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AVP, Risk Management, GAM

United Overseas Bank
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Mar 14, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
AVP, Risk Management, GAM

Posting Date: 9 Mar 2024

Singapore (City Area), SG, 048624

Company: UOB Asset Management Ltd

AVP/Manager, Risk Manager, UOB Asset Management Ltd

Established in 1986, UOB Asset management (UOBAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank, is the Asian asset manager in the region with award-winning investment expertise across different asset classes. UOBAM is headquartered in Singapore and has an extensive presence in Asia with regional business and investment offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei and Japan as well as a joint venture with Ping An in China. We invite dynamic and highly motived individuals with good qualifications to join our Risk team as a Risk Manager to make a difference.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Head of Risk Management of UOBAM, the successful candidate will join a team responsible for providing regional risk and performance oversight and analysis within UOBAM Group.

Instead of being traditionally perceived "risk police", the team's vision is to value add to our investment and business process and ultimately to support and secure the sustainability of our business growth and strategic objectives in an appropriately managed, risk-aware and controlled manner.

In this role, you will be expected to assist in developing, implementing, maintaining, improving and communicating an enterprise-wide risk management framework, risk policies and guidelines, and eventually rolling out across subsidiaries.

Other key responsibilities of this position are as follows:
  • Reviewing the risk-return profiles of our funds and portfolios and recommending appropriate risk parameters and performance targets;
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative analysis on investment portfolios to identify drivers of risk and performance;
  • Ensuring adequate end-to-end process and tools are in place to monitor and control risk-taking activities against pre-defined parameters/limits, and proactively highlight risk and performance issues;
  • Producing regular reports highlighting key risk areas, including market, credit, liquidity and environmental risk measures, and key performance trend, contribution and attribution analytics to portfolio managers, senior management, Investment Committee and Board;
  • Performing stress test or ad-hoc scenario analysis on portfolios assigned;
  • Conducting Due Diligence on third-party managers' funds and portfolios from investment risk and performance perspectives;
  • Performing validation on performance data and investigating inconsistencies for rectification;
  • Producing and performing analysis on ad-hoc risk and performance reports based on client requests to support the Business Development team and Investment team;
  • Working closely with the Investment team and Business Development team in shaping the firm's investment
process and product development;
  • Involving in the user requirement studies and user acceptance test relating to risk and performance system where necessary;
  • Liaising with vendor(s) on system requirements, data issues and modelling;
  • Liaising with internal IT and data teams on data and system issues;
  • Minimum of 3 years' hands on working experience, preferably in the fund management industry as a performance and/or risk analyst and/or data analyst; Fresh graduate with good qualification will be considered.
  • Possess strong analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Good knowledge of investment risk management techniques and derivative instruments;
  • Programming, quantitative and database skills and experience in Python, R, VBA, SQL, Access are preferred;
  • CFA/FRM or Financial Engineer will add advantage to the application;
  • Possess the ability to kick-start and see-through process improvement initiatives so as to enhance work efficiency and productivity;
  • Be able to work well under pressure, tight time constraints and a good team player;
  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Previous experience with systems such as FactSet, Morningstar, MSCI Barra, Northfield will also provide the candidate with an earlier head start.

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