipation of market level customer needs / trends for Insurance
  • Meet all regulatory and HSBC global standards requirements related to products.
  • Requirements

  • Degree graduate with multiple years of experience in product development, risk management from an insurance capacity
  • Proven record in innovation and finding solutions, exposure to Market consistent capital framework
  • Solid P&L experience and proven record in managing cross-functional teams
  • Results orientated with proven track record, self-directed, change leader, high energy and strong execution capabilities
  • Bottom line orientated, Strategic thinker with strong customer centric, analytical and innovation mind set
  • Strong communication skills, good team player and stakeholder management
  • The chosen candidate for this role will be required to undergo enhanced vetting. Subject to local laws, this will require the individual to satisfactorily pass a series of additional checks as part of the recruitment process and on an ongoing basis, if appointed to the role.

    HSBC Group reserves its position with regard to any steps which it may take in relation to any material adverse findings which arise either when the checks are originally completed, and / or if relevant, on an ongoing basis.

    For more information about the enhanced vetting for this role please contact the recruiter for this role.

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