Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN], Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.
For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We're currently looking for qualified candidate to join our team as:
Institutional Business Risk Manager
This role could be either based in Hong Kong or Singapore
This role is part of the International Business Development Group (IBDG), supporting the International Advisory Services (IAS) division of Franklin Templeton Investments. The role is within the Sales Compliance team in IBDG, whose primary responsibility is to manage projects and support efforts that embed a compliance culture into the daily activities of the IAS Sales organization, ensuring that the policies and procedures, risk management and business compliance programs are sufficient.
This role will oversee the Sales Compliance efforts for IAS' Institutional business channel across EMEA, APAC and Americas. This role also will oversee all Sales Compliance efforts for the APAC region (Greater China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Korea etc).
IAS Business Compliance
Manage regulatory or corporate policy changes that impact IAS from an APAC and Institutional perspective. Represent business stakeholders and work with Legal/Compliance to determine impact. Develop and implement actions for regulatory changes and internal policy changes affecting Institutional Sales and Marketing activities.
Manage projects to maintain or establish adequate controls for APAC and Institutional business activities.
Support IAS Institutional Efforts
Evolve the role to meet IAS Institutional Sales Compliance needs.
SSAE Internal Controls Report: oversee annual initiative to produce internal controls reports for separate accounts, working with cross-functional project team and external partner PWC.
Oversee procedures for International Separate Accounts (ISA) AML through KYC, Risk Assessment review and ongoing AML reporting. Leverage IAS and MLRO relationships to create a more efficient ISA AML process.
Institutional Policy and Procedures: Review framework for global Institutional procedures across IAS Institutional; determine future needs for maintenance and implement.
APAC Sales Compliance
Manage projects as needed to meet regulation/policy changes in APAC region and countries
Support Global Risk Management Framework through the APAC RMC and identifying areas of business risk in APAC and manage projects in order to mitigate risks.
Leverage cross-functional work being done in other departments and regions and apply appropriately. Partner with other Shared Services groups with an eye towards multi-use initiatives or best practices. Includes participation in global communication forums.
Build / Maintain Internal Relationships to provide value-added business support
Establish and maintain key relationships with APAC and Institutional IAS Senior Management in order to provide value-added support, championing business initiatives and representing APAC and Institutional Sales and Marketing perspectives.
Build key partnerships across levels and functions to gain from their perspectives and cultivate communication. Partner with others inside and outside IAS to achieve common goals and foster an environment of teamwork and cooperation.
Promote ideas persuasively and generate consensus by negotiating win/win solutions, especially between IAS and Compliance/Legal.
Manage Performance by creating successful working relationships, provide direction, motivate and manages staff towards the broader department's performance goals/expectations. Manage planning and prioritization. Monitor and guide staff in completion of strategic or complex projects.
Create Customer Focus by ensuring employees make internal and external customer service a top priority.
Drives for Results by ensuring staff consistently produce superior results.
Delegate work through structuring workload to most effectively get work done through others.
Resolve issues by finding solutions to all issues raised, given experience and understanding of the IAS business, market, regulatory environment and global context.
Ideal candidates will have:
Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Finance or Marketing is preferred
Minimum 8 years' experience in financial services with solid experience in a project management capacity desired. Experience in asset management compliance is required. Sales and/or marketing experience is highly desirable
Solid knowledge of both the industry and the regulatory compliance environment across the APAC region.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail, problem solving, project management and organizational skills.
Self-starter and comfortable to be proactive in identifying areas of need within the business and implementing measures
Ability to work effectively in a team and be comfortable in a "virtual" team setting
Detail-oriented with strong supervisory, organizational and time management skills
Ability to present recommended solutions that are align with organizational objectives.
Strong analytical skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines and make sound decisions under pressure.
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.
Please apply via the below website with full resume, including present and expected salaries and notice period by 5 June 2017.