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VP / Director, Equities Operational Risk, Leading Hedge Fund

  • Design & Roll-out of Operational Risk Framework
  • Equities / Derivatives / Electronic Trading
  • Asia Focus, Open to Overseas Applicants

Our Client is a Leading International Hedge Fund and Alternative Investment Manager with a strong and growing presence in Asia. The firm is committed to developing Hong Kong as its Asia headquarter and as part of strategic expansion, a newly created role has arisen for a high-calibre Operational Risk Management professional to design and roll-out the risk framework in Asia, based in Hong Kong.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Senior member of the Global Second Line of Defence Operational Risk Management Team responsible for the design, development, roll-out and implementation of the Operational Risk Framework in Asia.
  • Take a lead role in providing oversight of Operational Risk in the Asia business with specific focus on equities, equity derivatives and electronic trading.
  • Drive and develop innovative and value-added operational risk management approach, processes and policies.
  • Assist the business on risk management activities including planning, assessment, mitigation, incident management, monitoring and reporting, risk acceptances and new business initiatives / reviews.
  • Provide firm-wide risk oversight and governance and challenge existing risk management principles and assumptions.
  • Perform independent risk assessment across the various lines of business, perform periodic review and monitoring of KRI and deliver the results and reporting.
  • As a partner to the business, identify all operational risks, assess impact, challenge incidents identified, provide remediation solutions, develop action plans and guidance to the business and functions.
  • Review, monitor and ensure adequate controls are in place for identifying and addressing risk issues according to regulatory and internal risk management requirements.
  • Provide consultative advice and recommendations to the business and functions on risk management priorities and meeting operational risk program standards while identify opportunities to influence best practices.
  • Lead and / or participate in risk management transformational projects in the region.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified ideally with relevant professional qualifications in audit, risk or compliance.
  • Min. 10 years relevant experience across operational risk management, internal control, business risk management and / or risk management consulting.
  • Strong knowledge in electronic trading, equities / equity derivatives products and trading processes.
  • Must possess experience in risk management framework / process development and implementation.
  • Good knowledge of operational risk management framework, risk identification, risk appetite and strategy, processes and controls, risk analytics and governance.
  • Familiarity to financial markets rules and regulations in Asia.
  • Ability to work independently in a global team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English.

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