This sector covers all our fund management or asset management jobs. Known also as 'the buyside', fund management is all about investing other people's money, and earning a fee for the privilege. In many cases, investors are pension funds or 'institutional investors'. They may also be private individuals, governments or corporations. The asset management jobs section includes all jobs in fund management firms - whether those fund managers are investing in equities, fixed income products, or commodities. It also includes jobs in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - investment funds which are tradable on stock exchanges and which are less costly to investors than standard mutual funds. Jobs are also included for asset management trainees and graduates, with a path set to develop careers in asset management.
Traditionally, fund managers have pursued 'long only' strategies, in which they purchased a financial services product, held onto it and hoped it would rise in value. Many institutional investors continue to place the bulk of their money with long only fund managers pursuing this kind of strategy. However, it is also becoming more common for institutional investors to place their money with alternative investment funds which can profit when markets fall.
Very broadly speaking, careers in fund management fall into two categories: active fund managers and passive fund managers.
Active asset managers are those who have to use their skill to beat the market average and often take bigger risks with their investments for better rewards.
By comparison, passive management, or index tracking, involves selecting a portfolio of assets whose value will match that of a financial index - such as the UK's FTSE 100, Eurostoxx 50 in the eurozone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the US and the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong. Simply creating returns that match the market is known as 'generating beta'.
Investment roles - these roles are all about investing the money managed by the asset management firm. People in investment jobs are usually either financial analysts - who scrutinise the best companies and products in which to invest - or portfolio managers, who have the final responsibility for investment decisions on a range of funds across their area of expertise, be it equities, fixed income or alternatives.
Distribution roles - distribution covers roles such as sales, marketing, product development and client servicing. It's all about selling a fund manager's services to clients. Most distribution jobs are focused on winning new business or maintaining existing relationships.
Asset managers also employ research analysts. This less than glamorous role involves working closely with the portfolio managers, visiting companies to assess their investment potential, and sifting through buy and sell information and company reports.
As in investment banking, there's also a whole range of middle-office jobs in fund management in areas such as compliance, operations, performance measurement and risk management.
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|Investment Analyst - International Investment Management - Hong Kong, China||Not Disclosed £100000 - £150000 per annum, Benefits: M...||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
An international investment manager with about USD 10 BN of Assets Under Management devoted to Asian investing...
|Asset Owner Index Sales||MSCI Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
MSCI is looking for an Index Sales to cover asset owner clients in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong.
|Sales Support Associate, for Asia ex Japan Sales Team (Hong Kong)||MSCI negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
MSCI is currently seeking a Sales Support Associate to join our Client Coverage Organization based in Hong Kon...
|Index Sales, Hong Kong||MSCI Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
MSCI is currently seeking an Index Sales professional to join our Client Coverage Organization in Hong Kong.
|Research Associate - Macro||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
Research Associate - Macro
|Manager - Investment Administration (Asia Pacific)||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
Manager - Investment Administration (Asia Pacific)
|Fixed Income Portfolio Specialist||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
Fixed Income Portfolio Specialist
|Great China Portfolio Manager||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||25 May 13|
Great China Portfolio Manager
|Infrastructure Project Manager – Asset Management||Aptitude Asia Excellent||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
A startup asset management firm is looking to hire an Infrastructure Project Manager
|Portfolio Manager – Asset Management Firm||Aptitude Asia Excellent||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
An asset management firm is looking to hire a Portfolio Manager to join a newly startup team in Hong Kong.
|Middle Office Manager & Operations||Randstad Hong Kong 660,000 - 960,000||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
One of the world''s leading financial institutional is currently looking for a dynamic and experienced individ...
|Product Executive||Aim Higher Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
An Asset Manager with strong global presence is currently searching for a Product Executive.
|Client Services Manager||Talent2 Hong Kong Attractive||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Our client is a leading asset management service company that offers a wide range of funds to investors and cu...
|Performance Analysis Manager, Fixed Income||Reed Specialist Recruitment Hong Kong HKD40000 - 60000||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Our client is a Global Financial Institution has already established a strong presence across the Asia Pacific...
|Head of Compliance, Global Asset Manager||Profile Search & Selection Attractive Benefits||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Covering all key asset classes, our client is a Global Asset Manager with AUM in excess of US$250 billion. The...
|Operations, Risk Management VP||Profile Search & Selection Bonus||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Our client is a global leader in asset management who is currently looking for an Asia Head of Operational Ris...
|Head of Mutual Fund Sales & Distribution||Profile Search & Selection Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Shape and execute business development strategy for HK retail distribution of leading global pensions and mutu...
|Investment Administration for Asia Pacific||Profile Search & Selection Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Our client is an international asset management firm looking for a senior manager / leader to manage the depar...
|Sales Manager – Asia Pacific||Industrial Securities competitive||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Industrial Securities is looking for an institutional sales manager to cover its institutional clients in Asia...
|Sales Manager – Europe and North America||Industrial Securities competitive||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Industrial Securities is looking for an institutional sales manager to cover its institutional clients in Euro...
|Media Relations Manager – Investment management – Hong Kong||ConnectedGroup Limited Very attractive||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Our client is looking for a Media Relations Manager to join their team.
|Corporate Services and Compliance Manager||Hays HKD40000.00 - HKD55000.00 per annum||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Head of Corporate Services and Compliance
|Assistant Finance Manager||PineBridge Investments Asia Limited Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
PineBridge Investments is an independent, multi-product investment adviser with approximately US $71 billion i...
|Institutional Sales – VP/Senior Associate – Hong Kong||Kelly Services Hong Kong Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
My client, a global leader in the provision of investment support tools for buy and sell side is currently see...
|Economist||Coface Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Coface is expanding its Hong Kong team with the following position - Economist
|Regional Audit Director (Asset Management)||Aim Higher Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||24 May 13|
Due to rapid expansion in Asia, a global asset management company is looking for a Regional Audit Director to ...
|VBA Developer | Private Equity | Automation Reporting | Investment Management||Selby Jennings $35000 - $430000 per month||Hong Kong SAR||23 May 13|
VBA developer required for a leading private equity firm in Hong Kong. My client is looking for an experienced...
|RFP Marketing Manager||Pure Search Hong Kong Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||23 May 13|
This position is an excellent opportunity to participate in the financial industry, as well as acquire a deep ...
|FIXED INCOME PORTFOLIO MANAGER - ASIA||Robert Walters Hong Kong NEG||Hong Kong SAR||23 May 13|
The Fixed Income Portfolio Manager will have dual responsibilities. manage fixed income portfolios that have a...
|Greater China Sr Equity Analyst/Portfolio Manager||Pure Search Hong Kong competitive||Hong Kong SAR||23 May 13|
My client is global investment manager with offices in Asia, Europe and the US. Within their public equities s...