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Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a global reach with operations in about 50 countries and employ more than 45,000 people from over 150 different nations. Embodying entrepreneurial spirit, Credit Suisse delivers holistic financial solutions to our clients, including innovative products and specially tailored advice. Striving for quality and excellence in our work, we recognize and reward extraordinary performance among our employees, provide wide-ranging training and development opportunities, and benefit from a diverse range of perspectives to create value for our clients, shareholders and communities. We are Credit Suisse.
We Offer APAC Politically-Exposed Person ("PEP") Desk is a risk specialty desk in APAC Compliance Operations. Its primary responsibility is to ensure consistent management of PEPs (review and approval) across divisions, markets and legal entities by means of a defined PEP Risk Appetite based on an underlying PEP Risk Scoring Model.
We are a department that values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and are committed to realizing the firm's D&I ambition, which is an integral part of our cultural values.
In this role, you would work within the APAC PEP Desk to execute PEP controls across 12 APAC locations for Private Banking and Investment Bank business- lines, and reporting into Head of APAC PEP Desk.
Execution of Compliance Operations' Global mandate
Identify, mitigate, monitor and report compliance risks through the following activities:
Review PEP classification and approval requests submitted by Front Office
Record and manage PEP-relevant key information in a centralized PEP repository
Review and, where necessary, challenge the PEP risk assessment submitted by Front Office to ensure consistent management of PEPs across divisions, markets and legal entities
Advise Front Office and Control Functions on PEP risks throughout client lifecycle
B. Regulatory Developments, Policies and Procedures
Work with Global PEP Desk and FCC colleagues and update local compliance procedures and manuals to ensure PEP controls are executed to align with policy and/or APAC regulatory requirements
Work with Global PEP Desk and Compliance Operations colleagues to ensure control alignments across business-lines and locations
Identify, coordinate, undertake or lead projects as needed to improve process and update compliance procedures
Align and coordinate with CCO colleagues and other control groups; for example Internal Audit and CRO
Any other tasks assigned by the Manager or Department Head
Understand the value of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment, realize their full potential and can bring their full, authentic selves to work.
Experience in FCC risk assessments and understanding of enhanced due diligence requirements with respect to PEPs
At least 3 year of solid AML track record with Investment or Private Banks
Bachelor of Law / Accounting / Business / Economics / Finance and related academic qualification
Proficient in in AML/CFT regulations and requirements in Asia-Pacific countries, notably Singapore, Hong Kong and international AML standards (FATF, Wolfsberg)
Detail oriented, with research capability to examine individuals' public appointments and roles, as well as potential political, reputational, and PEP risks.
Outstanding interpersonal communication skills in order to present fact findings and recommendations
Solution driven approach with outstanding problem solving skills and can think out of the box
Proactive and self-starter with can-do spirit
Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.