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Analyst/ Associate, AML Investigation, Asset & Wealth Management, Global Financial Crime Compliance

Req #: 170104751
Location: Hong Kong, , HK
Job Category: Compliance
Potential Referral Amount: 20000 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Asset & Wealth Management Overview:

J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, with client assets of $2.5 trillion and long-term assets under management of $1.3 trillion, is a global leader in investment and wealth management. Its clients include institutions, high-net-worth individuals and retail investors in every major market throughout the world. The division offers investment management across all major asset classes including equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and money market funds. For individual investors, the business also provides retirement products and services, brokerage and banking services including trusts and estates, loans, mortgages and deposits.

Business Description

JP Morgan Chase Asia regional Anti Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Team is responsible for implementation and oversight of AML and sanctions initiatives for the firm's businesses in Asia. You will expect to engage mostly with the Private Bank.

J.P. Morgan's Private Bank offers expertise across wealth management disciplines to help ultra high net worth clients advance toward their goals. Private Bank is organized in four global regions: Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States.


Job Functions

The successful candidate will be expected to perform AML investigations for the Private banking for the APAC region. The Investigator will take ownership in case investigations to identify and investigate unusual activity, ensure the firm’s global investigations standards are adhered to, form recommendations on further actions, and present findings to senior compliance members and local MLROs. The role is based within the Regional AML Investigations team.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Performing analysis on transactions to identify unusual activity and conducting research/ investigation to form recommendations on degree of suspicion in accordance to firm’s global investigations standards.
  • While training will be provided, the successful candidate will be expected to have strong AML knowledge, to be able to think 'out of the box', and be intuitive on where information can be found.
  • Presenting cases/ issues found to local MLROs in the region. To be able to argue merits of his/her recommendation, address questions and ensure all analysis performed is adequately documented.
  • Dealing on a timely basis with enquiries from Regulators, Law Enforcement Bodies and internally from the business.
  • Assisting in the implementation of global policies and procedure relating to investigations in Asia.
  • Assisting in the implementation of AML related projects.
  • Taking on team tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the Regional AML Investigations team.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.
Essential Skills/Experience:
  • Minimum 3+ years working in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) with AML knowledge in Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore. General knowledge of AML requirements globally. Experience in monitoring transactions, market surveillance and financial crime investigations will be a strong advantage.
  • Strong communication skills including English writing and speaking ability. The successful candidate may be required to participate in and present cases to peers/ senior compliance officers from other regions.
  • Strong analytical ability and logical thinking. Ability to identify issues accurately and offer solutions.
  • Strong team player and ability to work under minimal supervision. Have the initiative to find out information to substantiate an opinion.
  • As required, be able to work longer hours in and to participate in scheduled conference calls.
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered as Analyst.
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Knowledge of banking industry especially in private banking businesses will be a plus.
  • Experience in AML/ Compliance, audit, operational risk management, Financial Crime Prevention / Law Enforcement or in a similar control function.
  • Professional qualification in CAMS will be a plus.
Language requirements:

Able to speak and write in English fluently. Fluent reading/writing ability in Chinese will be a plus.
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