Our graduate programmes offer a unique opportunity to develop a comprehensive view of the asset management industry from marketing and sales to investment, through a series of rotations. Graduate trainees experience rotations in a number of functional areas over a period of 18 months, enabling them to develop first-hand knowledge and familiarise themselves with our investment teams and our products. The rotation will most likely include international rotation subject to the candidate`s English fluency. They gain exposure to a wide range of experts within the firm and form part of international graduate network.
They also have the opportunity to develop their soft skills through individually tailored training programmes, helping them to deepen their personal branding and communication skills. On the technical side, they prepare for the CMA or CFA qualification during the programme.
●What do we offer
A permanent position including a specific 18-month programme with rotations to build expertise and professional skills. Opportunity to complete a leading professional certification (CMA, CFA, USCPA, etc.). Participation in the Group training programme to enhance personal branding, communication, presentation and self-leadership skills. Integration into the Group graduate community. Opportunities to create a strong network among experts and business leaders.
・Conduct quarterly, monthly and weekly investment reporting to clients. ・Prepare market reports by monitoring the market daily. ・Assist with RFPs as necessary. ・Work closely with sales teams to develop business opportunities. ・Update and prepare presentation materials. ・Competitor analysis.
＜Job Description Summary＞ The manager of the ITM Fund Accounting Group is responsible for performing a sustainable fund accounting processes for daily NAV calculations of ITM funds.
＜Job Description＞ Major Responsibilities:
●Perform daily processes around ITM fund accounting including subscription/redemption processes with distributors, submissions of instructions to trustees and an outsourcing agent, NAV issuances to distributions, and fund financial closing processing. ●Oversee processes that have been outsourced to the outsourcing agent ●Prepare / Review ITM monthly reports submitted to the Investment Trusts Association, Japan (ITAJ) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) ●Manage the ITM Fund Accounting group as a team leader ●Respond to any ITM relevant inquires raised by the trustees or outsourcing agency ●Communicate with an external auditor with regard to fund financial statements ●Support a new ITM fund launch as a specialist of ITM Fund Accounting ●Make the daily ITM processing more effectively based on an analysis of past trends or incidents
＜Major Responsibilities＞ ●Create and check Client reports for investment advisor clients and investment trust funds. (Covers Retail, Financial Institute Group and Pension) ●Create and check the statutory reports. ●Handle ad hoc requirements and respond promptly and professionally to inquiries on client reporting from internal/external clients.
The Investments division of a U.S.-based Fortune 500 company seeks a Senior Compliance Manager for its operations in Tokyo. We are the market leader in the provision of investment solutions to institutions, offering investment consulting and asset management services in Japan and throughout the world. You should be self-motivated, detail-oriented and be a clear communicator in Japanese and English, with the ability to work closely not just with the Japan team but also with our global team of legal and compliance experts, who will also support you. This role will report directly to the Asia Legal Counsel.
Oversee and monitor the implementation of compliance, governance and risk management controls in the Tokyo office, which consists of two licensed entities. Advise all departments, especially the Tokyo consulting professionals, in relation to asset management and advisory regulations from a Japanese perspective. Be the primary point of contact with the Japan FSA and KLFB, other government authorities and external legal counsel. Institute best practices by continuously testing the Japanese compliance program and developing it to meet new financial regulations. Supervise compliance testing and monitoring in accordance with global and local standards. Review customer contracts, engagement letters and statements of work for adherence to law and regulation as well as to internal requirements. Support the organization and offering of new financial products (primarily funds) and services. Liaise with the firm’s international legal and compliance team and assist in implementing global initiatives. Preparation, submission and maintenance of regulatory filings.
ROLE SUMMARY In this role, the person will be responsible for offering the client services to the institutional investors, not only various financial institutions but also pension plan sponsors, by creating the solid relationship, arranging the internal resources and handling various requests/queries from clients (internal & external).
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY -Fast pacing environment where spontaneous response to demanding client requests is a key to success in the role. Positive, Energetic and team-orientation are highly valued.
Investment Contribute to team investment process and contribute to team management of assets Lead meetings with management of companies Attend all regular team meetings to discuss and present investment ideas Provide updates on company meetings and results at team meetings Represent the company in client meetings
Leadership/People Management Mentor and train junior team members
Marketing/Business Development Present the investment process to prospective clients Work closely with distribution team to win new mandates
Portfolio Administration Maintain model portfolios Plan and execute trades and ensure all trades are in line with requirements of client mandates.
Portfolio Construction/Management Assist in monitoring portfolio/portfolio activities in the course of portfolio management work To assist in portfolio construction e.g. planning and setting up trades To participate in generating trade ideas for funds managed on desk To assist in monitoring portfolios / portfolio activities in the course of portfolio management work To be able to rebalance portfolios around corporate actions and index management changes (particularly around index reviews)
Research Undertake security and sector analysis and complete stock notes Keep up-to-date on sector, country and market developments and trends Country trips and produce investment trip reports To perform analysis of company results and provide results commentaries of portfolio holdings
Risk Management To maintain up-to-date knowledge of compliance and dealing procedures To comply with all regulatory, legal, corporate and client mandates
Training and Development To build and maintain knowledge of the company’s investment process, products and allocated market/sector responsibilities To build and maintain knowledge of the company’s systems, including Charles River, Bloomberg and Lotus Notes databases To participate and attend Continual Professional development opportunities in order to maintain knowledge and skills
The Associate Director, Manager Research will be a senior member of the group’s global Manager Research team. The Associate Director will drive our thought-leadership agenda for the Japanese market and represent the group’s global research offering to current and potential clients, acting as a public representative of our mission, process, capabilities, and research outcomes. The role will serve as the ambassador for the group’s governance solutions (Analyst Ratings, Select Lists, Scorecards, Product Due Diligence and Risk Ratings) as well as our suite of quantitative research methodologies, - representing these analytics externally, as well as adapting them further for use in the Japanese market, will be key focuses. The position is based in our Tokyo office.
Engage with the external market (pension funds, financial institutions, media, regulators) to strengthen perceptions of the group’s Manager Research capabilities. Collaborate on the global thought leadership program that showcases and strengthen perceptions of the group’s research capabilities; liaise with other research practices to produce global and local research pieces our stakeholders can leverage on. Lead the country’s manager research thought-leadership agenda by authoring articles and white papers, hosting industry meetings and conferences. Represent the Manager Research team in interactions with the local sales team, actively helping shape service-level terms for any Manager Research deployments. Work with global and regional product teams to curate research content for our local and global clients. Promote the group’s Direct awareness, through usage and participation in client events such as Direct User Forums. Make regular and relevant contributions to media platforms Help local business and sales leaders assess opportunities to develop Manager Research (and other) business opportunities. Contribute tothe group’s Global Investor Experience Survey (and other global studies) by partnering with global colleagues and taking lead responsibilities on sections relating to the Japanese market. Provide ideas and input that enhance the research process, methodology and products. Increase ties withthe group’s Investment Management (IM) and other potential and existing clients.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES -Responsible for selling investment management services to Japanese institutional investors with a particular focus on financial institutions. -Develop understanding of client portfolios, needs, and decision-making processes; and strategize and execute sales plan. -Drive new business development. -Maintain and enhance relationships with existing clients. -Develop knowledge of the range of the firm’s products offering for the clients. -Identify prospective clients, prepare presentations and follow up on client contacts, and close the sale of investment services. -Identify cross-sell opportunities.