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Director, Investment Risk Management, International Markets

Hong Kong
Job Type
8 Sep 2022


  • Lead investment oversight of the China insurance JV and the JV s Asset Management Company (AMC). Relying on deep and practical knowledge of the China investment market and insurance asset management practices, advise International Markets (IM) Global Office, Investment Management and corporate stakeholders on China investment markets, insurer practices, asset classes and specific assets
  • Work with the JV management team using a balanced and practical approach to apply investment management best practices and risk-return objectives in the context of the China investment markets to meet liability requirements, improve asset-liability management and optimize long-term return
  • Advise JV in the management of their asset manager, the AMC, and in development of an effective investment oversight framework
  • Liaise with the AMC management team to understand their business plans, investment capabilities, investment products, investment processes, governance framework and control practices. Advise the AMC, the JV and on opportunities to more effectively meet client objectives with particular focus on the JV s requirements
  • Support the board representatives of the AMC by reviewing AMC board materials in partnership with other supporting functions
  • Build management oversight and communication processes to support understanding of AMC s business risks and make recommendation on risk mitigations to senior decision-makers
  • Regularly conduct deep dives to assess China portfolio investment opportunities and risks at geographic, industry, asset type or instrument levels
  • Partner with investment management to execute special review on troubled assets in China
  • Coordinate investment reporting into internal data infrastructure
  • Influence and guide the AMC to adopt ERM principles
  • Serve as liaison between China insurance JV and the AMC with International Markets office and functional leadership teams at U.S. group level
  • Lead investment oversight of India insurance JV
  • Stay on top of relevant market trends and identify investment opportunities and risks


  • Degree holder in finance, actuarial science, statistics or other degree
  • A minimum of 10 years experience working in or overseeing the investments of an insurance asset portfolio as well as Asset Management Company
  • Professional designation such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or fellowship of an internationally recognized actuarial organization (FSA, FIA, FCIA, etc.)
  • Familiarity with designing appropriate asset investment strategies to back insurance liabilities and capital. Experience with designing appropriate reporting and control frameworks to assess the asset/liability management of these portfolios
  • Experience supporting board level conversations for asset management companies in China
  • In depth knowledge of the business drivers, processes and operating model of AMCs in China
  • Exhibit leadership skills to recommend constructive change and obtain management buy-in
  • Self-starter who is able to work successfully, proactively and independently, manage competing priorities and be flexible in roles and responsibilities
  • Strong ability to perform well and be unfailingly diplomatic in a high pressure and complex environment
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Proven analytical, planning, and organizing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Mandarin. Cantonese is desirable but not essential.
  • Willing to travel, especially to China and India
  • Experience in health insurance will be an asset
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  • Job Reference: 707118687-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Bluemont Consulting
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Insurance & Superannuation
  • Job Type: Permanent