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Legal Regulatory Compliance Director APAC
at Galaxy
12 months ago | 1061 views | 12 applications

Legal Regulatory Compliance Director APAC

Per year
$160,000 To $180,000

About the company

Galaxy Asset Management (“GAM”) is the funds business of Galaxy. GAM manages approximately $2.4 billion in assets for institutional and wealth clients across more than 15 different passive, active and venture strategies.

Job Summary

What You’ll Do:

📍Continuous development of regulatory strategies, policies, and procedures for cryptoasset activities in the APAC region across trading, investment banking, and asset management, including managing regulatory change and uncertainty. 📍Advise on, and monitor firm compliance with, relevant regulations, international guidelines, and industry best practices across all business lines, including cryptoassets. 📍Act as legal counsel and primary resource for the Hong Kong office on local matters, including governance, employment and general corporate matters. 📍Conduct ongoing monitoring of the firm's activities to identify potential risks and develop appropriate mitigating measures. 📍Document negotiation relating to current and future counterparty engagements (MLA, ISDA, etc). 📍Provide guidance and training to staff on compliance matters related to cryptoassets and ensure they are well-informed regarding relevant regulatory requirements and changes. 📍Liaise with SFC and other regulatory authorities on relevant matters. 📍Collaborate with internal stakeholders including legal, risk, and technology teams to maintain a robust and up-to-date compliance framework for cryptoasset activities. 📍Conduct periodic compliance reviews and risk assessments and prepare Senior Management/regulatory reports. 📍Keep abreast of new regulations and industry trends in the cryptoasset space and make recommendations to the management on necessary enhancements to the firm's compliance framework.

What We’re Looking For:

📍A degree in Law is required with five to eight years of PQE experience in the area of financial services. A degree in Finance, Economics or other advanced degree or relevant professional certification (e.g., ACAMS, ICA, CFE) is highly desirable. 📍Experience in compliance or regulatory affairs, with a demonstrable understanding of SFC and MAS regulatory frameworks including in relation to cryptoassets. Knowledge of other relevant international regulatory frameworks (HK, US, FATF) preferable. 📍In-house experience providing legal advice on general corporate matters in the region. 📍Understanding of regulatory frameworks governing the cross-border distribution of financial products within the APAC region. Familiarity with blockchain technology, digital assets, and the cryptoasset ecosystem. 📍Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring compliance policies and procedures in a complex environment. 📍Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to explain complex regulatory concepts to a diverse audience. 📍Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. 📍A commitment to ethical behaviour, integrity, and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive information. 📍Spoken and written languages: Fluent in English, Proficient in Chinese

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