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<span>Compliance Consultant, Hong Kong (Bovill)</span>

Compliance Consultant, Hong Kong (Bovill)

Consulting Hong Kong, Hong Kong Full-time
Company Description

Fund services | Corporate | Capital markets | Private client | Regulatory & Compliance

We help clients succeed by unlocking new value through expertise, trust and scale. We deliver solutions that solve complex challenges faced by asset managers, financial institutions, corporates, high net-worth individuals and family offices.

With a curious mindset, we ask the right questions to get to the right solution, faster. We collaborate to win together, sharing successes and shaping the future of our global business. Our culture of support and recognition provides the tools and opportunities for you to grow, while unlocking the most value for our clients and making your mark with Ocorian.

Expertise: We deliver specialist, tech-enabled solutions for our clients grounded on deep industry expertise.

Trust: We’re a trusted partner to over 8,000 clients globally. We are proud to have long-lasting partnerships with our clients.

Scale: With more than 1,500 colleagues, we operate across 20+ countries, our scale enables us to support our clients globally and locally, providing a seamless client experience across borders and service lines.

Introducing Bovill

In February 2024 Ocorian acquired Bovill to offer comprehensive regulatory and compliance support to financial services organisations internationally [alongside Newgate, Ocorian’s existing regulatory and compliance business].

Bovill is a global financial services regulatory consultancy with offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Americas. We work with clients on every element of regulation. We help firms build projects to respond to significant regulatory change or give them peace of mind they’re doing the right thing.

Job Description

Purpose of the Job

Our thriving Hong Kong Practice is looking for a consultant to join the team to deliver high quality, specialist advice to our Asset Management / Funds clients in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. The successful candidate will also participate in marketing and business development, assist with technical research and the production of technical materials, and participate more generally in the development and growth of the company. 

The Hong Kong Practice gives specialist advice on regulatory requirements to Bovill’s clients. They support clients through the entire regulatory cycle – obtaining the appropriate licence, putting in place fit-for-purpose, commercially-minded compliance frameworks, meeting the expectations of relevant regulators on an ongoing basis, and implementing regulatory change projects.

The successful candidate will provide support primarily to hedge fund managers, but also be able to provide coverage and support for our asset management clients in other asset classes, such as private equity. There will also be opportunity to work with other Bovill clients on a project basis, including in other sectors and in specialist fields such as AML. 

Main Responsibilities

The areas in which the Consultant will be expected to assist clients includes, but is not limited to:

  • Providing advice and support to clients on a wide range of regulatory compliance matters.
  • Drafting policies, procedures and templates.
  • Writing training material and delivering training sessions.
  • Liaising with regulators on behalf of / regarding the client.
  • Assisting with regulatory matters including licencing applications.
  • Compiling and submitting regulatory returns and filings or preparing comprehensive reports.
  • Acting as the main point of contact and relationship manager for a portfolio of clients.
  • Developing a thorough understanding of clients’ businesses and requirements so you can provide relevant and accurate advice.
  • Building and maintaining professional working relationships with clients, trade bodies and the regulator(s).
  • Actively seeking to increase Bovill’s pipeline by targeting new clients, as well as managing existing client relationships to maximise opportunities for up-selling and cross-selling.
  • Preparing well-presented, accurately priced proposals and present these to prospective clients.
  • Representing the firm at industry events, promoting the Bovill brand.
  • Participating in internal events and training sessions such as client briefings and roundtable events.
Qualifications Required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • A degree level education.
  • Fluency in Cantonese and English is essential. Mandarin would also be desirable.
  • Demonstrable compliance-related experience gained at a financial institution, legal practice, consultancy and/or the regulator.
  • Experience managing client relationships.
  • Deep understanding of SFC and HKMA rules and regulations.
  • Strong technical knowledge of the fund management and broking sector, in particular hedge fund knowledge.
  • Experience translating regulatory rules and guidance into meaningful, fit-for-purpose, pragmatic and commercial solutions for clients.
  • Proven track record of exceeding financial goals and sales targets; consulting experience would be advantageous.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • High attention-to-detail is expected.
  • A broad understanding and an appetite to keep learning.

Bovill Hong Kong is a key part of our global strategy. However, the office is small and therefore needs to leverage the resources of Bovill Singapore and the other global offices (London and Americas). An ability to foster good working relationships with global colleagues is therefore critical.

Additional Information

All staff are expected to embody our core values that underpin everything that we do and that reflect the skills and behaviours we all need to be successful.  These are:

  • We are CLIENT CENTRIC – Clients are at the centre of our world, and we’re committed to providing expertise and specialist solutions to meet their most complex challenges.
  • We are AMBITIOUS – We aim high. We think and act globally, seizing every opportunity to delight our clients and support our colleagues - wherever in the world they may be.
  • We are AGILE – We act on our initiative to get things done for our clients. Our independence gives us the flexibility and freedom to keep things simple, efficient and effective.
  • We are COLLABORATIVE – With a curious mindset, we ask the right questions to get to the right solution, for our clients faster. We collaborate to win together and share our successes.
  • We are ETHICAL – We behave with integrity at all times and assume positive intent, building trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.