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SVP, AML Compliance Officer, Capital Markets

Job Req ID 24742880 Location(s) Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR Job Type On-Site/Resident Job Category Compliance and Control
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Citi’s Global Legal Affairs and Compliance(GLAC) empowers and protects Citi by providing legal, compliance, investigative, and security services to our firm.  We manage compliance risk, provide legal analysis and advice, protect Citi’s people and businesses, advocate for legal and regulatory outcomes that benefit our firm and our clients, and ultimately promote behavior that is consistent with Citi’s mission and culture.

We’re currently looking for a high caliber professional to join our team as SVP, AML Compliance Officer, Capital Markets - Hybrid (Internal Job Title: Compliance Product Senior Officer - C14) based in One Bay East, Hong Kong. Being part of our team means that we’ll provide you with the resources to meet your unique needs, empower you to make healthy decision and manage your financial well-being to help plan for your future.  For instance:

Position summary:

The AML Compliance Officer is senior level position in Markets and Securities Services APAC AML Compliance Risk Management team that is responsible for identifying AML risks and working with the business and in-business risk control partners to establish internal procedures to prevent and detect money laundering and assist in matters concerning financial crimes in coordination with the broader AML team.    The position will report to and support the Markets/Securities Services ACRM Head, focusing heavily on the Markets business, in working with APAC cluster and country AMLCOs as needed to help drive global and regional AML program goals. 

In this role, you’re expected to:

  • Execute and implement firm-wide AML risk management policy and strategic processes
  • Maintain AML compliance program for the business including assessment of risks and development of policies, procedure and governance
  • Identify and assess risk, vulnerabilities and opportunities for efficient and effective coverage
  • Work within team and across business/functional line management to assess complex issues, structure potential solutions and drive effective resolution within permissible regulatory frameworks
  • Analyze data, prepare regional reports related to AML risk assessments
  • Monitor AML related issues and escalations with senior management and global partners
  • Evaluate and respond to escalated matters, further escalate as required and advise senior management on next steps as needed
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm’s reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its client and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgement regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency •

As a successful candidate, you’d ideally have the following skills and exposure:

  • Expertise of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies;
  • 10+ years of experience in AML compliance, legal or other control-related function in the financial services industry; experience with a regulatory body a plus
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills; strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions through crisp and clear messaging
  • Significant knowledge and expertise of AML regulations, risks and typologies
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex issues through root cause analysis and other analytic techniques, structure potential solutions, and drive to resolution with senior stakeholders
  • Experience with and previous exposure to internal control functions and regulators within the UK; particularly banking and AML regulators
  • Demonstrated ability and confidence to challenge business management, escalate issues and press for change
  • Comfort with creative tension across different lines of defense while maintaining professionalism and a shared goal of quality growth
  • Experience in the design and implementation of AML programs Ability to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level using sound judgment and successful execution, understanding how to operate effectively across diverse businesses
  • Strong track record of effectively assessing and managing competing priorities Experience managing diverse teams and comfort navigating complex, highly-matrixed organizations
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced Degree (e.g. JD, MBA) preferred


Job Family Group:

Compliance and Control


Job Family:

Compliance Risk Management


Time Type:

Full time


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