Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Manager, Investment firm

Profile Search & Selection Singapore, EA Licence No: 16S8069
Singapore, Singapore
16 Mar 2023
15 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client, a major investment firm, seeks a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for their Emerging Market debt portfolio. This crucial position reports directly to the CEO in Singapore, and carries responsibility for leading the EM Investment teams based in the city, as well as driving sustainable investment performance and business growth.

As the Portfolio Manager, the chosen candidate will oversee the construction and management of EM bond client portfolios, working closely with research analysts and traders to evaluate new investment opportunities in both primary and secondary markets. Additionally, the role will involve ongoing monitoring of portfolios.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Leading up the EM investment and Credit Research teams based in Singapore. Supervising, mentoring and coaching portfolio managers.
  • Managing EM debt portfolios in accordance with mandate guidelines and investment strategy in conjunction with the other members of the portfolio management and research team.
  • Overlay sustainability, climate and ESG factors into portfolio construction.
  • Contribute to the team's investment process meetings (Multi Asset Fixed Income, Global Aggregate...)
  • Meet with clients to review investment performance.
  • Work with investment specialists, sales and marketing teams to develop the Emerging Market Debt business

Selection Criteria:
  • 10+ years of EM Debt portfolio management with a proven track record and understanding of related processes, regulations, and governance
  • Extensive and proven leader; have managed multicultural teams based in different locations to meet business objectives
  • Track record of critical thinking and industry product knowledge, with a global attitude and a strong local advocacy.
  • Ability to pitch and convince a wide range of investors, with a good understanding of their needs, strategies in terms of asset allocation, portfolio construction and liability management. Understand ESG related challenges faced by investors.
  • Demonstrate the ability to leverage robust global, cross-functional relationships for constant collaboration and partnership
  • Ability to work in tight deadlines, managed prioritization and stakeholder expectations across multiple competing priorities.
  • CFA and Certificate in ESG investing is an added advantage
  • Fluency in English. Working proficiency in Mandarin Chinese would be a plus

Singapore Employment Agency Licence No: 16S8069

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