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Compliance - AML Compliance Director - ED - Shanghai

Job Description

Purpose of position:     

Responsible for AML matters affecting the relevant business for China.  The position will assist in protecting the reputation of the firm, by overseeing and implementing an AML program that manages AML risks, complies with applicable group policies, standards and local laws and regulations. This will help to prevent the firm from being used by money launderers and terrorists and incurring criminal or regulatory sanctions.


  • Oversight of the AML program across China entities.  Including insuring that the AML Program is kept up to date and implemented accordingly.
  • Evaluate and monitor existing procedures and develop new procedures, systems and controls to minimise the risk of the firm being used for financial crime and ensure the business is compliant with current anti-money laundering requirements.
  • Lead the project to ensure Compliance with the China AML/CTF Law and regulations. Create an effective  AML Program.
  • Monitor new laws and regulations and contribute to new consultation papers as and when they arise.
  • Provide guidance and advice to the business on their responsibility for complying with all relevant China AML Laws, Rules, Regulations and Group policies.
  • Delivery of the AML training program.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments for smooth and successful onsite regulatory onsite inspections, visits and prudential meetings.
  • Delivery of a robust monitoring and surveillance program covering the relevant units to ensure identification of suspicious activity.
  • Become a key member of the regional AML compliance team, working with on global and regional initiatives such as risk assessments and training.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Compliance, LIB, establish and maintain strong regulatory relationships with PBOC, CBRC and other regulators.
  • Prepare AML reporting metrics for senior Compliance and firm management committees and boards.
  • Partner with the Line of Business compliance officers and Branch Compliance Officers to ensure they understand the AML obligations for the business/location they support.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will be required to support the wider China and Asia Pacific Compliance function as and when required for example on regulatory investigations and other cross business and function projects.


  • University degree in law, accounting, business or related discipline.


  • Minimum 6-8 years of related experience with banking compliance.
  • An expert on the China AML/CTF regulatory requirements is preferable


  • Expert technical knowledge of China AML/CTF Law
  • Strong client focus in terms of developing and maintaining productive relationships with key internal clients across all levels but particularly with senior management.
  • A solution driven approach, with exemplary problem solving skills.
  • Ability to drive and manage the productive and professional regulatory relationships.
  • Achievement driven – seeks to continually deliver excellence to internal clients through focus on outcomes.
  • Ability to deliver results/meet deadlines under pressure and deal with motivated and driven bankers.
  • Ability to priorities.
  • A team approach to the workplace with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Good analytical ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Req #: 160020355
Location: Shanghai, 31 CN
Job Category: Compliance
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 15000 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

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