Head of Compliance and Legal

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory



About the Role:

  • Preferably based in Malaysia. But candidates located in other countries within the same time zone are also welcomed
  • Oversee the compliance and legal functions as department head
  • Directly report to Chief Operating Officer but also have direct access to EXCO (senior management team) to report key compliance matters
  • Ideal candidate should have experience working in financial institutions, fintechs or exchange trading environment (e.g. crypto or digital assets)

Job Description

  • Be responsible for ongoing compliance functions and matters with regard to all applicable regulatory requirements concerning digital securities exchange and related businesses
  • Work closely with senior management to ensure regulatory compliance across all business units
  • Monitor internal and external risk exposures concerning business, marketing, operation, technology and regulation
  • Liaison with regulators and file regulatory reports in Malaysia, Hong Kong and other relevant countries
  • Ensure our regulated businesses are meeting all regulatory requirements and licensing conditions at all time
  • Interface and exchange views with regulators and industry practitioners for emerging compliance needs in digital assets space
  • Develop, maintain and oversee compliance monitoring programme, policies and procedures for regulatory compliance, internal control and risk management
  • Monitor KYC, AML/CTF, FATCA/CRS and regulatory reporting requirements and processes
  • Perform review of customer accounts and alert for possible suspicious transactions
  • Be responsible for ongoing contractual/legal document matters using internal capability or outsourcing to legal advisors
  • Provide supports to internal service requesters and bridge them with external legal advisors to whom we seek legal advisory services
  • Support other teams to produce their deliverables (e.g. product development, marketing/communication, technology platforms) by providing compliance inputs and assessing compliance impacts
  • Undertake special/ad-hoc projects from time to time

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor or higher degree in law, business, accounting, economics or the like
  • At least 8 years of experience as compliance officer or legal officer in financial service or fintech industry
  • Legal professionals with compliance experience are mostly welcomed
  • Geographically cover APAC including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore or the like. Prior experience in dealing with regulators in such countries would be advantageous
  • Prior experience in developing relevant compliance policies, procedures, and manuals
  • Strong management skill to own the department as its head
  • Good communication skill to interact with internal co-workers and external working parties
  • Good command of spoken and written English

Fusang has offices in Hong Kong and Labuan & Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and a remote team in Vietnam. In addition to those locations, Fusang supports full remote working flexibility for senior-level at any other Asia locations on a direct contracting basis.

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