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Asset Management Strategy & Business Transformation Team, Associate

Req #: 170115515
Location: Hong Kong, , HK
Job Category: Asset Management
Job Description:

With assets under management exceeding $1.7 trillion, J.P. Morgan Asset Management (AM) is one of the largest investment managers in the world. We serve institutional and retail clients in all regions and channels by offering global investment management in equities, fixed income, solutions, real estate, hedge funds, private equity and liquidity.

Our fiduciary responsibility defines our relationship with clients and informs the basis of every decision we make on their behalf. This core principle is the foundation of our business as we work to understand our clients' needs, offer informed advice and execute strategies to generate excess returns and provide world-class client solutions.

 

Team Overview

The Asset Management Strategy team (AM Strategy) partners with senior Asset Management leadership as a trusted advisor to solve their most critical strategic and operational issues. 

 

Typical engagements involve:  

  • Performing competitive and market sizing analyses, including profiling competitors’ offerings / strategies and identifying factors driving growth or change in industry structure
  • Identifying and developing growth strategies, based on identifying customer segments, buying behaviors, and customer value propositions
  • Translating growth strategies into operational initiatives, by modeling business decisions, determining cost structures / drivers, and assessing financial impacts
  • Defining operating models and addressing related organizational design and governance issues, such as devising coverage models or defining client segments to differentiate service strategies
  • Engaging in business-wide or function-wide transformation efforts; managing or facilitating inter-line of business initiatives
  • Driving development of key leadership communication and strategy materials (including annual Operating Committee off-sites)
  • Assessing strategic rationale and drivers of value in potential mergers and acquisitions, and coordinating / executing transactions

Our team is seen as an incubator of talent, and former members have taken on roles across the firm.

 

The AM Strategy team is part of the broader Strategy and Business Transformation Team, which is a global team based in New York, London and Hong Kong. 

 

Role Profile:

We are currently looking to recruit an Asset Management Strategy at Senior Associate level to be based in Hong Kong.  They would be responsible for supporting high-priority initiatives across Asia. Associates in AM Strategy help drive key projects forward, executing and owning detailed analyses and developing comprehensive presentations. They collaborate closely with Vice Presidents and Executive Directors on the team, and can expect to work extensively with other colleagues across Asset Management, including front office, product, finance, risk, operations, and technology. Associates are expected to develop recommendations and discussion materials for senior leadership meetings. They have many opportunities to present their work to key stakeholders and engage directly with senior management, including Operating Committee members.

Skills & Qualifications

  • 3+ years within a strategy or management consulting firm, corporate development group, private equity firm, and/or strategy team within a corporate
  • Experience in asset management / financials services preferred but not mandatory
  • Demonstrates strong initiative, exceptional attention to detail and has experience working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

  • Very strong problem solving and critical thinking skills, with ability to develop business insights and hypotheses
  • Strong quantitative skills, particularly designing models in Excel

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with ability to prepare clear and concise, well-designed presentations in Powerpoint

  • Good interpersonal leadership and influencing skills, and ability to achieve goals without direct control over resources

  • Comfort with ambiguity and dynamically shifting priorities, timelines, and demands
  • Fluency in English required. Mandarin strongly preferred

 

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