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Asset Management, Asia Operations, Executive Director

Req #: 170093065
Location: Mongkok, , HK
Job Category: Asset Management
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. JP Morgan is a global leader in asset and wealth management services. The Asset & Wealth Management line of business serves institutional, ultra-high net worth, high net worth and retail clients through its Asset Management and Wealth Management businesses. With client assets of $2.4 trillion and assets under management of $1.7 trillion, we are one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world.
 
The Executive Director of Asset Management Operations for Asia will be working with the Head of Asset Management Operations in Asia to help define and drive strategy and execution, and assist in overall management for Asset Management across the region. The role is located in Hong Kong and will report directly to the regional Head of Asset Management Operations in Asia
 
 
Overview: Asset Management Asia Business
  • Presence in 7 countries, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore & SEA, Korea and Australia
  • Over 1,600 employees, including more than 150 investment professionals
  • $138b in AUM:
    • Channels - 59b Funds, 62b Institutional, 17b Liquidity
    • Products - 47b Equities, 46b Fixed Income, 20b Solutions, 6b Alts, 18b Liquidity
  • Established the first asset management Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in China (2016)
  • 49% ownership in China Asset Manager, China International Fund Management Co., Ltd. (CIFM)
  • Manages assets for 9 of the top 10 largest sovereigns in Asia
 
Key responsibilities: 
 
Operations:
  • Working closely with business partners and other key stakeholders, keeping aligned to the business direction and influencing decisions that will impact the Operations function in Asia
  • Working closely with project team, ensure a seamless transition to a new operating model, including outsourcing of fund accounting, transfer agency and certain operational functions
  • Help define China operations build-out strategy
  • Refining operating model to ensure exceptional operational support, control & oversight and proactive risk management
  • Ensuring vendors meet and exceed service level agreements through active management and oversight tools
  • Ensure new product development is efficient and supported
  • Partnering with Technology to enhance productivity, improve process efficiency and the client experience
  • Interacting with Regulators and Auditors
  • Participating in industry initiatives and forums, and keeping the firm on the cutting edge
  • Developing and managing the business plan and meet financial targets
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring performance metrics to ensure quality and efficiency in business processes
  • Partnering closely with global and regional managers to establish consistency and best practices
  • Proactively leading the talent agenda including resource planning, talent and performance management, professional skills development and diversity
  • Continuing to increase awareness and application of JPMC Business Principles
  • Acting as an important touch point for key internal investment relationships
  • Helping define and execute a long term strategy for the region that will deliver value to the firm and clients

 

  • Experience in managing, inspiring and motivating medium-size teams, providing vision, creativity, presence, and credibility
  • Strong sense of prioritization, urgency, execution and delivery with extensive experience of driving process change and efficiencies in a growing business
  • Deep knowledge and experience in fixed income, equities, and derivatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Funds business (manufacturing); mutual and institutional funds
  • Excellent understanding of the investment process and associated market practices with the ability to think strategically about how to create business led solutions
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of investments and enterprise risk
  • Strong service mentality
  • Proven ability to build strong, cohesive partnerships with the Business, Technology and other key stakeholders and work effectively in a matrix organization
  • Ability to challenge, influence and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure decisions are well thought out and can be executed from an operations perspective
  • Sharing ownership and management of the regional Operations model
  • Innovative and creative thought leader with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills, influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to establish and communicate the strategic vision and complex ideas  to all levels
  • Fluency in English and Chinese (traditional and/or simplified Chinese) and proficient in Mandarin speaking
  • Solid experience in communicating and dealing with Chinese regulators (possessing strong relationships with them is an advantage)
  • Autonomous decision-making, accountability in a highly matrixed environment, and leading by example
  • Profound knowledge of China market and regulatory development
  • Strong oversight and control mindset
  • Financial and budgeting skills
  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) required
  • At least five years’ experience at Executive Director level

 

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