Associate Director, Asia Life Fund

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M&G plc.
Singapore, Singapore
23 Apr 2022
23 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role:

The role holder will assist with delivering investment performance with the objective to outperform our competitor, and delivering target returns for our investors within an acceptable level of risk tolerance under the Asia Life Fund mandate.

The role would be focusing on the following key focus areas:
  • Supporting the Fund Manager with oversight of the global portfolio of fund of funds program for the Asia Life Fund Mandate with prime responsibility for the Asia portfolio
  • Supporting the Fund Manager in expanding the Asia Life Fund mandate to include portfolio management for direct real estate investments in Value Add strategies
  • Working closely with the Fund Manager & CIO, Asia in generation of new investment ideas, including and not limiting to areas such as acquisition opportunities, joint ventures and new product development

Key Work Level Accountabilities:

Manager or Expert:
  • To be accountable for delivering expert advice /service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise to deliver outcomes for the portfolio and businesses; managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Working with the Fund Manager to create fund strategies for the Asia Life Fund mandate. Investing and managing allocation for (a) Fund of Funds (FoF) strategies and (b) direct investment in value add strategies
  • Developing and executing portfolio strategy, business plan, and budget under the managed portfolio
  • Contributing to firm's investment management strategy through research and market intelligence, including keeping current on competitive and regulatory landscape and best practices
  • Participating in investment and portfolio management process including evaluation and underwriting of the potential acquisitions and perform hold/divestment analysis of portfolio investment, work with Investment Committee (IC) & Client to approve new investments to achieve performance and risk objectives
  • Maintaining centralized oversight of investment performance monitoring and analysis, investor reporting, governance and returns bench marking. Actively monitoring fund liquidity and maximize investor distributions and returns within calculated risks in the portfolio
  • Having working knowledge of the Fund's respective tax structures, and ensure that such structure are in line with the tax policy of the Fund
  • Taking responsibility for monitoring and managing relationship with the investment managers that we have invested funds with,
  • Grow critical relationships with existing and potential investors and supporting their needs and liaising with them to determine and oversee the implementation of the fund strategy.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Masters / Bachelor's Degree / in relevant area of study including Finance, Real Estate Management
  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant experience with fund-of-funds strategy or direct real estate investments and portfolio management role with board knowledge and extensive networks in the fund management industry
  • A demonstrable track record of positively contributing to investment performance through pro-active portfolio management to the benefit of funds represented
  • The demonstrated ability to lead and negotiate transactions (a proven track record in dealing with international institutional investors will be viewed favourably) and experience in transaction fund documentation
  • Deep and trusted relationships with fund managers and investors across Asia markets
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to interact well with different functions and levels
  • A team player with ability to interact and contribute to a small team and willing to coach and develop the junior members of the team

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

At M&G Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.

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