Senior Manager / Director, Asset Liability Management, Asia

Employer
Robert Walters Hong Kong
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Salary
Attractive bonus + Packages
Posted
Aug 10, 2017
Closes
Sep 22, 2017
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

The Global Asset Liability Management group plays a leadership role in the identification and assessment of ALM related risks globally, along with the development of investment and risk management strategies to support the company's business and financial objectives

As a member of the Asia Asset Liability Management team, this position is based in Hong Kong. The position will focus on supporting the development and implementation of both long term and tactical ALM strategies, working closely with Asia Investment Heads, CFOs, CROs, Actuaries and Pricing Officers as their primary source of ALM contact and problem resolution; The position has responsibility for inforce ALM risk management and balance sheet optimisation within the constraints of tax, capital, liquidity, accounting and reserving, for Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the rest of Asia; The position entails working with a group of actuarial, risk and investment professionals from the Investment division, business units, and various regional and corporate functions

Responsibilities

  • Support and lead initiatives as necessary to deliver higher risk-adjusted returns for Asia Business Units
  • Manage projects and coordinate teams in the implementation of investment strategies and tactical decisions for Asia Business Units
  • Recommend and implement tactical asset allocation to manage risk and optimise return for Asia Division
  • Provide guidance to key stakeholders (Business Units, Risk, Group Finance Actuarial) on ALM and market risk related issues
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders at various levels both in Asia and North America
  • Support other ALM teams in the development and execution of investment strategies, various reporting requirements and other ad-hoc projects
  • Represent Global ALM to Asia Division


Requirements

  • Has a strong sense of ownership and work ethic to see projects to completion; Is undeterred by challenges / obstacles and will remain motivated and apply creative thinking to overcome them
  • Has credibility and presence amongst peers and senior management through strong verbal, written and presentation; . Can communicate clearly and succinctly on technical and business matters
  • Will encourage, support and develop more junior colleagues; Be an ambassador for the team, proactively seeking opportunities to engage with colleagues across our client
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and across multiple disciplines and time zones
  • Investment experience, or Masters in a quantitative discipline; CFA / PRM / FRM, or other relevant designation is a plus
  • Minimum 7 years working experience in an investment environment or financial risk management
  • Strong knowledge of fixed income and alternative investments, derivatives, ALM, and asset and liability modelling

Problems / Challenges

  • A key challenge of the role is need to handle several projects simultaneously and work with tight deadlines
  • In addition, the successful candidate will need to be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.