Asset Management – Operations – Portfolio Administration Manager

January 24, 2024

Asset Management – Operations – Portfolio Administration Manager

ReferenceCO 000088

  • Standard / Permanent
  • Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • OPERATION PROCESSING
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ROLE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

This role manages, oversees and provides portfolio administration & operational support to the investment management teams in APAC regions. This covered all different kinds of financial instruments including equities, fixed income, Foex, etc. The role needs to work closely with local and global internal teams & external services providers to support daily activities.

Apart from daily activities, the role also monitors the evolution & changes in the market impacting access, operations & settlement procedures in Asia & update the Front to Back process.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Responsible for managing and overseeing the trade lifecycle, including order processing, trade settlement, corporate actions, valuation functions etc., performed by internal teams and external providers.
  • Promptly respond to queries from the internal teams (investment management, client services) and provide solutions to the issues encountered by the investment teams
  • Analyse, review and prepare regulatory, compliance, management, analytical and ad-hoc report requests from internal/external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate operational on-boarding of the new portfolios, as well as portfolio closures.
  • Strategize with technology to design and implement solutions to drive operational efficiencies.
  • Maintain an astute awareness of industry, markets, best practices and regulatory changes & settlement practices across the Asian markets.
  • Analyse the impact of these market & regulatory changes, oversee, develop and implement new processes and reporting to manage trade life cycle in these markets.

KEY INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS                                                          

  • Internal: Portfolio Managers, Dealers, Client Services, Sales, Operations & IT teams
  • External: Custodians, Fund Accountants, Market Intermediary and Services Providers

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 8 years’ relevant working experience preferably with 5 years in Asset Management/Custody
  • Proficiency in written and oral English & Mandarin

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / COMPETENCIES (TECHNICAL / BEHAVIOURAL / LEADERSHIP)

  • Sound knowledge of the Asset Management industry and understanding of back and front office functions.
  • Good understanding of security markets & settlement practices across Asian markets, in particular restricted markets e.g. China, India, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines.
  • Excellent communication skills, be able to lead meetings & discussions and drive consensus.
  • Strong interpersonal skill, maintain good partnership with PM, team, internal users in Asia & global and external service providers
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Blackrock Aladdin Solution is an advantage
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