Head of Operational Risk (First line of defence)

  • Highly competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • The SR Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd , EA Licence No: 17S8475
  • 15 Jun 18 2018-06-15

I am currently recruiting a Head of Operational Risk (First line of defence) opportunity for an international asset manager in Hong Kong. This is a high profile role to manage and lead operational risk activities for business operations, and will play an important role in embedding risk culture in the region. You will be a trusted partner to heads of the business units and drive implementation of the operational risk framework.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead all first line operational risk activities in APAC for business operations, working with the senior management team to provide risk advice and guidance
  • Deliver risk & control self-assessments (RCSAs) by providing challenge and guidance to the business
  • Identify and manage emerging risks in the first line of defence, leading operational risk workshops and scenario exercises
  • Provide insightful risk reporting to the business heads and group risk teams, including status on key risk issues and remediation planning
  • Develop excellent partnerships with the key stakeholders in the business
  • Challenge business processes and activities, and recommend risk solutions
  • Support risk management training and education to increase risk awareness

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in business, finance or related discipline (or equivalent)
  • 7+ years’ experience in a risk management role for financial services (investment banking or asset management), preferably within a first line of defence function (operational risk or risk and control or operations risk)
  • In depth knowledge of the operations business, including processes and controls
  • Excellent understanding of products, processes and control within financial services
  • Excellent communication skills

For a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities, please contact David Richardson on +852 2973 6333 or davidrichardson@taylorroot.com