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Private Bank - Operational Risk - Vice President

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kowloon, Hong Kong
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

Excellent opportunity to join the private banking operational risk team in Hong Kong

Job Summary

As a Vice President within the Asia Pacific Operational Risk team, you will be responsible for supporting the operational risk function for the private banking business across Asia Pacific, which includes offices in Hong Kong and Singapore You will be a part of the Compliance, Conduct and Operational Risk (CCOR) group, maintaining oversight of the firm’s compliance, conduct, and operational risk management activities. You will be responsible for the design and execution of a comprehensive Risk and Control framework. As a second Line of Defense (LoD) function, you will proactively manage operational risk to defend the firm against the negative impacts of operational errors.

Job responsibilities

  • Support the Operational Risk function for the private banking business across APAC including offices in Hong Kong, Singapore.
  • Provide oversight to the business’ management of operational risk including reviewing and challenging risks, processes and controls identified by the first Line of Defence (LoD) and escalating where required.
  • Engage with the business to continually improve operational risk processes and business operating models, support safe business growth, and inform & influence risk-based decision making
  • Independently assess operational risks and control environments and raise issues for the first LoD to remediate where relevant. Assessments are done through quantitative and qualitative means including periodic risk assessments (at the legal entity and risk stripe levels), review of performance against Key Performance Indicators and collaborating with the CCOR Testing team to test the effectiveness of controls.
  • Provide operational risk oversight in key governance forums; escalate to regional committees and liaise with regulators as needed
  • Understand and assess key and emerging operational risks for the business regionally including staying abreast of industry news, incidents and regulatory developments to facilitate proactive risk identification and mitigation.
  • Leverage the Firmwide CCOR Management Framework to Identify, Measure, Monitor, Manage, Report and Govern Operational Risk
  • Determine the APAC regional and entity specific Operational Risk Monitoring and Testing program, and define testing approaches.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders across first, second and third LoD including engaging on the results of any monitoring and testing activities.
  • Identify and assess the Operational Risks for all new business initiatives developed by the business, including challenging the appropriateness of processes and controls, and determining pre-go live requirements
  • Provide timely and relevant information through appropriate reporting mechanisms (scorecards, dashboards, monthly management meetings). Design rich data visualizations to communicate complex ideas

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree with at least 8 years experience, in risk management, control management, product control, compliance and audit in the financial industry
  • Curiosity and an interest in understanding how businesses work and effectively manage risk
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including effective interaction with senior management
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to break down complex business processes, analyze potential risks and think outside the box
  • Able to make independent decisions and work with limited supervision while exceling in a dynamic, demanding environment
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills with the ability to drive change
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced and evolving environment

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Knowledge of Wealth Management business and products (such as fixed income and equities, deposits and banking, lending) preferred
  • Solid command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin) preferable