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MUFG Vice President, Complex Investigations – APAC Region in Singapore

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 160,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

  • This position will be responsible for supporting a team that performs complex, multi-jurisdictional intelligence analysis, reviews, and investigations, and will deliver an engagement model for relevant external (law enforcement, industry peers, etc.) and internal parties to identify new typologies, initiatives, and best practices.

  • The incumbent is responsible for supporting leadership to ensure a globally and regionally consistent effort that enables the proactive identification of control weaknesses and financial crimes risk for escalation and mitigation.

  • In connection with the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD), this position will:

  • Plan and conduct analysis of complex global banking activities and data to identify suspicious activity and potential financial crimes as needed.

  • Coordinate regional responses to globally significant financial crime risks

  • Leverage information and leads from predictive analytics to proactively investigate potential emerging risks to help inform the strategy of GFCD and FCOA.

  • Develop and implement an external engagement model in line with the Global External Engagement Strategy

  • Proactively identify regionally significant financial crime risk, directing necessary exposure reviews and any required follow-on investigations.

  • Coordinate with GFCD and regional Intelligence & Analytics team members on implementation of the global model.

  • Identify industry best practices to be leveraged by the GFCD Operations Training team.

  • Work collaboratively with Compliance and Financial Crimes staff in MUFG’s APAC branches as well as across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

  • Keep senior level management regularly apprised of globally-significant financial crime risk, responses to that risk, and any risk findings.

  • Prepare communications and presentations to be shared with business line executives and senior management.

  • Provide recommendations and takeaways to Global AML, Sanctions, ABC, Training, and other functions based on information learned through investigations

Job requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience interfacing with banking regulators and enforcement staff

  • Minimum 7 years of intelligence and investigations experience with specific emphasis on AML, BSA and Financial Crimes at a financial institution, regulatory agency, or law enforcement agency

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, or related experience

  • Experience interacting effectively with the Executive Committee Leadership, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts

  • Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work

  • Proven excellence in execution in complex and demanding situations

  • Solid judgment, strong negotiating skills, and a practical approach to implementation – including knowledge of Bank systems

  • Ability to balance regulatory requirements with the best interests of the Bank and its customers

  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Systemic thinker across enterprise

  • Process oriented with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies

  • Detail-oriented and organized execution

  • Executive-level presentation skills

  • A good level of written English as well as experience producing investigation reports

  • An Enterprise Risk Management perspective

We regret to inform that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

MUFG Bank Ltd & MUFG Securities Asia Limited (collectively referred to as “MUFG”) is an equal opportunity employer. We view our employees as our key assets as they are fundamental to our long-term growth and success. MUFG is committed to hiring based on merit and organsational fit, regardless of race, religion or gender.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute