Senior ESG Product Specialist (Associate Director / Director)

Employer
Bank of Singapore
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 26, 2021
Closes
Mar 13, 2021
Ref
10405273
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At Bank of Singapore, we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals to join our team. We promote a culture of openness, teamwork and fairness. Most importantly, we invest in our people through our programmes that develop them on both professional and personal levels. Besides attractive remuneration packages, we offer non-financial benefits and opportunities to develop your potential within OCBC Group's global network of subsidiaries and offices. If you have passion, drive and the will to succeed, rise to the challenge today!

The role is to select and lead the product development of ESG funds and related products on the bank's recommended list. The candidate will be responsible for identifying appropriate investment strategies and funds, conducting investment analysis on funds and onboarding of suitable ESG funds and products. The candidate will also monitor and make appropriate investment recommendations on the bank's platform. It is also expected that the candidate develop ESG research, ESG product-related materials and provide training to front office.

Responsibilities
  • Strategy: Support the Head of Funds Due Diligence in developing and refining the bank's ESG investment philosophy, governance and processes across products
  • Fund Selection and Product Innovation: Monitor ESG market trends and support the Head of Funds Due Diligence to identify/select best-in-class/differentiated ESG investment strategies and lead ESG product innovation in the bank
  • Work closely with the Investment Strategy Team and the respective product teams to formulate ESG investment strategies and solutions in the various asset classes through funds, including mutual funds, hedge funds and ETFs or other ESG-related products
  • Conduct investment and ESG analysis on mutual funds, hedge funds and ETFs for onboarding to the Bank's platform
  • Monitor developments and conduct periodic reviews on the recommended funds on the Bank's platform
  • Active participation in client engagement on ESG and to articulate and clearly present ESG investment ideas to clients and prospects at meetings or key bank events
  • Investment Research: Work closely with the Investment Strategy team to provide ESG thought leadership and investment research pieces relating to funds and ESG products
  • Provide product training and respond to queries from front office on ESG funds/product-related matters
  • Educate and raise awareness on ESG investing both internally (e.g. front office) and externally (e.g. clients, webinars)
  • To lead or participate in projects related to ESG in the bank


Qualifications
  • Well recognized university degree in Finance or Economics
  • Preferably with a CFA or other relevant post graduate qualifications in finance.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a fund selection or products role with relevant experience in ESG research and investments
  • Knowledge across equity, fixed income and alternative markets
  • Experience in using fund research databases (e.g. Morningstar, Mercer, Albourne) and financial databases (e.g. Refinitiv, Bloomberg)
  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and remain empathetic, passionate and resilient
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Fluent in English and, preferably Mandarin as the role may require liaison with Chinese counterparts

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