Asset Management, Product Development Associate (Hong Kong), Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jul 25, 2019
Aug 09, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JPMorgan Asset Management ("JPMAM") provides investment management products and services to institutional and individual investors worldwide. It offers the full spectrum of investment strategies - from equity, cash management, fixed income, currency and asset allocation to alternative asset classes such as private equity, real estate and hedge funds.

The firm established its presence in Asia over 40 years ago and has a strong reputation for product innovation and product expertise in the region. By offering consistently excellent investment management, a comprehensive range of products and the highest quality of client services, it is our aim to be the world's most respected investment management company.

The Product Development team forms part of JPMorgan Asset Management business. The team is responsible for the design, development and management of JPMorgan funds to enhance market position. In addition, the team coordinates and manages different business/product related projects primarily in Asia.

Currently, we are seeking an experienced product development professional to join and work with our team in Hong Kong, focusing on Hong Kong products and Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds ("MRF").

Main responsibilities and duties include:
  • Drafting fund documents for Hong Kong Unit Trusts, Luxembourg SICAVs and MRF funds, liaising with internal parties, external legal counsel and regulatory authorities, in respect of new fund registrations and product management matters.
  • Depending on the projects, the role may have exposure to the China-related initiatives
  • Developing a strong and effective partnership with the local business and sales team, with an aim for understanding market needs and meeting commercial objectives in a timely manner.
  • Driving and managing local product development initiatives, liaising with key stakeholders, both local and regional internal parties, and external legal counsel.
  • Adopting regional "best practices" and adhering to applicable governance processes for all product development initiatives.
  • Operating as a subject matter expert on new products, changes to existing products or newly introduced product features, to support local and regional sales and marketing efforts.
  • Keeping abreast of local regulatory and industry developments and upcoming changes to global product ranges that may impact the local fund range.
  • Supporting/assisting the regional Product Development team in identifying product gaps and opportunities, capitalizing on market and regulatory developments and trends and reviewing the commercial viability of the local product range.
  • Preparing for and presenting new product initiatives at local and regional product committees and, if required, also at global committees.


  • Over 4 years of relevant experience within the Hong Kong funds industry.
  • Working experience at regulators or Big 4 accounting firms with fund audit background is preferred.
  • Degree in business/law/finance, relevant professional qualifications such as CFA is a plus but not a pre-requisite.
  • Sound working knowledge of the funds and the regulatory environment of Hong Kong
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex matters in a concise and meaningful way.
  • Experience working with geographically-distributed and functionally-diverse workgroups.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and dynamically shifting priorities, timelines, and demands.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Proven ability of drafting offering documents.
  • Language competency - Fluency in written and spoken Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

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