Hong Kong - Associate Director, Deal Advisory, Strategy & Operations (Financial Service, Wealth Mana

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 27, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Service Line Overview
We support organizations and executive teams in defining their ambition and developing innovative strategies that embed the agility, customer-centricity and operational excellence needed to thrive in dynamic markets. We draw on KPMG's deep functional expertise to work shoulder to shoulder with our clients through implementation and deliver targeted results by accelerating momentum, locking down value and de-risking both decisions and actions. We bring strategic thinking and the hands-on skillsets to deliver on transformation. We call this 'Innovation to Results'.
  • Growth strategy: identifying and implementing a prioritized set of growth platforms that will enable clients to achieve their growth ambitions
  • Operating strategy & cost: challenging strategic decisions and align their operating model to their business strategy and financial targets
  • Digital strategy: consider the new opportunities created by emerging technologies, and evaluate their readiness to adapt to change
  • ESG strategy: assists to set and achieve ESG goals, to embed ESG into an organization's DNA, and make ESG sustained competitive advantage for the organization
  • Enterprise-wide transformation: provides the overarching framework for multi-year strategic planning, capital allocation, portfolio and synergy assessments, scenario planning, corporate centre redesigns, and other modularized enterprise-wide services
KPMG is building out its leading Asset Management Advisory Practice and is looking for a passionate and seasoned Associate Director with experience in this space. We work with global asset management firms on industry defining topics from 'Strategy-to-Results', including strategy, operations, regulatory, and technology. It is an exciting time to join us as our practice is expanding due to our unique propositions and strength of client relationships.
We are seeking exceptional individuals who have a passion for identifying and creating solutions for clients. We are looking for strong candidates from consulting or asset management backgrounds. As a team, we are a group of bright individuals who are passionate about having fun both inside and outside of work.

Key Responsibilities
  • Drive workstreams and programs in a leadership position
  • Driving client presentations, including material development and vetting
  • Generate hypotheses and drive the storyboarding process, architect and implement new operating models for clients
  • Support asset managers in transformation projects, including project management, process review and design including implementation
  • Produce client ready deliverables that require limited review including policies and procedures, target operating models, review reports, as well as digital implementation
  • Develop solutions to complex problems and challenge the thinking of more senior colleagues and clients
  • Liaise effectively with clients whilst working on engagements and act as an 'ambassador' for KPMG
  • Develop rapport and working relationships with junior clients and maintain them outside of engagements
  • Be a strong and effective team player

Experience & Background
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in any of the below:
    • Big 4 experience with a focus on asset management
    • Internal Project / Consulting team within an asset management firm
    • Business management role within an asset management firm
    • Corporate strategy / Corporate development / M&A team of an asset management firm
    • Interest and involvement with ESG agenda within an asset management firm; understand how ESG strategy are being embedded into an asset management company
    • Tier 1 & 2 strategy houses with deep experience in asset management projects
  • Degree from a leading institution
  • Project management and programme delivery experience
  • Deep expertise and knowledge of asset management operations and/or compliance and regulatory management for asset managers
  • Research skills, including market research and regulatory review
  • Experience in business development, product development, and people management
  • Ability to lead teams, including provision of feedback and coaching
  • Project management certification and knowledge of Agile delivery will be an advantage
  • Analytical mindset, intellectual curiosity, structured thinking, and creativity
  • Confidence, people skills, ambition and pragmatism
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience, with a motivation and strong sense of cares around client delivery
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese
About KPMG
At KPMG China, we are committed to being an equal opportunity employer, with zero tolerance for any form of discrimination against any persons. It is important for us to create an inclusive, diverse and agile workplace for our people to develop and thrive at both a personal and professional level.

We strive to make ESG (environmental, social and governance) a watermark running through our organisation; from empowering our people to become agents of positive change, to providing better solutions and services to our clients. To lead by example, we launched Our Impact Plan (OIP) which includes our ESG commitments and progress across four key pillars - Planet, People, Prosperity and Governance.

We encourage you to come as you are, and we welcome all qualified candidates to apply, and hope you unlock opportunities with us. Visit KPMG China website for more company information.

Please note that all information in this form has been voluntarily supplied and will be used by KPMG for selection purposed only.

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