2022 Operations Academy Programme - Singapore

Schroders Investment Management
Singapore, Singapore
May 08, 2022
May 19, 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Overview

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

We're committed to investing sustainably and integrate Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) into our decision-making across all investments whilst maintaining long term performance for our clients. We can back this up with our impact measurement tool which combines measures of harm and good effect of companies to provide the overall social and environmental impact.

Our Operations Team

We support our global business by providing high quality and efficient operational oversight, processing and reporting across all of our business channels. Operations covers a broad spectrum of responsibilities from ensuring confirmation and settlement of trade activity, daily oversight of the funds Net Asset Value (NAV) to ensuring that we meet all of our Client, Fund and regulatory reporting obligations. It's a busy and dynamic area with many exciting opportunities to build and develop your career.

The Base

In Singapore, Schroders' presence dates back to the mid-1970s. Since then, we have successfully built a strong local franchise and are one of the largest asset management companies in Singapore today.

We manage funds for a broad range of clients including official institutions, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, charities, government-linked companies, high net worth individuals and retail investors.

Singapore is our Asia Pacific operations hub, providing operational oversight to other offices in the region such as Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan. The team constantly seeks to develop and adopt innovative and collaborative solutions to bring the best results for our clients.

The Programme

You will join as a permanent employee and start your career in the Operations Academy before moving into a dedicated team.  Over the two-year programme, you will be rotated across a number of areas to give you an introduction into operations.  You will also have the opportunity to network and meet with the wider business groups, which will give you insight into the world of asset management. 

We want you to be innovative and creative in your approach in understanding what we do and how we do it. We will provide training throughout the two-year programme which will cover: aspects of the asset management industry via accredited learning to gain the Level 3 - Investment Operations Certificate; functional knowledge through a regular rotation into different teams; application training as part of the on-the-job experience; as well as non-functional training, such as organisation skills and written/verbal communication effectiveness, to help broaden your overall skills set. You will learn from experienced colleagues as they guide you through the various applications and processes which will allow you perform your role more efficiently.

The knowledge, experience, and qualifications

• Demonstrates strong communication skills and working well within a team environment.
• Experience of prioritising workload, demonstrating a keen eye for detail, problem solving and confidence in communicating escalations when required.
• Show great interpersonal and analytical skills.

We will teach what you need to know about the job. We just need you to bring your drive, passion and enthusiasm to make the most of the opportunity.

The candidate we are looking for

We take pride in hiring the right people for our programmes. People who can hit the ground running and want to make a difference.

• We look for people who are naturally curious about the world around them and who are eager to learn more about our industry and what we do.
• We want someone who is not afraid to bring new ideas to the table
• You are someone who is flexible and able to think independently, be proactive and an advocate for change
• A team player with strong communication and collaboration skills are essential as you will work as part of a team to overcome challenges and share ideas.
• A growth mindset: we understand you may make mistakes, and when you do, we are looking for you to learn from these
• We want you to contribute to our continuously evolving culture, whether it's participating in our recreational clubs and campaigns or starting your own.

Recruitment process

1.    Online application form and CV
2.    Online assessments
3.    Online video interview
4.    Assessment centre 
5.    Final round interview

Applications will close approximately 2-3 weeks before the assessment centre, but please note that we recruit on a rolling basis so we would recommend that you apply early.

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