Director, Private & Public Investments, Asia

Robert Walters Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Aug 29, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time


  • Independently manage a large portion of team's portfolio. A main distinguishing characteristic of the Director is that he / she can be relied on to perform solid credit analyses with a minimal level of guidance
  • Actively managing all aspects of Private and Public origination
  • Ensure money is invested, credit profile maintained, value realised, portfolio lengthened and economic surplus generated
  • Manage larger senior investment analyst responsibilities while developing a network of valuable relationships in his / her coverage industry
  • Direct work of analysts, as well as be a resource and motivator for credit reviews, loan review, deal origination, equity, or other assigned project work
  • Provides clear positive and negative feedback to investment analyst associates so that they can develop. In addition, provides leadership support and understanding of Corporate finance, financial modeling, return analysis, and perspective
  • Team with Managing Director for deal origination and for investment approvals
  • Effectively negotiate and structure loan covenants. Work closely with Investment Law to understand and negotiate more complex loan documents
  • Under the direction of the Workout Team Leader, manage workout files, assist with negotiation and amendments
  • Manage special projects / deals as assigned
  • In addition to previous requirements, must have a minimum of 8+ years of direct experience in credit analysis plus exposure to structuring, underwriting, marketing and negotiating fixed income investments
  • Excellent knowledge of their subsector(s) / geographic coverage
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, respected, collaborative, flexible, able to prioritise and manage through change. Solid negotiation skills with the ability to positively influence an outcome
  • Effectively operates independently to accomplish business goals and objectives
  • Ability to evaluate company management and cover due diligence in order to respond to internal questions
  • Strong demonstrated marketing ability to represent company's capabilities externally; very strong relationship building skills necessary to bring in new business
  • Act independently within asset management established policy and procedure guidelines. Must have thorough understanding of processes and procedures to ensure integrity of the control and regulatory environment. Knowledge and awareness of Asia's risk and control environment
  • Ensure compliance with all policies restrictions and also with various regulator bodies such as the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) or other regulatory agencies as applicable

Problems / Challenges:

  • Oversee the evaluation and structure private placements and public securities
  • Managing through stalled out deals
  • Find new sources of value added transactions in an extremely competitive environment


  • Bachelor's Degree required, MBA and/or CFA designation preferred
  • 10 or more years of credit and investment analysis with excellent understanding of the investment industry and financial markets
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written English communications skills in order to present to and work with Investments senior management and external clients
  • Excellent understanding of securities market in order to construct high performing portfolios in order to comply with clients investment policies and risk profiles
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities and work under pressure to meet demanding response times, all while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to support relationships across the company and the industry
  • Strong team player

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