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Director Due Diligence, Asia Pacific

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Job Title: Director Due Diligence, Asia Pacific
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
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Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: bkinley@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

The due diligence (DD) team conducts comprehensive and discreet due diligence investigations to identify and assess business and reputational risk issues involving potential clients, partners and vendors. The Director plays a vital role in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Hong Kong Due Diligence team run smoothly. He/she will be expected to harness a working environment which encourages team work, energy and creativity. To achieve this, he/she should have strong leadership and excellent problem-solving skills along with good communication skills.
 

The DD team works closely with the Business Units, Client On-Boarding teams, Financial Crimes Group, Environmental Risk Officers etc. in the region and globally.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance of the Asia Pacific Due Diligence management to deliver an effective DD program for the firm.
  • Overall responsibility for case management and adherence to client SLAs.
  • Review regional due diligence reports prepared by the team.
  • Conduct review of information and sources for accuracy, reliability and relevance in assessing risk.
  • Work closely with Business Risk Officers, Financial Crimes Group officers and other Firm committees when a material due diligence finding has been identified.
  • Provide updates as required to senior management, global counterparts and Chief Operating Officers of Business Units within the Firm.
  • Manage, develop and implement regional policies and procedures, to ensure that the DD program is effective and compliant.
  • Manage, develop and maintain a robust due diligence vendor pool to ensure that the firm get the most comprehensive and relevant DD product at the most competitive price.
  • Continually enhance all aspects of the process to keep pace with the needs of the firm and the changes in the regulatory landscape.
  • Represent the function in all internal external audit/review/testing engagements.
  • Develop training materials related to due diligence process.
  • Assist with ad-hoc tasks given by the CSI management team.

 

Experience, Qualifications & Skills

  • More than 6 years of work experience, 5 of which should be in core Due Diligence in Asia.
  • Excellent people and communication skills in a culturally diversified environment.
  • Proficient in English and Mandarin language skills.
  • Proven track record of managing complex cases using source commentaries and field investigations.
  • Hands on experience in desktop information retrieval and knowledge of on-line databases and data mining tools.
  • Strong investigation and report writing /reviewing skills.
  • Ability to build and comply to processes with a keen eye for details.
  • Ability to deal with and articulately brief senior management on cases.

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