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VP / AVP / MGR, Financial Crime Investigations (FCI), Group Wholesale Banking

Posting Date:  06-Jan-2022

Raffles Place, Singapore, SG

Company:  United Overseas Bank Limited

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

The Wholesale Bank function operates a dynamic business model that provides financial services and solutions to help our clients achieve their strategic business objectives. Our mission is to become the premier-provider of banking services and solutions for Asia-based commercial banking companies (small medium enterprises), large corporations, financial institutions as well as multinational corporations. Our coverage teams work in full alignment with specialised teams across Transaction Banking, Investment Banking, Global Markets and Group Retail to deliver seamless solutions to our clients.

Job Responsibilities

This role requires the incumbent to conduct investigations / reviews on matters of interest pertaining towards financial crimes concerns within the Group Wholesale Business segment. The incumbent will report to the Team Manager of Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI), Group Client Fulfilment and Service (CFS), Group Wholesale Banking.


In this role the primary responsibilities of the incumbent are;


  • Address and conclude financial crimes concern identified for the Wholesale Business segment
  • Ensure the timely completion of all investigations assigned, within SLA and in compliance with the guidelines issued by Group Compliance
  • Review and assess the financial crimes risk exposure of Group Wholesale Banking AML/CFT and Sanctions in relevance with Group Compliance guidelines
  • Ensure all audit findings raised are review, address and rectified accordingly
  • Review material adverse news memos and customer relationship review reports prior to escalation for Team Manager FCI and Head of AML and KYC Operations for concurrence.
  • To assist in the preparation, review, and implementation of training materials with accuracy and in sync with Compliance guidelines on financial crimes matters. Where need be, to conduct such trainings as and when required to the respective Business Units within Group Wholesale Banking
  • To work in tandem with both the Team Manager FCI and Head of AML and KYC Operations in development of the team in areas of technical and soft skills for exposure and career progression
  • Participate and represent Group CFS in any AML/CFT and Sanctions related ad-hoc projects and committees, as and when required

Job Requirements

  • Recognised degree holder with demonstrable years of relevant experience in financial crime investigations handling.
  • A strong track record in risk and regulatory matters pertaining to financial crimes risk and typologies in identifying areas or instances of potential risks and to address these concerns appropriately.
  • To demonstrate relevant experience in the management of people and relationships via past experiences with proven leadership ability a plus.
  • Able to advise senior stakeholders with great skill and level of confidence, knowledge, and stature on advice in terms of outcomes arising from investigative findings.
  • Strong at influencing thinking and behaviours align with the Bank’s commitment against financial crimes, with the highest level of integrity and the ability to balance commercial objectives with the exercise of independent and prudent judgement.
  • Able to raise sensitive or potentially contentious issues in a constructive manner to arrive at appropriate solutions
  • Self-driven and a team player with strong interpersonal skills to communicate, influence and negotiate

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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