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Posting Date:  16-Oct-2021

Raffles Place, Singapore, SG

Company:  UOB Asset Management Ltd

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

UOB Asset Management is a leading Asian asset manager with award-winning investment expertise in fixed income and equities. Headquartered in Singapore, we offer global investment management expertise to individuals, institutions and corporations from a regional network spanning Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and beyond. Our comprehensive product suite includes innovative solutions covering retail unit trusts, exchange-traded funds and customised portfolio management services.

Job Responsibilities

Established in 1986, UOB Asset management (UOBAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank, is the Asian asset manager in the region with award-winning investment expertise across different asset classes. UOBAM is headquartered in Singapore and has an extensive presence in Asia with regional business and investment offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan and Japan. Our network also includes UOB Islamic Asset Management. We have strategic alliances with UTI International (India) and Wellington Management Singapore, as well as a joint venture Ping An Fund Management Company in China. We invite dynamic and highly motived individuals with good qualifications to join us as Operational Risk Manager.

Key Responsibilities

This role will be part of the Risk Management unit and the successful candidate will join the Operational Risk team which reports to the Head of Risk and Management. The candidate will be responsible for providing operational risk monitoring, reporting and oversight within UOBAM Group. In this role, you will also be expected to assist in identifying and evaluating the risks and developing effective risk management framework, guidelines, procedure and process, to facilitate efficient and effective risk monitoring, reporting and communication.

Key responsibilities of this position are as follows:

•    Work closely with UOB Group Operational Risk Management (“GORM”) to ensure compliance with UOB Group policies and on various operational risk related initiatives;
•    Ensure adequate end-to-end processes are in place to perform operational risk monitoring and reporting;
•    Oversee and perform annual Key Risk Control Self-Assessments exercise;
•    Monitor and report on Key Operational Risk Indicators;
•    Review incident reports and ensure all incidents are reported timely to GORM. Identify root-cause of incidents and ensure all action plans are closed and effectively prevent future occurrence; 
•    Work closely with business units on outsourcing arrangements’ reviews which are conducted in accordance with group policy and MAS Guidelines on Outsourcing; 
•    Engage and work closely with business units on Non-Outsourcing risk management, including due-diligence, in accordance with Group Third Party Non-Outsourcing Policy & Guidelines; 
•    Prepare Operational Risk reporting and analytics to Risk Committee meetings; 
•    Provide oversight on Business Continuity Management and Business Impact Analysis for UOBAM subsidiaries;
•    Work in close collaboration with various business units to promote a strong “risk aware” culture throughout UOBAM Group; 
•    Facilitate effective risk communication to UOBAM subsidiaries and to UOB Group.

Job Requirements

•    Degree holder with minimum of 2 – 5 years working experience in the fund management/ banking/ insurance industry as an operational risk analyst/ manager or internal auditor;
•    Familiar with front to back office processes and controls;
•    Proactive, curious and always like to find out why and be able to conduct root cause analysis and have the courage to challenge process/ framework;
•    Be able to work well under pressure and tight deadlines;
•    Meticulous, analytical, able to work independently; 
•    A good team player who is able to effectively interact with various business units;
•    Possess the ability to kick-start and see-through process improvement initiatives so as to enhance work efficiency and productivity;
•    Good written and presentation and strong interpersonal skills are essential;
•    Previous experience with BWISE GRC system will be an added advantage;
•    Programming knowledge and strong Microsoft excel skills are preferred

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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