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Description About Apex Apex Group Ltd. is a global financial services provider. With over 80 offices in 38 countries worldwide and more than 10,000 employees, Apex Group delivers an expansive range of services to asset managers, financial...
Description

About Apex

Apex Group Ltd. is a global financial services provider. With over 80 offices in 38 countries worldwide and more than 10,000 employees, Apex Group delivers an expansive range of services to asset managers, financial institutions, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody, super ManCo services, corporate services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory solution. Apex Group’s purpose is to be more than just a financial services provider and is committed to driving positive change to address three core areas; the Environment and Climate Change, Women’s Empowerment and Economic Independence, Education and Social Mobility.

Life at Apex isn't just about the work you do, it's about embracing the culture and loving what you do. Every employee plays a part in making Apex Group who we are today and the more that we grow, the more important that becomes. Whatever your career path or specialty is Apex ensures it rewards loyal and dedicated employees. The international nature of our business and global network of offices means that there are opportunities to broaden your life experiences and take both short-term and permanent relocation options.

The Role

The Group Head of Technology Risk & Control Architecture is a critical role within Technology Risk & Control Architecture and Information Security, responsible for leading, supporting and executing Apex’s Technology Risk & Decision Science methodology and the identification, analysis, modelling, and decision analysis of all technology risk. The role reports to the Global Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO).

Key Duties And Responsibilities

Technology Risk & Decision Science

  • Responsible for Leading, supporting and executing all technology risk analysis & modeling, including Annualized Loss Exposure; Event Frequency; Calibrated Forecasting; Sensitivity Analysis; Risk Spend Efficiency ($); and Return on Investment (ROI) %.
  • Leverage scientific & stochastic modeling techniques, such as Monte Carlo Analysis, to model technology risk.
  • Operationalise uncertainty modeling and decision analytics.
  • Ensure robust, quantitative risk measurement techniques are utilised throughout all technology risk measurement initiatives.
  • Provide comprehensive training to Technology staff on all aspects of the Technology Risk & Decision Science programme.
  • Collaborate with Technology teams to develop structured loss scenarios with a view to building aggregated reporting on Apex’s Technology annualised loss profile.
  • Support the development of effective quantitative reporting requirements, as well as provide representation in relevant committee meetings.
  • Enforce adherence to all aspects of the Technology Risk & Decision Science Standard.
  • Collaborate across the organisations with other departments, such as other Technology teams, Finance, Client Services, Legal, and Compliance in support of Technology Risk & Decision Science objectives.
  • Develop the Technology Risk & Decision Science team globally to support end-to-end risk requirements.
  • Assist Technology Control Architecture, as well as any other security teams, on tasks when necessary.

Technology Control Architecture

  • Responsible for overseeing all the development, governance and leading of Apex’s Technology Operation & Security Controls Inventory.
  • Collaborate with Technology teams to identify and govern all technology controls.
  • Operationalise the Technology Control Architecture framework.
  • Ensure robust, quantitative risk measurement techniques and utilized throughout all Technology Risk measurement initiatives.
  • Provide comprehensive training to Technology staff on all aspects of the Technology Risk & Control Architecture programme.
  • Collaborate with Technology teams to develop structured loss scenarios with a view to building aggregated reporting on Apex’s Technology annualised loss profile.
  • Quantitatively measure and report KRIs based on control operating effectiveness.
  • Provide representation in relevant committee meetings.
  • Enforce adherence to all aspects of the Technology Control Architecture Standard.
  • Collaborate across the organisations with other departments, such as other Technology teams, Finance, Client Services, Legal, and Compliance in support of Technology Control Architecture objectives.
  • Develop the Technology Control Architecture team globally to support end-to-end risk requirements.
  • Assist Technology Risk & Decision Science, as well as any other security teams, on tasks when necessary.

Experience And Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree preferable
  • In-depth experience operating and leading Technology teams in a large multi-national organisation.
  • Detailed understanding of core Technology Risk & Decision Science principles and requirements.
  • Familiarity or experience with the FAIR methodology and or ISO 31000.
  • Leadership skills in complex, fast-paced business environments, including ability to coordinate multiple tasks in various locations and time zones.
  • Deep programme management experience managing local and global initiatives.
  • Experience working on projects in the financial services industry would be an advantage.
  • Possess extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of Technology disciplines.
  • Passion for leading teams and implementing change.
  • Strong negotiation and team-building skills with the ability to create consensus around decisions and mitigate conflicts among different teams.
  • High communication skills required at all levels. Must be able to interact with senior leadership. Excellent command of verbal and written communication (English). Effective presentation style for all levels of stakeholders.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, issue analysis and resolution skills.
  • Highly organised.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural global work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders and manage competing priorities with internal clients.
  • Ability to gather and address both business and technical requirements. Must be highly motivated.

Skills And Competencies

  • Passion for leading teams and promoting pro-active change.
  • Strong negotiation and team-building skills with the ability to create consensus around decisions and mitigate conflicts among different teams.
  • High communication skills required at all levels.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written communication (English).
  • Effective presentation style for all levels of stakeholders.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, issue analysis and resolution skills.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural global work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders and manage competing priorities with internal clients.
  • Ability to gather and address both business and technical requirements.

What You Will Get In Return

  • A high level of visibility within a large organization on an upwards trajectory.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse, agile and global team.
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business and cross-jurisdiction.
  • The opportunity to innovate, lead, bring discipline to brand activity and really make a difference.
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business.
  • Work for a fast developing and one of the world's leading independent fund administrators.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Positive and hospitable work environment.
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business.

Total Benefits

Our belief in promoting a healthy work-life balance drives us to support our employees’ total well-being, offering comprehensive benefits not limited to:

  • We offer competitive pay and benefits to employees.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Working Schedule: Fridays reduced hours as well as August.

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favorable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependents, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision is made based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society, and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please visit https://theapexgroup.com/csr-policy/

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organization, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application.

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