ROLE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

To actively contribute to the successful management of Asian and Emerging equity portfolios – contributing to client liaison generally and assuming specific client responsibilities as appropriate. 

Important elements include:

  • Positively influence / impact debate – including both stock selection, portfolio construction and the sell discipline.
  • To undertake thorough research – both proactively sourcing new ideas and as directed by the team, and present well considered investment cases for discussion.
  • Adherence with the team’s investment philosophy and approach, and actively portray a positive and unified team ethos.
  • To represent the team and business with both internal and external stakeholders, and to help embed the firm’s investment approach to sustainability in line with the global sustainability policy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Market and company analysis: To analyse the structure and development of relevant equity sectors/industries, together with the companies therein and to analyse their business drivers.
  • To help co-ordinate and determine the focus of the Team’s research output:  To prepare thorough equity research and to present the results of this analysis and well-considered recommendations at various forums.
  • Based on our proprietary research, to define stock recommendations and participate in the construction of portfolios – with responsibility over defined sub-portfolios, order to maximize longer-term returns, subject to acceptable levels of risk, as compared to benchmarks and taking into account the allowed tracking-error and risk models.  A process of ESG integration is applied as a minimum.
  • Performance monitoring: to monitor the performance of the portfolios and areas of responsibility, and proactively follow-up and improve recommendations and sizing in order to achieve our clients’ return objectives.
  • Client & intermediary (consultants/advisors) responsibilities: Contribute to client liaison in general and assume specific client/intermediary responsibilities and reporting as required.
  • Compliance: Ensure that portfolios are compliant with legal, statutory, client and internal guidelines and that all procedures are adhered to.
  • Commercial support: To support the Company's commercial efforts (sales and marketing) and to represent its position by attending client meetings and preparing presentation materials for both internal and external use.
  • Integrity: It is expected that all staff are professional, act with the greatest integrity at all times, honest, open and respectful in their discussions with colleagues/clients and treat others as they would expect others to treat them.
  • Specific sector responsibilities:  Detailed knowledge and understanding of Emerging and Asian companies with a specific focus on the IT and Consumers sectors, and with a particular focus on LATAM.  In addition, in view of the team’s approach to peer group review,a good understanding of sectors and stocks across the market is important.
  • Partner and cooperate with the Sustainability Centre to embed ESG into our investment process.
  • Proactively share research across the FAE platform.

KEY INTERNAL / EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Internal: Close cooperation across all equities teams, Sustainability Centre, Quantitative Research Group, Global Trading Function, Global Client Group
  • External: Industry/company management, Intermediaries (consultants etc), Clients

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Educated to degree level, Finance subject preferred, CFA or equivalent.
  • Investment Communications.
  • Portfolio Construction.
  • Existing and New Business Contribution.
  • Business and Regulatory Knowledge.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/COMPETENCIES (TECHNICAL / BEHAVIOURAL / LEADERSHIP)

A positive spirit, embracing the team’s investment philosophy and process and actively portraying a positive and unified team ethos.

A demonstrable and documented record of:

  • Sustainability in both research and investment decisions.
  • Over 10 years of investment experience plus an in-depth (and current) knowledge of Financials and important macro drivers of markets (research and portfolio management) focused on EMEA, within a broader investment context; proactively contributing to the investment narrative/debate with investors and teams focused on different regions and across market capitalisations and thematics.
  • Contributing to a team-based approach to portfolio management.
  • Working within (and contributing to) a diverse and multi-cultural team, across multiple locations.
  • Knowledge of leading front office enterprise and portfolio management tools, specifically Aladdin and FactSet.

A demonstrably high competency in:

  • Communication.
  • Debate.
  • Fundamental analysis.
  • Idea generation.
  • Market analysis.
  • Presentations to / communication with senior decision makers across the range of stakeholders; externally (clients, prospects, company management etc) and internally (across functions).

Motivation and a strong team ethos are essential as is the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and with clear and demonstrable client centricity:

  • Strong English communication skills a critical requirement, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong international orientation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate views to clients and other colleagues.
  • Knowledge of Financial Market dynamics and performance drivers.
Primary Location
HK-Hong Kong (HK)-Hong Kong
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Job
FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 10 years
Schedule
Full-time
Reference
IC 000038


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