VP, Risk Manager, UOB Asset Management

United Overseas Bank
Singapore, Singapore
11 Sep 2022
25 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
VP, Risk Manager, UOB Asset Management

Posting Date: 07-Sep-2022

Location: Raffles Place, Singapore, SG

Company: UOB Asset Management Ltd

About UOB
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.
Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values - Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department
UOB Asset Management is a leading Asian asset manager with award-winning investment expertise in fixed income and equities. Headquartered in Singapore, we offer global investment management expertise to individuals, institutions and corporations from a regional network spanning Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and beyond. Our comprehensive product suite includes innovative solutions covering retail unit trusts, exchange-traded funds and customised portfolio management services.

Job Responsibilities
We invite dynamic and highly motived individuals with good qualifications to join our Risk team as a Risk Manager to make a difference.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Head of Risk Management of UOBAM, the successful candidate will join a team responsible for providing regional risk and performance oversight and analysis within UOBAM Group.

Instead of being traditionally perceived "risk police", the team's vision is to value add to our investment and business process and ultimately to support and secure the sustainability of our business growth and strategic objectives in an appropriately managed, risk-aware and controlled manner.

In this role, you will be expected to assist in developing, implementing, maintaining, improving and communicating an enterprise-wide risk management framework, risk policies and guidelines, and eventually rolling out across subsidiaries. You will also have the opportunity to supervise the junior analysts in the team locally and regionally.

Other key responsibilities of this position are as follows:

• Reviewing the risk-return profiles of our funds and portfolios and recommending appropriate risk parameters and performance targets;
• Performing qualitative and quantitative analysis on investment portfolios to identify drivers of risk and performance;
• Ensuring adequate end-to-end process and tools are in place to monitor and control risk-taking activities against pre-defined parameters/limits, and proactively highlight risk and performance issues;
• Producing regular reports highlighting key risk areas, including market, credit, liquidity and environmental risk measures, and key performance trend, contribution and attribution analytics to portfolio managers, senior management, Investment Committee and Board;
• Performing stress test or ad-hoc scenario analysis on portfolios assigned;
• Conducting Due Diligence on third-party managers' funds and portfolios from investment risk and performance perspectives;
• Working closely with Investment team and Business Development team in shaping the firm's investment
• process and product development;
• Involving in the user requirement studies and user acceptance test relating to risk and performance system where necessary;
• Liaising with vendor(s) on system requirements, data issues and modelling;
• Liaising with internal IT and data teams on data and system issues;
• Supervising junior analysts locally and regionally and providing trainings in specific areas where necessary and appropriate.

Job Requirements
• Minimum of 5 - 10 years hands on working experience, preferably in the fund management industry as a performance and/or risk analyst and/or data analyst;
• Possess strong analytical and quantitative skills;
• Good knowledge of investment risk management techniques and derivative instruments;
• Programming, quantitative and database skills and experience in Python, R, VBA, SQL, Access are preferred;
• CFA/FRM or Financial Engineer will add advantage to the application;
• Possess the ability to kick-start and see-through process improvement initiatives so as to enhance work efficiency and productivity;
• Be able to work well under pressure, tight time constraints and a good team player;
• Good written and oral communication and presentation skills;
• Previous experience with systems such as FactSet, Morningstar, MSCI Barra, Northfield will also provide the candidate with an earlier head start.

Be a part of UOB Family
UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

Apply now and make a difference.

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