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Research and Analytics Manager - HSBC - New York, New York

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Company: HSBC

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The Client Intelligence team is a key component of HSBC’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The purpose of this role is to provide in-depth intelligence analysis that enables HSBC to detect and assess the financial crime and reputational risks posed to the bank through its exposure to clients, industries, jurisdictions and products. Client Intelligence reports have a direct impact on all Lines of Business as well as key stakeholders across Risk and are used to inform critical business decisions across HSBC.

Impact on the Business

The role involves:

  • Dynamic management of a portfolio of Client Intelligence cases. Performing in-depth research on companies and/or individuals who are clients, prospective clients and/or connected parties by utilizing a range of internal data (e.g. transaction activity, KYC etc.) and external data (e.g. internet, media, legal, corporate and other publicly available records and databases)
  • Analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data sets to produce in-depth and high-quality written reports that provide assessments of financial crime (e.g. money laundering, bribery and corruption, fraud, tax evasion, sanctions and terrorist financing) and reputational risks.
  • Engaging with innovative intelligence analytics tools, and contributing to the enhancement of their use by FIU intelligence analysts. The role holder is responsible for the adoption of the most up to date casework methodology and to think creatively about how latest technology releases could enhance their intelligence analysis.
  • Contributing innovative ideas to streamline and enhance CI intelligence products and processes in a global, growing function which aims to be a ‘best-in-industry’ financial intelligence unit.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert, and point of contact for globally dispersed FIU colleagues, on [insert region] specific financial crime, sector, geopolitical or regulatory issues. Client Intelligence analysts must be proactive at maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the issues affecting their region.
  • The role holder must also contribute to the appropriate team culture, adhere to global FIU governance standards and FIU global strategy; be creative, positive and display an engaged approach to change. Given the evolving nature of the FIU’s work analysts must be open to feedback and new ideas.
Customers / Stakeholders
  • Understand the roles and intelligence requirements of broad business lines and functions in region, including:
  • Global Banking and Markets
  • Private Bank
  • Commercial Banking
  • Retail Banking and Wealth Management
  • Security Fraud Risk
  • Regional/Country CEOs / CROs
  • Financial Crime Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • All other investigative functions within the Bank e.g. Government liaison, AML investigation (AMLi), Financial Crime Investigation (FCI) and other relevant investigative functions.
  • External commissioners (Regulators, Law Enforcement bodies, Government agencies
  • Achieve improved knowledge of HSBC LoBs operations
  • Establish and maintain effective and collegiate working relationships with all customers/stakeholders.
  • Understand stakeholder priorities and commercial drivers. This should include product knowledge and an ability to set FIU intelligence in a commercial context.
  • Attend appropriate meetings with stakeholders as necessary.
  • Educate commissioners on appropriate intelligence requirements, timeframes, FIU tasking, intelligence collection and analysis.
  • CI casework leads to referrals to AMLi and FCI to ensure FIU casework drives appropriate risk mitigation.
  • Working collaboratively with FIU Liaison to assist burgeoning relationships with external commissioners
Leadership & Teamwork
  • Teamwork – Build the FIU
  • To help execute regional FIU and global CI strategy by consistently and dynamically responding to new requirements as they arise.
  • To train and mentor new personnel within the CI team (when appropriate).
  • To work collaboratively with all FIU staff and stakeholders, including colleagues in OI, SA, Governance, Technology and Liaison, including staff in other countries.
  • Engage with FIU colleagues on a regular basis as appropriate
  • Engage in global initiatives and calls
  • The role holder is also responsible for the adherence to a strong team culture, ensuring adherence to standards, creativity, a positive and engaged approach to change, and openness to feedback and new ideas.
  • Be a role model for FIU strategy. Act as mentor to other CI staff in FIU region and actively demonstrate HSBC core values.
  • To contribute to a dynamic and collegiate culture within [Regional / CB] CI team.
  • Effectively contribute to all operational aspects of the CI function in region, including quality control, staff development, and application of CI’s methodology internally.
  • Attend all appropriate training courses related to the role. Seek to up-skill own knowledge as well as that of colleagues by identifying and addressing training or development needs.
  • Attend all relevant internal and external meetings
Operational Effectiveness & Control
  • FIU Governance / FIU Technology – Grow and Standardize the FIU
  • Help ensure that all casework is fully compliant with existing FIU processes and overarching operating model, following all applicable guidance and training from FIU Governance and Technology.
  • Ensure that all casework uses existing FIU Technology tools appropriately and effectively.
  • Collaborate with FIU Technology to help enhance FIU Technology tools to meet CI identified capability or intelligence gaps
  • To implement the Group compliance policy locally by containing compliance risk in liaison with the Head of Group Compliance, Global Business Compliance Officer, Area Compliance Officer or Local Compliance Officer, ensuring adequate compliance resources and training, fostering a compliance culture and optimizing relations with regulators.
  • Complete other responsibilities, as assigned.
  • Casework is accurately managed and recorded using all relevant systems
  • Casework QA process is diligently adhered to
  • Reporting correctly disseminated to appropriate readership via Intralinks following Regional Head’s guidance
  • Provide proposals to FIU Governance to meet evolving CI casework requirements.
  • FIU Technology tools are used appropriately and support solicited from FIU Technology where necessary.
  • Clearly communicate CI requirements to FIU Technology team.
Major Challenges
  • The post holder needs to be extremely well organized, methodical, reliable and comfortable working in a matrixed environment. A dynamic approach is required in contributing to a CI practice that is able to provide consistent, quality reporting for a range of internal customers, as well as remaining nimble and responsive to ongoing evolutionary changes in the bank.
Role Context
  • The role is central to the development of a strong CI function in the regional FIU and in creating enhanced awareness within the region of CI’s capabilities.
  • Role holder should play a key role in the leadership team of the EU FIU in relation to development of financial crime intelligence, and in accordance with the mandate of the FIU. The role is vulnerable to regularly changing priorities, so necessitating a high degree of flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.
  • The nature of the role necessitates a close working relationship with Head of Regional FIU and Global Head of CI.
Management of Risk
  • Ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with HSBC or regulatory standards and policies; and optimize relations with regulators by addressing any issues., The physical demands/work environment described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.
  • Physical Demands/Work Environment: Very good working conditions. Little or no physical demands. Minimal handling of light materials. The physical demands/work environment described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.
  • Post holder is responsible for providing regular feedback on CI’s work Head of Regional FIU as well as the potential impact on business lines in terms of the wider financial crime risks associated with proactive and reactive cases and in relation of doing business with certain customers in the region.
  • The role holder must take account of changing economic, legal, technological and regulatory environments and adhere to all procedures and practices.
Observation of Internal Controls
  • Maintains HSBC internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators.
  • The role holder must adhere to all relevant internal controls and should be able to demonstrate a flawless track record in this area.
  • The role holder will also adhere to and be able to demonstrate adherence to internal controls. This will be achieved by adherence to all relevant procedures, keeping appropriate records and, where appropriate, by the timely implementation of internal and external audit points, including issues raised by external regulators. The role holder will implement the Global FIU Governance.

Impact on the Business

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