Product Specialist, Equities Advisory Sales & Trading (Associate Director)

Bank of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
May 15, 2021
May 20, 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!

As a product specialist within the Equities Advisory team, the candidate will be responsible for growing the Equities and Derivatives business, with the main responsibility of originating and distributing equities and derivatives investment ideas and solutions.
He/she will be the dedicated Equities and Derivatives resource to attend internal meetings with Relationship Managers and Investment Counsellors to present ideas and updates, attend joint calls and meetings with end clients, and work with the Chief Investment Office and research teams to develop investment themes and ideas.
Lastly, the candidate will be challenged to undertake project work in the trading department's fast-growing data and digital initiatives.

Equities Advisory
  • Originate daily, actionable cash equity, and equity derivative investment ideas for the Front Office, in line with Bank of Singapore's research views, validated against additional elements such as technical signals, momentum, short term catalysts, flows etc.
  • Assist with implementation of the desk's flagship 'High Conviction List' of top global equity ideas.
  • Continuously review the top equity holdings of clients within the bank and provide recommendations regarding re-balancing, taking profit or provide recovery ideas.
  • Effectively communicate relevant market information and investment ideas to internal stakeholders and clients, including regular presentations to the Front Office.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with Front Office sales teams and provide training where necessary.
  • Curate the desk's shelf of thematic solutions and manage the after-sales process.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the trading department's business initiatives and process changes.
  • Work closely with the Equity Research team and other asset class advisory teams to deliver a broad range of investment solutions.
  • Assist in providing rates-related advice.
  • Help drive the build-out of the trading floor's data capabilities, as well as the migration of investment content to digital channels.

  • We are ultimately looking for high character individuals who are resilient, intellectually curious, team-oriented, and take pride in their work.
  • Candidates should preferably have at least 5 years of relevant Equities and/or Derivatives experience in a sell-side or buy-side institution. That said, outstanding candidates with fewer years of work experience, but with demonstrable ambition, hunger to learn, and a passion for equities will be considered.
  • Candidates must have strong equities knowledge, including the ability to understand fundamental and technical factors. In this regard, candidates with research analyst backgrounds are well-received.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must. Candidates must be able to articulate and defend an investment thesis, while having the confidence to present in front of large groups. Strong writing skills are also mandatory.
  • Candidates with work experience with rates and rates-linked products are highly preferred.
  • Candidates with the experience and/or the technical skill set to continue the build out of the franchise's data and digital capabilities are also highly preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics or related disciplines. Candidates from STEM backgrounds, but with work experience in related financial fields are also well received.
  • CFA qualification or equivalents preferred.
  • Fluency in English is essential and strong proficiency in a second language is highly preferred

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