Head of Compliance Singapore, State Street Global Advisors, Assistant Vice President

State Street
Not disclosed
30 Nov 2021
21 Dec 2021
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Who we are looking for

This role will provide Compliance advisory support as the second line of defense to the Singapore office of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). The individual will be reporting to the APAC Head of Compliance and be responsible to lead the local Compliance function which includes providing Compliance advice to local management, assessment of applicable Compliance risks, monitor the regulatory developments, liaison with local regulators as well as provide an independent viewpoint on Compliance Risk and escalate material matters.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the biggest asset managers in the world, that provides services to the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Head of Compliance you will

  • Provide ongoing Compliance advisory and licensing support to local senior management and business team
  • Participate in new business or financial product launch, provide Compliance advice on different new business initiative/products and conduct suitability review
  • Educate Compliance and business personal on applicable Compliance-related rules and regulations
  • Advise business personnel on the effectiveness of the design and implementation of business controls in different business lines
  • Escalate Compliance issues or concerns to the attention of senior management
  • Review marketing materials and refine the process on a risk-based approach
  • Manage key projects from the initiation and planning stages through execution and completion
  • Interact with regulatory agencies and internal/external legal staff on regulatory exams and inquiries
  • Support the continuous enhancement of SSGA’s Compliance monitoring program and risk assessment
  • Prepare/conduct and present annual and periodic Compliance program reports/reviews to satisfy clients, regulators, and internal management requirements
  • Develop, implement, and administer Compliance policies and procedures

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Strong abilities in analytical thinking, problem solving, research, and time management
  • Capable of producing high quality and/or final work product and solutions under strict regulatory or management deadlines
  • Proactive and confident in providing advice and solutions with demonstrated verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take ownership and initiative, to negotiate, influence and build consensus, and successfully navigate within a leading global financial institution

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • University degree preferably in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Law or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in the Compliance or regulatory functions at a large financial institution, preferably asset management company, or financial services regulator
  • Demonstration of sound knowledge in MAS requirements related to registered collective investment schemes and applicable regulations for investment managers
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations in South East Asia a plus
  • Good knowledge of industry best Compliance/regulatory practice, together with relevant fund management, dealing and distribution practices and procedures

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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