Associate Director- Client onboarding

Location Hong Kong City
Job-type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Contact Selene Ma
Email email Selene
Reference BQT-352854_1605589584

Our client, a top tier Chinese Investment Bank, is looking for a Associate- Client onboarding to support the institutional business. This person will reports to the Chief Operating Officer directly


  • Full responsibility and ownership of the overall implementation and navigate the firm and business partners to ensure implementation tasks and client on-boarding are completed on time and within firm's prescribed SLA and procedure.
  • Ensure timely, accurate CDD reviews and risk assessment of new accounts, existing accounts, screening of counterparties, tracking, escalation and resolution of CDD deferrals, account slated for exit.
  • Deliver on the internal customer experience while maintaining the highest standards of CDD/KYC.
  • Assist in conducting AML/CFT risk assessment reviews and communicating results to both internal and external stakeholders where applicable.
  • Handle various client checks including KYC, AML, CRS, World Check and FATCA Check.
  • Ensure full compliance of all applicable regulations, AML policies and procedures when carrying out job duties as stipulated.
  • Identify gaps and implement on-boarding controls and systems/process enhancement that are fit for purpose and will address current and future requirements in a rapidly changing regulatory environment and an evolving AML landscape, in line with industry best practices.
  • Manage audit/regulatory inspections and ensure timely closure of audit issues and regulatory findings.
  • Facilitate the development of company-wide culture of Compliance - promote ownership of front office as first line of defense through training and proactive engagement.
  • Attend KYC/AML related seminar / training and provide training to the team and other relevant parties if necessary.


  • University graduated in Business Administration, Finance or relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum 8 years' relevant experience in client onboarding/ KYC with at least 2-3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Strong and in-depth knowledge of client onboarding process, KYC, AML, documentation, regulations and market standards, having knowledge and experience on serving Brokerage and Investment banking clients will be an advantage.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Mandarin)