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Assistant Manager - Investment Risk Management

Public Mutual Berhad
Menara Public Bank 2, Jalan Raja Chulan
Attractive remuneration & benefits, e.g. bonus, medical, dental, loans, retirement benefits, etc.
Closing date
Aug 19, 2024

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Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory, Risk Management
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job responsibilities:

  • Manage and review the internal and external reporting requirements, framework, policies and procedures relating to investment risk.
  • Perform empirical analysis on all funds to identify portfolio at risk to changing in macroeconomic environment of the financial industry.
  • Propose strategies/ action plans to mitigate/ address any concerns or risk identified that require attention from the Senior Management.
  • Develop or implement risk-assessment models or methodologies to identify portfolio at risk or cash flow behaviour for the funds.
  • Identify key risk areas and mitigating factors of potential businesses and products/ funds to be undertaken/ launched by the Company. 

Job requirements:

  • Degree in Risk Management/ Finance/ Economics/ Statistics/ Business Management/ Business Studies.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in a financial institution/ asset management company or stockbroking firm.
  • Possesses knowledge and experience in portfolio reporting on Fixed Income, Equity, Money Market, derivatives (FX Forward, index futures) and hedging on market, liquidity and credit risks.
  • Familiar with the following : -
    • Usage of Bloomberg for analytic purposes, e.g. PRTU, AIMS, PORT, LQA, VaR, etc.
    • Risk metrics particularly on Risk Adjusted Return ratio, i.e. Information ratio, Sharpe ratio as well as risk budgeting, tracking error, active share, etc.
    • Formularization of stress testing parameters, assumptions from liquidity as well as impact on PnL from portfolio point of view.
    • Hedge accounting/ hedge effectiveness calculation.
    • Microsoft Excel functions, e.g. Macro, VBA, SQL, etc.
  • Have a deep and broad understanding of business and legislation related to unit trust/ banking/ financial/ insurance industry.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Possesses good analytical skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to lead and manage a team of staff.


Public Mutual Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Public Bank, is No.1* in both private unit trusts and Private Retirement Scheme in Malaysia. It commands a market share of 32.9%** and 45%** for the retail funds sector and PRS respectively. The Company manages more than 160 funds in-house for over 4.5 million accountholders. As at end-September 2021, Public Mutual’s total net asset value stood at more than RM100 billion^.

The Company’s investment philosophy is based on fundamental research with the objective of delivering superior and consistent returns over the medium- to long-term. Public Mutual offers a comprehensive range of products comprising conventional and Shariah-based series of funds to cater to its investors’ needs and risk appetite. The Company is also an approved PRS provider and offers nine core and non-core PRS funds to suit investors’ age, preference and risk tolerance. In addition, the Company offers other financial planning services in the form of Investment Planning, Will and Wasiat Writing and Insurance/Takaful.

Public Mutual has an extensive distribution force of more than 30,000 unit trust consultants and is supported by 31 customer service centres/branches nationwide. In addition, the Company is augmented by more than 260 Public Bank branches, which also function as Public Mutual’s ubiquitous collection centres.

*In terms of total retail fund size managed amongst private unit trust companies and PRS providers in Malaysia. Source: The Edge Lipper: 25 October 2021.

**Source: The Edge Lipper: 25 October 2021.

^ Source: As listed in Lipper, October 2021 and inclusive of our wholesale funds. 

Company info
Menara Public Bank 2
No.78, Jalan Raja Chulan
Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

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