Senior Associate, Property Research

M&G plc.
Singapore, Singapore
14 May 2022
13 Jun 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
What you can expect from us:

We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

The Role:

Be a key member of the research team, contributing to the development of the house view on Asia-Pacific real estate markets. You will help form strategic and tactical recommendations to M&G Real Estate (RE) managed funds on investments across Asia Pacific markets, taking into consideration both risks and returns The role will also involve generating new investment ideas and insights that help form new investment initiatives and products. You will also be expected to help raise M&G RE's profile as a thought-leader in the industry.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:

Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • 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:
  • Manage medium and long- term view formation of prospective performance for the APAC property markets. Assemble and interpret global, regional and local economic and property market information to form views about rental growth, pricing and prospective total returns for property markets in Asia Pacific; collaborate and hold discussions with other internal teams to develop consensus-driven house views
  • Analyse fund positioning and strategy by liaising with fund management teams. Formulate investment strategy recommendations and determine portfolio risk, and contribute to the setting of investment objectives. Work with global research team based in London to develop global strategy recommendations
  • Provide key market information and assess underwriting assumptions for specific proposed transactions to assist in the investment decision-making process
  • Produce written reports to present views held on the real estate markets for investors' quarterly/annual reports, Global Real Estate Outlook report and other market debriefs as required
  • Manage research projects analysing trends and themes relevant to the real estate markets to assess potential investment opportunities and risks so as to develop investment strategies for the funds and clients. Outputs include published internal and external papers that would help advance the knowledge of M&G RE and raise the Company's profile as a thought-leader
  • Provide support for business development and fund raising initiatives by developing presentation narratives and presenting to clients and their advisors, prepare responses to media queries when required on the property industry in general and on matters concerning property investment
  • Work closely with asset management and the fund management teams to provide strategic advice and analysis that would help lead to a buy, hold, fix, or sell decision for the fund management teams on portfolio assets.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Degree in real estate, economics, finance, business or related fields of study is preferred
  • Relevant experience of at least 4 years in real estate research (sell side/buy-side/consulting)Excellent analytical skills
  • Good command of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint applications
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within and across 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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