Product Specialist, IAS - Managed Investments (Associate / Senior Associate)

Bank of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
May 01, 2021
May 15, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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 Managed Investments Advisory & Sales team is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward-thinking individual to join the team. The new team member will be responsible for providing quality advice (including new investment and switch ideas) to RMs and clients on managed investments across Discretionary Portfolio Mandates (DPM), Mutual Funds, and ETFs as well as be committed to constantly looking for ways to improve client experience.
In addition, the candidate must
  1. have a passion for improving efficiency, and be a forward thinker who can help the bank to further build out of the digitization of funds platform.
2. have a strong interest in data, with knowledge of data analytics tools such as Power BI Tableau
Main Duties
Advisory and Sales
  • To grow AUM and increase the penetration of Managed Investments in client portfolios through marketing and advice to RMs and clients. This involves maintaining strong collaboration with Relationship Managers/Investment Counsellors.
  • Conduct fund and DPM review meetings with clients, and undertake group sales meetings with RMs from designated markets to provide them with focus fund ideas and updates
  • Align the recommendation of funds to the Bank's overall asset allocation models to achieve outperformance versus appropriate benchmarks
  • Participate in Advisory team meetings with the Due Diligence team to help brainstorm new ideas and funds that should be prioritized for onboarding
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration with other sales and research teams within Product Management Group (PMG), and other Bank of Singapore/OCBC departments.
Client Experience / Digital
  • With clients becoming increasingly digital in their interactions with the bank, the incumbent will be involved in strategic projects that help to reduce friction between the bank and the client, enhance the digital funds platform, and deliver improvements in the way that we communicate digitally with our clients
  • The incumbent will improve client experience through increasing the use of targeted messaging, as well as improve contextualization of our communication with our RMs and clients
Data Analysis
  • Using data analytics tools, identify patterns of behaviour of clients across funds and assist to track client activity, particularly during focus / campaign periods
  • Analyse business data and highlight any observable trends to the business to assist with planning and strategic initiatives
  • Incorporate a 'targeted' approach to advisory, using data to customise ideas to specific RMs and clients
Project Work
  • Participate in other projects relevant to the activities of the Managed Investments team

work experience requirements
  • Strong investments background, with solid knowledge of funds and DPM across global equities, fixed income and alternative asset classes.
  • Preferable work experience in an asset management/Private Bank as a product specialist
  • Experience with digital projects and building out of digital solutions
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with data analytics tools such as Power BI, Tableau and/or Qlikview with the ability to interpret this data and draw conclusions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Required experience in client engagement and customer experience
  • Experience in Python or similar coding language will be looked upon favorably

education requirements
  • Good, relevant under-graduate degree
  • CFA holder &/or Masters degree in Finance from reputable university is strongly preferred
  • Good command of 2 nd language preferred

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