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Director, Investment, APAC

Wellington Management Company, LLP Hong Kong
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
About Us

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

About the Role

The Position
Our global investment platform is comprised of over 1000 investment professionals across seven investment functions (Hedge Funds, Private Investments, Investment Boutiques, Investment Research, Investment Science, Sustainability & Investment Strategy) in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. The team collectively manages over $1 trillion in assets across the capital structure.

The APAC Investment Platform leadership team is responsible for ensuring Wellington has a world-class global investment platform with excellent investment results, capabilities, infrastructure, talent, and products to meet the evolving needs of clients now and in the future. We are seeking to add a Director to join the APAC Investment Platform leadership team in leading and managing our investment teams in the region. As a core member in the APAC leadership team, you will develop and execute the department's strategic plan and various initiatives to ensure the APAC investment teams have the talent and resources they need to deliver for clients. The position is based in Hong Kong or Singapore and will report to the Head of Investments, Asia Pacific

The successful candidate will have a passion for investing, demonstrable problem-solving skills, a commercial outlook and the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment. They will be the utmost fiduciary and be laser-focused on helping investment teams deliver excellent performance for our clients.

Essential Skills
People management experience: The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping others develop and experience in managing diverse and global investment talent including the ability to identify, coach, evaluate and lead talent. They will have the flexibility and openness to continue learning, evolving and growing as a manager of investment talent.

Superior collaboration and influencing skills: The successful candidate will enjoy contributing to a highly collaborative leadership team. They will bring credibility to engage productively with senior investors and leaders, including ability to provide a point of view, constructively challenge status quo and solve problems. The ideal candidate will bring a flexible mindset and creative approach to problem solving with the discretion to manage competing priorities from multiple stakeholders.

Passion for investing and trusted leader: They will have a passion for investing, demonstrable problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment. They will be the utmost fiduciary and laser focused on helping Investors deliver differentiated and excellent investment performance. It is critical that the ideal candidate be an empathetic leader with the strongest ability to build trust-based relationships with investors.

Global collaboration and strategic mindset: The successful candidate must possess the capacity to work collaboratively with investors and colleagues from other platforms to address complex global challenges. They should demonstrate a strategic mindset by envisioning the long-term shared goals, aligning actions with objectives, and leveraging complementary strengths of the team to maximize impact and achieving sustainable outcomes.

Responsibilities
INVESTMENT CAPABILITIES & TALENT Ensuring that we attract, develop and retain the investment talent necessary to generate excellent research and drive investment performance:
  • Building diverse and inclusive teams in which different perspectives, backgrounds and skill are embraced to improve idea generation and client outcomes
  • Providing ongoing guidance, coaching and feedback for both junior and experienced investment professionals (e.g., helping them have impact by focusing on long term, deep, differentiated research; counseling on team dynamics; finding solutions to 'pain points;' enabling effective communication and the interface between investors locally, regionally and globally; and utilizing firm resources, including technology)
  • Succession planning including identifying talent needs/gaps and providing ongoing assessment of Investors' investment skills/capabilities
  • Identifying and developing the skills required in the future, including an alternatives skill set (shorting, absolute return mindset), investment science and advanced data skills, portfolio management capabilities, and risk taking; and
  • Providing ongoing assessment of investment skill/capabilities and managing mid- and year-end performance and compensation review processes.
INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE, INTEGRITY & RISK Promoting idea generation, robust and respectful investment debates leading to excellent investment performance in our portfolios. Ensuring portfolios are taking risks consistent with client expectations and regulatory requirements:
  • Supporting Investors to develop well-articulated investment philosophies and processes
  • Helping to provide risk management, fiduciary and supervisory oversight, and regulatory oversight
  • Ensuring a successful operational model for each Investor's research and investment process
  • Managing investment capacity for each team and strategy; and
  • Leverage the investor's time to ensure they are focused on their research agenda, generating excellent investment results and communicating their best ideas to the rest of the firm effectively and efficiently.
INFRASTRUCTURE & SUPPORT Ensuring that the APAC Investment Platform has the necessary infrastructure and support to achieve its investment objectives and meet our fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities:
  • Ensuring necessary infrastructure and support is in place
  • Participating in new product development discussions globally and across functions; and
  • Connecting and collaborating with key support areas (Trading, Product Management, Legal and Compliance, IT, Global Relationship Group) and across regions to ensure effective end-to-end investment processes
Qualifications
  • 15+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Fundamental research capability incl. breath of sector knowledge in Asia Equities
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to manage, prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously and focused on results
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with ability to articulate and integrate numerous viewpoints and mobilize/influence across the firm
  • Ability to navigate stressful situations with poise, focused on being a calming presence, active listener and pragmatic problem solver
  • Prior management experience of investors and/or first-hand investment experience, either as an Analyst or Portfolio Manager, would be advantageous
  • Experience managing experienced investors while having a regional and global collaboration and commerciality mindset
  • Strong academic credentials: MBA and/or CFA (or equivalent)
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMWTalentOperations@wellington.com .
Job ID  R88818_46174555787_0
ABOUT COMPANY
Boston, United States
3000 Employees Asset Management
Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the largest independent investment management firms in the world. We serve as a trusted a...
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