Senior Risk Associate, APAC Senior Risk Associate, APAC …

Pacific Focus
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 13 Feb 20
Competitive Package
Pacific Focus
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 13 Feb 20
Competitive Package
We are looking for an operational risk candidate to join an international brokerage firm. It is a 5-month maternity cover with regional exposure.


  • To support the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in managing operational risk;
  • Responsibility to support the implementation and operation of the Group’s ERMF within the region, across all risk types;
  • Provide input into the Group’s Risk Assurance Plan if required;
  • Assist in the execution of the regional risk element of the Risk Assurance Plan (including control assurance, thematic and deep-dive reviews); 
  • Assist in the input to the setting and operationalization of risk appetite;
  • Assist with ongoing monitoring of region’s risk profile against risk appetite through monitoring of performance against Risk Appetite Thresholds and related KRIs (including a review of required escalations and tracking of risk response actions);
  • Help implant Risk Management Standards in the region (controls framework and metric monitoring/escalation/reporting);
  • Participate in the Group’s risk identification and evaluation process as required;
  • Participate in the delivery of the regional risk assessment processes, including emerging risks;
  • Assist with the Risk Event Reporting process within the region;
  • Assist with the risk response process within the region, including the review, approval and tracking of risk actions and risk acceptances;
  • Help with the co-ordination of the operation of the Group’s New Business Initiative process, within the region, including the review and challenge of NBI submissions;
  • Participate in the delivery of the Group’s stress testing programme within the region, including helping with running scenario workshops if required;
  • In conjunction with the Group risk teams, help with the oversight of specialist risk areas (including technology, data management and third party risk management);
  • Help with providing ongoing risk training and business engagement within the region; 
  • Help support the operation of the GRC platform within the region; 



  • The role requires an individual with the desire to learn Risk management.
  • Willing to take a focussed responsibility such as in Front Office / Global Markets space or Middle Office or IT/Cyber Security, Finance, HR or Operations.
  • Sound judgment, desire to learn, engage with colleagues and service-oriented is important.
  • Experience in Risk Management / Audit / Consulting / IT / Front Office (Traders assistant) / Middle Office / Finance / Compliance desired
  • At least 3-4 years of experience desired