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

Bank of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Jun 06, 2021
Jun 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!

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The candidate, as a product specialist within the Equities Advisory team, will be responsible for growing the Equities and Derivatives business.
The main responsibility of the candidate is to originate and distribute equities and derivatives investment ideas and solutions, while also acting as a subject matter expert to assist front office colleagues and clients.
The candidate may be challenged to undertake project work in the trading department's fast-growing data and digital initiatives.
Equities Advisory
  • Core focus is to drive the sales of equities related ideas through origination of daily, actionable cash equity & equity derivative investment ideas for the Front Office, in line with Bank of Singapore's research views. Such ideas are also validated against additional elements such as technical signals, momentum, short term catalysts, flows etc.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Advisory flagship 'High Conviction List' of top global equity ideas through collaboration with regional Equities Advisors in Hong Kong & Dubai.
  • Continuously review the top equity holdings of clients within the bank and provide recommendations regarding re-balancing, taking profit or provide recovery ideas. Actively utilize data analytics to further increase the penetration of targeted advisory.
  • 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 to ensure the growth of Equities franchise. May be involved in client meetings from time to time to market the Equities franchise.
  • Curate the desk's shelf of thematic solutions and improve on our 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.
  • Help drive the build-out of the trading floor's data capabilities, as well as the migration of investment content to digital channels.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics or related disciplines. Candidates from STEM backgrounds, but with relevant work experience in related financial fields are also well received.
  • CFA qualification or equivalents are a plus.
  • We are ultimately looking for high character candidates with strong marketing/selling skills. Candidates should be self-starter, intellectually curious, team-oriented, and take pride in their work.
  • Candidates should preferably have at least 10-15 years of relevant Equities and/or Derivatives experience in a sell-side or buy-side institution (candidates currently in Equities Sales role may be the best fit).
  • Candidates must have strong equities knowledge, including the ability to understand fundamental and technical factors. In this regard, candidates with research analyst backgrounds may be 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 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.
  • Fluency in one or more coding languages is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in Mandarin or another language is preferred, but not necessary.

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