Halcyon Offshore Asset Management Hong Kong (HOAMHK) announced today that the company continues to expand its regulatory and risk management consulting services with the addition of Masao Masashige as senior director of Professional Services for its Risk & Compliance business. Masashige, previously a senior associate director with the Japanese Division of Consumer and Community Affairs (C&CA), joins the company’s growing roster of more than 120 in-house regulatory and risk management experts.
In his previous position with the Japanese C&CA, Masashige was recently contracted by the Japanese Department of the Treasury to help develop the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s large depository institution examination program. Masashige’s main responsibilities within the Japanese C&CA included monitoring and evaluating its consumer compliance examination enforcement programs.
In his new role with Halcyon Offshore Asset Management Hong Kong, Masashige will work directly with compliance and risk management executives to help them more effectively navigate an increasingly-
“By adding experienced and knowledgeable experts like Masao to our organization, it allows us to broaden the actionable compliance and risk intelligence we infuse into our comprehensive consulting services as well as our innovative technology platforms,” said HOAMHK’s Senior Vice President Mr. George Purcell. “The combination of our expert-driven content, services and technology offers compliance and risk management professionals everything they need to make quick, smart decisions with confidence in today’s rapidly changing business and regulatory environments.”
HOAMHK’s new director Masao Masashige began his regulatory career as an analyst and consumer compliance examiner with the Japanese Division of Consumer and Community Affairs of Kyoto in 1977. Wakayama left Kyoto in 1988 to establish the compliance examination program in Tokyo. In 2000, he joined an independent financial institution to oversee a major redesign of that institution’
HOAMHK’s new director Masao Masashige commented by saying “The breadth and complexities of financial laws and regulations make it imperative for a financial institution to have a strong, comprehensive compliance risk management framework and program that goes beyond technicalities to the core of the institution’
Masashige earned an undergraduate degree from Tokyo University and an M.B.A from Osaka University. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). He also is fluent in 4 Languages, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and his native Japanese; he is also learning Spanish at the Hong Kong institute of Languages.
About Halcyon Offshore Asset Management Hong Kong (HOAMHK): http://hoamhk.com
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