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Asset Management - Hong Kong Institutional Business Client Advisor - Associate

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan

Worcester, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description

In J.P. Morgan, the Wholesale KYC Operations (WKO) team plays a critical role in ensuring that as an organization, we are compliant with multiple regulations, in order to protect the bank’s reputation and financial assets.

As a KYC Analyst within the WKO team, you will adhere to the Know-Your-Client (KYC) and due diligence activities, by complying with procedures and practices stipulated by the Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) KYC policy team. You are responsible for conducting reviews of client’s KYC documentation stored in internal repositories and publicly available information, performing the necessary screening against relevant search engines and sanction lists and communicate any additional deficiencies back to the business. You will be working closely with the Middle office team to ensure KYC due diligence activities are completed on time.

Job Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Middle Office on client on-boarding / sales for required documents and sign-off
  • Timely review of client’s KYC documentation in accordance with the firms AML/KYC policies and procedures
  • Validate accuracy of data in KYC platforms and ensure completeness of document package
  • Validate all documentation uploaded into the KYC tool Complete onboarding efforts and projects to clean up data and documentation and coordinate with other areas as needed (COB, Compliance, Sales, Client Service)
  • Act as an SME and Due Diligence expert to guide Middle Office through the KYC requirements and variation of documents which may fulfil due diligence requirements
  • Conduct in-depth analysis on the ownership structure of the client on publicly available sources (not limited to company registries) or client documentation, and seek additional confirmation or approvals as required
  • Work closely with the Middle Office, to obtain all necessary supporting evidence to full KYC due diligence
  • Manage personal workload and priority items and ensure timely escalation of key risks/issues to management
  • Keep informed of any changes to processes and procedures, regulatory change and ensure open verbal dialogue with colleagues across the region
  • Identify and execute process improvements, provide guidance and support on key process and technology initiatives to the business

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years experience in financial services (KYC, client-onboarding, Audit, Control, Risk, AML, and Research)
  • Experience in client Due Diligence, risk assessment and vetting of PEP & negative news
  • Knowledge of multiple client types (i.e. Corporates, SPV, Trust, F.I.’s. etc.)
  • Working knowledge of KYC / CIP / AML rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of financial industry with in-depth expertise in various lines of business (Corporate Investment Bank and heritage lines of business)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management, organizational, relationship building skills
  • Quality client focus, strong controls mind-set and strong customer service skills(e.g. oral and written communication skills)
  • Prior experience of adhering to controls and compliance standards

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Capability in Japanese language (written and spoken) is highly preferred
  • Ability to grasp/learn concepts and procedures quickly