Risk and Regulations Advisor

  • Negotiable
  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Risk and Regulations Advisor

Summary of Role

As the Risk and Regulatory Compliance (RC) Advisors you provide advice, guidance, opinions, direction, and training related to the regulatory landscape to the First Line of Defence/business.

The role ensures the business complies with the letter and spirit of relevant regulations, thereby delivering fair outcomes for customers and embedding a robust risk management culture in the bank’s business processes.

A key risk management role that has a broad remit and responsibilities,  which include, but not limited to, advice and oversight on Conduct, Regulatory Affairs & Policy (RAP), Controls, Monitoring & Testing (CMAT), Assurance, Regulator Engagement, conflict management and general compliance issues.



  • Fostering a positive culture of compliance by working proactively with the business line/global function/HOST, Business Risk and Control Management BRCM, and other compliance professionals to ensure that best practices are followed in accordance with the applicable laws, rules, regulations, and internal policy
  • Following prescribed issue escalation protocols, monitoring and surveillance of business activities, and revising procedures
  • May serve as regulatory coordinators for a specific regulation
  • Serves as point of contact for an assigned business line, global function or HOST
  • Provides compliance support, advice and guidance to an assigned business line/global function/HOST, and to the applicable Compliance functions
  • Supports the team head to improve and maintain day to day to running of the compliance team at the Global/Regional/Country Level, in order to ensure the efficient decisioning and execution of tasks
  • Advise and guide assurance teams within Regional and Global Business Compliance teams on all RC  matters and to assist and help promote the development and effectiveness of the regional/country/global business assurance team activity
  • Support the Group’s RC strategy by identifying, informing and advising Senior Management of any developing issues and trends that may impact or be relevant to the Group’s management as appropriate of RC risk
  • Work with the RC Head to ensure the successful implementation of this strategy
  • Carry out impact analysis and advice on regulatory change; driving co-ordination and execution of the various Regulatory Compliance change work streams and embedding Operating Model changes while ensuring alignment with Global Standards
  • Ensuring effective Regulator Compliance input to the governance and reporting processes operated by Global Business/Global functions/HOST
  • Establish management and administrative procedures and processes for own function or region/country, to ensure adherence to policies and manage operational risk, with due consideration to both HSBC and area or Global/Regional/Country activities

Experience Required :

  • Professional with experience in one or more risk / compliance roles, to include experience of regulatory change implementation
  • Good working knowledge of Regulatory Compliance. Detailed knowledge of fund regulation (e.g. UCITS and AIFMD, an advantage)
  • Clear demonstration of ability to interpret and apply new regulatory developments to the business functional and operational model, provide guidance and advice on known impacts and monitor the effectiveness of implementation
  • Experience of dealing with regulatory matters and confident interaction with Regulators and/or Audit
  • Highly organised, focussed with an emphasis on results whilst effectively managing and maintaining solid relationships with key stakeholders and compliance teams
  • Ability to support large complex change initiatives arising from regulatory developments with ability to develop practical, cost effective solutions to identified issues
  • Lateral thinker, self-motivated, resilient with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues
  • Proven/Excellent leadership skills/ability to matrix manage
  • Excellent communicator with strong inter-personal and influencing skills
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Martin Byrne