Vice President, Financial Crime Sanctions – Hong Kong

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Vice President, Financial Crime Sanctions in Hong Kong, HK. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in Hong Kong.


Job Title : Vice President, Financial Crime Sanctions

Location : Hong Kong, HK

Job Category: Legal & Compliance



About this role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Vice President to join our established Financial Crime team based in Hong Kong. The role will be directly reporting to the Global Lead for Sanctions and will help manage and execute on the global framework for sanctions compliance. The successful candidate will need to be a subject matter expert in sanctions with strong stakeholder management skills and sanctions compliance operational experience at an investment bank or asset manager.  This role, in a high-profile area, will provide the successful candidate with exposure to senior stakeholders within BlackRock and the opportunity to contribute to shaping and growing the Sanctions program.
Key Responsibilities:

Act as primary trusted advisor to the Global Lead for Sanctions on key strategic initiatives and day to day financial crime compliance issues and escalations;
Work with the business and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate sanctions risks;
Conduct testing and validation on global sanctions procedures and controls; 
Build strong alliances with counterparties within the global financial crime team and key stakeholders, including Technology & Operations, to leverage capabilities and skills in order to drive efficiency and mitigate global sanctions risks;
Create, manage and deliver ad hoc financial crime training and awareness sessions including tailored face to face training on sanctions risk to higher risk business teams;
Deal with daily escalations of sanctions alerts associated with clients; investment management agreements (IMAs); private investment transactions and public securities trades including assessing sanctions risk and reviewing/drafting sanctions language in client contracts
Review policies and procedures to ensure they are fit for purpose and up to date;
Provide input to risk assessments on risks and controls associated with sanctions risks; Perform horizon scanning of the sanctions regulatory and legislative environment and carry out analysis of sanctions related legislative changes.


Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in sanctions compliance role in a similar position at an investment bank or asset manager;
Strong knowledge of US and UK/EU sanctions laws and application in a Global multinational firm;
Experience with application of sanctions to public securities trades and private equity investments strongly preferred;
Experience conducting desk-based testing of sanctions procedures strongly preferred;
Experience supporting the building or implementation of compliance programs, including policies and procedures;
Excellent communication skills to influence stakeholders, regularly liaise and be a point of contact for the business regarding sanctions issues and the ability to articulate complex situations;
Be solutions-orientated and use initiative;
High standard of accuracy and excellent attention to detail;
Very strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and presentations;
Proven ability to excel in a high-pressured environment;
Ability to prioritise workloads and adhere to deadlines;
Excellent organisational and self-management skills including ability to handle and address multiple enquiries within tight deadlines;
Excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong personality, combining energy, enthusiasm, resilience, tenacity and diplomacy.

Our benefits
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being.  Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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