Associate Director, Regulatory Solutions Associate Director, Regulatory Solutions …

Fidelity International
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 Sep 21
Fidelity International
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 Sep 21
Fidelity International

About Fidelity International

Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.56 million customers globally. As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $783.6 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals.

Our Workplace & Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance. Together with our Investment Solutions & Services business, we invest $567 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more. We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.

We are committed to being a truly flexible employer, encouraging and trusting our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our business, our colleagues and our clients. We offer the maximum possible flexibility over where and when you work for all, considering your role and any local regulations. We call this new approach “dynamic working”.

Find out more about what we do, our history, our new approach of “dynamic working“ and how you could be a part of our future at

Our Values

Integrity - Doing the right thing, every time and putting the client first

Trust - Empowering each other to take the initiative and make good decision

Our Behaviours

Our employees should be:

Brave - Challenge the status quo, be accountable and speak up

Bold - Act with conviction, encourage diverse thinking and keep things simple

Curious - Learn to do new things in better ways and encourage fresh thinking

Compassionate - Have empathy, care for colleagues, clients and the community

Department Description

This role is part of the newly formed Regulatory Solutions function, which is part of the Business Arm of our three lines of defence at Fidelity International (FIL), supporting and advising our businesses in achieving their regulatory change objectives. Comprising of business, regulatory and risk professionals, it operates globally within our Workplace & Personal Financial Health and Investment Solutions & Services businesses. FIL is focused on providing the best and most innovative investment services and products, and the Regulatory Solutions function plays a vital role in this.

The function provides proactive support and guidance to the business and operational functions globally, to ensure that regulatory solutions are developed and risks identified and managed in accordance with enterprise-wide strategic objectives. The Regulatory Solutions function is crucial to the development of an effective regulatory change management culture within the business, with a diverse portfolio within its global remit in an ever-changing risk and regulatory landscape.

Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Head of Regulatory Solutions, the role will be responsible for providing analysis, assessment and documentation for large, complex regulatory and governance initiatives, following output from horizon-scanning activity by our Compliance teams. Your focus will be on creating solutions for the business which best integrate the need to meet regulatory requirements with the needs of our clients and our business. The role holder will conduct analysis and solution development for specific programmes, proactively seeking resolutions to risks or issues that could impact project delivery. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the impact of regulatory initiatives on the financial services industry and impacting business functions, working closely with other business areas, such as Business Change and our General Counsel function (Risk, Compliance, Legal and Public Policy), to collaboratively deliver regulatory change programmes.

Key Responsibilities

Provide regulatory analysis and document requirements for regulatory initiatives following output from horizon scanning activity
Takes the lead with complex and/or large global regulatory initiatives
Conduct business impact analysis to support solution development for both core programmes and ad-hoc project deliverables, aligning them with strategic objectives and business as usual activities
Produce and manage plans and timelines associated with the analysis of initiatives
Report progress of initiatives, as well as identify and seek resolutions to risks or issues to support project delivery
Provide regulatory expertise and knowledge to the business
Seek appropriate advice from our General Counsel functions for interpretation of requirements when developing solutions
Creation and maintenance of a Regulatory Traceability Matrix throughout lifecycle of programme
Be a champion of good process design and support customer focused development on all projects
Supports business briefings in conjunction with our General Counsel functions to inform of upcoming changes
Create solutions alongside the Business, General Counsel and other relevant functions for regulatory programmes that come under the responsibility of the team
Analyse feasibility of possible solutions using process and journey mapping to highlight and define solutions
Interact with all relevant business functions and develop an understanding of each impacted area to develop appropriate solutions
Hand off to Change Groups for delivery, ensuring the integrity of the agreed solution throughout the project and providing post-implementation assurance

Experience and Qualifications Required

Outstanding technical knowledge of the regulatory environment and its impact on asset management businesses
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Flexibility of thinking and an ability to analyse and distil complex information quickly
Experience working on large and complex regulatory initiatives in the financial services industry, with a strong understanding of their impact on investment managers and platforms
Ability to provide detailed process analysis and documentation
Demonstrable project and process expertise or experience working directly as a business analyst
Experience communicating with senior stakeholders, as well as confident verbal and written communication skills
Outstanding influencing skills and comfortable operating at senior levels of an organisation
Strong sense of ownership with ability to work on challenging issues and overcome constraints and obstacles  
Self-motivated, proactive, organised and able to use initiative and prioritise in a multi-task environment with experience of working within an international company
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including data analysis/manipulation in MS Excel

Further desired attributes

Recognised professional Legal, Compliance, Business or Regulatory Analyst qualifications

Company Overview

Great minds, better together.

Fidelity International is an equal opportunities employer and is commited to a policy of treating all its employees and job applications equally.

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