Corporate Banking Relationship Associate - 6 month contract

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • 16 Apr 18 2018-04-16

Great opportunity to join our Corporate Banking team working closely with the business. KYC experience a must.

About Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

The Role

The mission of Corporate Banking Group (CBG) is to provide financial services to existing Wells Fargo's customers with international financial service needs.  Our focus is on delivering value to high quality corporate and Commercial Banking customers with cross-border financial needs.  Primary services are Lending/Loans, Trade Finance, Treasury Management, and Foreign Exchange. 

The successful candidate serves as key support for a rapidly growing Lending and Trade Services portfolio. The candidate is expected to assist with day-to-day maintenance of the existing portfolio and new business which requires strong Compliance, Loans Admin and Trade services experience. The successful candidate is also expected to be heavily involved in new projects (including migration, portfolio moves/exits, statistics, database maintenance, and financials).

The primary areas of responsibility are as follows:
•Conduct Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Know Your Client (KYC) verification checks of new and existing clients, in accordance with federal, state, agency, legal and regulatory guidelines, as required.
•Assist business partners in collecting information and documentation from clients, to ensure compliance with relevant AML laws, rules and regulations.
•Investigate the client’s background utilising internal and external systems, in order to identify ultimate beneficiaries and possible Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) for KYC and risk management purposes.
•Ensure documents provided in local language are appropriately translated, with local and translated documents both saved on the client’s files.
•Liaise with the business or operational teams, as needed, in order to provide the client with a clear understanding of firm and regulatory requirements.
•Act as first point of contact for AML, KYC or other Compliance related matters, as needed.
•Keep abreast of regulatory changes, policies and procedures, in order to ensure all clients satisfy regulatory and internal requirements.
•Monitor on-going compliance of each transaction i.e. prepare post booking documentation and monitor any covenants, as needed.
•Actively support the Customer Support Manager for our clients’ credit and non-credit needs (Customer Due Diligence, Loan Documentation, Trade Services/Finance, Account Openings including Pricing where required, and coordination of internal operations and external support tasks). This will involve interacting closely with the relationship managers, referring offices primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore and in the United States, internal product partners, other members of the office (e.g., Legal, Compliance, Risk, Tax, Operations, Finance), and clients to deliver results in a timely manner.
•3 years of solid Client On-Boarding; Anti Money Laundering; Relationship Support or Compliance experience, where they have gained a solid understanding of AML laws, rules and regulations in APAC; some knowledge of the global AML regulatory environment would be a plus.
•Candidate must be a proactive, enthusiastic, energetic and positive-thinking team player with a track record of excellence.
•Excellent English verbal and written (including email and PowerPoint) communication skills. Mandarin skills are a plus but are not essential.
•Candidate must have ability to work independently, possess excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently; adapt to change and work processes accordingly.
•Self-starter, ability to multi-task and prioritize and meet deadlines with strong attention to detail. Organized, meticulous, keen to learn, and commercially astute.
•Able to work independently, take pride and ownership in assigned tasks.
•Experience and facility reviewing and analyzing quantitative and financial data. Dexterity manipulating and analyzing data in Excel.
•Build key relationships and internal partners and external customers, therefore must be a team player and enjoy supporting and achieving team goals.
•Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.