Anti Financial Crime- FCI Special Investigations - Assistant Vice President

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Deutsche Bank APAC
  • 26 sept. 17

Anti Financial Crime- FCI Special Investigations - Assistant Vice President

Anti-Financial Crime (AFC)
Our AFC team is responsible for protecting Deutsche Bank from financial and reputational losses incurred by financial crimes by assessing, controlling and mitigating risks. Risk types related to Anti-Financial Crime are consolidated in a comprehensive and effective risk management framework that covers Anti-Money-Laundering, Sanctions & Embargoes, Anti-Bribery & Corruption as well as Anti-Fraud & Investigations.

Position Overview

Division Overview:

Regulation, Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) protect the integrity and reputation of Deutsche Bank. They manage the Bank's risks and help to avoid unintentional rule breaches and conflicts of interest. At the same time, they also advise us on ethical conduct and governance issues and keep our organisation up-to-date on regulatory and political challenges.


Deutsche Bank (DB) is committed to the highest standards of control in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions & Embargoes, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and Anti-Fraud (collectively referred to as Anti-Financial Crime). All employees are required to adhere to these standards to protect Deutsche Bank and our reputation from those who may intend to use our products and services for illegal purposes including, but not necessarily limited to, money laundering, bribery, corruption, fraud and/or Terrorist Financing.


The purpose of the Financial Crime Investigations team is to ensure that the systems it is tasked with surveilling are at all times being used in accordance with the legal and regulatory Anti-Money Laundering framework and to escalate issues of concern to AFC Management in a timely manner. This includes the escalations from multiple areas such as BIU, ABAC, Advisory, and any Unusual Activity Reports.

As an Investigator based in Hong Kong reporting to the FCI Special Investigations Team Leader and as part of the wider APAC AFC Team, you will lead and conduct quality investigations, demonstrate a good code of conduct and uphold standards of good practice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhering to an organisational culture that places high priority on effective investigations and adherence to sound internal controls, including standards of conduct, integrity and ethical behaviour for the FCI Special Investigations Unit.
  • Acting as an AML / ATF Subject Matter Expert (SME), especially around investigations and the AML / ATF trending and typologies.
  • Resolving AML/CTF Investigations before these issues have a negative impact on the bank's financial position, reputation or become a regulatory issue.
  • Review and analyze cases to ensure that investigations are accomplished to address activity that contravene the bank's or regulatory policy. Ensure these occurrences are documented in the case for regulatory/audit level reviews.
  • Ensure the risk coverage for the bank from an AML/CTF perspective.
  • Write recommendation of SAR reports to regulatory bodies.
  • Investigate cases and associated transactions and identify potential areas of risk (financial, reputational, and regulatory) within the transactions and associated client relationship review.
  • Internet and external database searches to ensure no adverse information (RAI) is noted on the client/parties.
  • Review internal SAR escalations and fully investigate to determine if the Case requires a SAR.
  • Handle complex and confidential cases with little or no guidance.
  • Accountable to ensure the audit trail is complete for all Cases.
  • Ensure all Cases are completed within the mandated timeframe for the filing of SARs.
  • Identify current transaction typologies, keep abreast of emerging ones, and apply said typologies to the working of the cases.

You will have:
  • Bachelor's/ Master's degree in Criminology, Mathematics, Economics, Business disciplines.
  • 5-7 years of direct experience in Financial Crime, Forensics, Investigations, Regulatory or Law Enforcement preferably in the financial services industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Good at creating and delivering impactful presentations.
  • Should be able to interpret complex requirements and be a self-starter.
  • Solid project management/work flow management will be viewed positively, as will previous management experience.

You will be:
  • Able to work well within a team of investigators.
  • Displaying professional business attitude in the workplace.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to enable the building of strong, open dialogue-based relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Be action oriented with a strong focus on completing tasks with accuracy and efficiency while working independently and with minimum direction.
  • Have a proactive approach to tasks and responsibilities.
  • High energy and enthusiasm levels.
  • Have strong AFC Risk acumen.

Deutsche Bank offers a challenging and rewarding career where your contribution is valued and rewarded. We have an inclusive and friendly working environment coupled with excellent facilities and benefits.

Deutsche Bank is an equal opportunity employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best available person for a job regardless of marital status, sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, belief, race, nationality and ethnic or national origin, colour, sexual orientation or disability.