• Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC
  • 2019-03-19

Assistant Sanctions Manager Hong Kong - Compliance

  • Full time
  • Hong Kong
  • 19 Mar 19

Assistant Sanctions Manager Hong Kong - Compliance

Some careers have more impact than others.

If you're looking for a career where you can make a real impression, join HSBC and discover how valued you'll be.

Compliance is a global function that brings together all aspects of regulatory and financial crime risk management. Acting as risk stewards, and incorporating a range of specialist teams, we work together with the business and leverage advanced technology to help HSBC navigate a complex regulatory landscape and embed a sustainable approach to compliance risk management that supports safe growth and serves customers fairly. Compliance aspires to continuously raise the bar and set leading standards across the industry to help HSBC safeguard its customers and the communities within which it operates.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Assistant Sanctions Manager Hong Kong.

Principal responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for supporting the Senior Sanctions Manager, Hong Kong on Trade, Economic and Financial Sanctions including sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, United Nations, European Union and Treasury's Financial Sanctions, collectively referred to herein as Sanctions and global risk management framework to meet legislative and regulatory requirements on a country basis.
  • Serve as an advisory on sanctions governance and regulatory compliance risk matters, including the domestic rollout of Global Sanctions Policy, for various line of business in Hong Kong.
  • Responsible for managing sanctions compliance risk matters and mitigating controls in periodic reviews and relevant Management Reports.
  • Assist with the investigation, assessment, and escalation reporting of potential breaches or violation of economic sanctions and trade restrictions in Hong Kong.
  • Maintaining, updating and identifying enhancements for sanctions lists and controls.
  • Ensure all issues and actions have been properly documented with regards to any investigation or review.
  • Identify, assess, oversee and communicate all requirements relating to legal guidance and sanctions evasion trends in relation to risks presented through HSBC's business activities across the region.
  • Be creative and innovative in implementing policies on FCC Sanctions controls in Hong Kong



  • Experience in risk compliance roles in the financial services industry, ideally to include Sanctions experience.
  • Basic knowledge of Sanctions regulations and guidance.
  • Understanding of the HSBC Group structure, its corporate culture preferred.
  • Lateral thinker with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues.
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead change, contributing to joining up with the other teams in Risk and Business globally
  • Ability to develop practical, cost effective solutions to complex global issues

You'll achieve more when you join HSBC.

Candidate with less relevant experience or skills may be offered a lower Global Career Band than stated above.

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