FundFAQ! for Compliance

24 Sep 2019


FundFAQ began with the interest in giving back to our candidate community – its priority is to share information with individuals whom are in their specific industries (e.g Hedge Fund Accounting, Private Equity Fund Accounting, Corporate Secretarial, etc) and aims to give bite-size infographics for many whom ready on-the-go. With this individually-driven market feedback that has been gathered at Funds Partnership Asia, we also want to keep the ecosystem transparent and share it with hiring firms, keeping them abreast to the market’s responses.

We have interviewed 27 candidates (Singapore and Hong Kong) we have recently spoken to after attending an interview regarding compliance career opportunities. FundFAQ narrows down the key questions to look out for, what other progression routes can candidates also venture into and most importantly, how did they feel after attending the interview.


What employers look out for:

What employers look out for:

* order is not according to any form of priority

Singapore Hong Kong
International Compliance Association (ICA) Qualification, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), etc International Compliance Association (ICA) Qualification, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), etc
Degree Holder in Business, Accounting, Finance, Law ; and other accredited programs (e.g ACCA, CPA, etc) Degree Holder in Law, Finance, Accounting, or Business
Relevant regulatory knowledge Relevant SFC licence knowledge
Strong interpersonal skills Strong communication skills in English and Cantonese


Top 5 questions asked during an interview:

  1. Share your Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting knowledge and how you apply it to your current scope of work
  2. Explain how you identify conflicts of interests, and then subsequently how you review and resolve such cases
  3. Share with us the extent of your knowledge regarding Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) / Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) regulatory guidelines?
  4. Highlight how you stay informed of the ever-changing regulations across the various jurisdictions we cover
  5. Describe your expectations regarding this role 


Get the full infographic here:  FUNDFAQ: Compliance

If you are keen to speak to a specialist that does executive search for corporate secretaries in Singapore and Hong Kong, please reach out to our respective consultants:

Andy Ng – Principal Consultant

Lyn Thum – Consultant