Job Description: About Bank of America Merrill Lynch:
Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 40 countries. In the U.S alone, we serve almost all Fortune 500 companies and approximately 59 million consumers and small-business customers. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.
Connecting Asia Pacific to the World Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 23 offices in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region's leading financial services companies. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to actively promote an inclusive work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to the growth of our business. Each of our global Employee Networks bring together employees, create dialogue and awareness in support of our Diversity and Inclusion.
Position Description The Anti-Money Laundering Operations (AML Ops) team performs AML Know Your Client/Client Due Diligence (KYC/CDD) for Global Banking and Markets clients of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The team covers new client onboarding, expansion, refresh (periodic review) as its core activities. Additionally the team also covers internal/external audits, remediation of AML KYC/CDD of bank clients. The team covers 12 APAC jurisdictions, EMEA, US & Canada. Reviewing accuracy of documentation, screening, obtaining approvals from Compliance and Business are some of the high level activities involved in the process. Additionally, supporting audits (internal/external), acting as liaison between Compliance and the wider team, etc. are also expected
Assume the role of Subject Matter Expert (SME) within AML Ops
Understand AML/KYC CDD Policies & processes
Process simplification & Improvement
Work and manage assigned Risk related remediation efforts
Liaise with internal departments to support KYC issues
Involvement in ad hoc projects for new processes or industry initiatives
Participate in Remediation, internal/external Audits
Point of contact for Business & Management when matters require attention
Metrics Reporting & Support creation of key business metrics
Experience in similar role (preferred)
Control focused mindset and good understanding of regulatory and reputational risks - (knowledge of Asia Regulators' AML requirements a plus)
Excellent communications skills and ability to present to an audience.
Ability to work under pressure in a team environment.
Ability to liaise with all levels of the firm and people with different experiences and backgrounds.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer