Head, Funds Selection

Bank of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
18 Jan 2022
31 Jan 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Bank of Singapore, we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals to join our team. We promote a culture of openness, teamwork and fairness. Most importantly, we invest in our people through our programmes that develop them on both professional and personal levels. Besides attractive remuneration packages, we offer non-financial benefits and opportunities to develop your potential within OCBC Group's global network of subsidiaries and offices. If you have passion, drive and the will to succeed, rise to the challenge today!

General Description
The Head of Funds Selection leads a team of product specialists in the selection and review of mutual funds, hedge funds and exchange-traded funds on the bank's recommended list. The candidate will be responsible for identifying appropriate investment strategies and funds, conducting investment due diligence analysis on funds and onboarding of suitable funds. The candidate will also review, monitor and make appropriate recommendations on existing funds, interfacing with 3 rd party fund managers and internal stakeholders.
Main duties
  • Develop a business strategy to grow and deepen the global funds platform for the bank for both Advisory and Discretionary use cases.
  • Lead product innovation/strategic partnerships and manage relationships with fund houses
  • Lead an effective, high-performing and collaborative team that works closely with stakeholders in the bank, including AIMS (Alternative Investments & Managed Solutions), Relationship Managers and Investment Counsellors as well as Discretionary / Advisory Portfolio Management teams.
  • Lead or participate in cross-departmental projects related to funds including other BOS regional offices and OCBC partners
Fund Selection/Review:
  • Monitor market trends and identify best-in-class/differentiated investment strategies for onboarding to the Bank's recommended lists of Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and ETFs
  • Lead a team of product specialists/senior product specialists in the assessment and ongoing review and of the products on the Bank's recommended lists of Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and ETFs.
  • Sit on the Investment Committee as part of the approval process for the addition of funds to the banks' recommended list
Investment Insights/Recommendations:
  • Develop investment recommendations on funds in the Bank's recommended lists
  • Provide regular Fund insights and research internally within BOS, that is relevant for team's investment assessment of recommended funds
  • Provide product training and respond to queries from front office on fund-related matters
  • Present in training sessions and internal management presentations.

  • At least 12 years' experience in a fund/manager selection role.
  • Investment and regulatory knowledge across equity, fixed income and other related asset classes (e.g. commodities, hedge funds) in different markets.
  • Experience with funds databases and other data sources.
  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation skill
  • Fluent in English and, preferably Mandarin
  • University degree from a reputable university
  • Preferably with a CFA or other relevant post graduate qualifications in finance.
  • ESG credentials would be an advantage.
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