Job ref no.: CT3115703-01#1519

Analyst V Sanctions and Trade Finance Advisory, Regional Financial Crime Unit, APAC

Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch


Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth.
The Regional Financial Crime Associate, APAC has responsibility for the region in
assisting the Regional Head of Financial Crime Unit (FCU) in maintaining the
SG Group FCU Policy standards (mainly AML, KYC, Sanctions); ensuring SG Group remains regulatory compliant in all FCU related matters.

In particular, the post holder will be one of the subject matter experts within FCU’s Sanctions and Trade Finance Advisory team providing expert advice to the business lines and support functions on a day-to-day basis.

The post holder is also expected to proactively implement policies and procedures, keep senior management informed of financial crime related matters and risks in a timely manner, contribute to the training and awareness program, conduct on-going review of the adequacy and effectiveness of the financial crime control framework, and undertake ad hoc projects to enhance on an ongoing basis the Compliance program.


  • Liaison with Business Lines, KYC Team and other relevant departments to provide in a timely manner Compliance opinions in relation to (i) proposed transactions (including trade finance transactions, syndicated loans, debt issuances, advisory mandates etc.) and (ii) onboarding and regular reviews of customers with higher sanctions / AML risks
  • Provide advice in relation to the inclusion of compliance clauses in legal documentation
  • Timely clearance of AML / KYC / Sanctions related alerts, including but not limited to second level sanctions screening alerts
  • Work with Business Lines, KYC Team and support functions to implement the relevant policies and procedures related to Sanctions and Trade Finance Compliance
  • Maintain a solid knowledge of EU / US / HK sanctions and AML regulations; ensure up-to-date knowledge on regulatory trends, trade-based money laundering typologies, market practices and standards.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects


  • Graduate level with legal qualification is required. Legal qualification covering EU or US law is a plus.

Past experience
  • Exposure to Sanctions/AML Compliance and Trade Finance with 2 or more years of industry experience

  • Fluent in English & Chinese. Fluency in Putonghua and French is an advantage, but not prerequisite

Technical skills
  • Solid knowledge of EU, OFAC and HK sanctions regulations
  • Good understanding of trade finance products and the business line activities
  • Working knowledge of global regulatory and financial services legislation as it pertains to AML, ABC rules relevant to the business line

Personal abilities
  • Good communications and influencing skills
  • Good presentation and report-writing skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and a critical thinker
  • Excellent adaptability to an international environment
  • Open-minded, willing to take suggestions and work together for solutions
  • Proactive with a strong motivation to learn and gain knowledge required to perform

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Job ref no. CT3115703-01#1519
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 years - 5 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree