Global Hedge Fund - Corporate Development Strategist

  • Negotiable
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 08 Nov 18

Opportunity to join an exciting team within a world class hedge fund.

Responsibilities:

  • Applying creativity, rigor and collaborative skills to help plan and execute growth within the Asia Pacific region;
  • Participate in shaping the long-term strategy and operating model of the firm;
  • Take ownership and accountability around specific initiatives and areas of focus, including some of the firm's most strategic projects;
  • Follow new technologies, innovative business models, regional market trends and financial services disruptions, and uncover and analyze new business opportunities that may have been created as a result of these market shifts and changes
  • Driving execution of new business initiatives through a range of structures
  • Incubating new initiatives using a combination of product prototyping, modelling and business development capabilities
  • Cultivating and developing strategic partnerships in the region
  • Identifying, assessing and negotiating strategic investments
  • You will help define the scope and organization of the team as it evolves;
  • You will grow and mentor a team of highly talented professionals;
  • You will partner with global offices for joint projects and initiatives;
  • You will develop a network of external partners within large corporations and start-ups across an array of industries;
  • You will build relationships with all operations (Corporate, Engineering and Modeling) and businesses within the organisation;
  • You will partner with the leadership team in defining and executing your work.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from a top tier University (with a minimum GPA of 3.5) - majors / minors in engineering, data science, mathematics, computer science, or related scientific disciplines preferred;
  • Graduate degree (including but not limited to MBA) preferred;
  • 7+ years post-Bachelor experience in a combination of corporate development, business strategy, venture capital, product development, management consulting, advanced degree and / or equivalent;
  • Industry sector experience in technology, financial services (in particular, investment management) and / or financial technology highly preferred;
  • Proven track record of being creative, resilient and resourceful in testing new ideas
  • A high willingness to learn any topic and approach problems from first principles, with the support of rigorous quantitative and qualitative analyses;
  • Confirmed ability to take an idea from blank sheet of paper, to development of clear and concise recommendation, to full execution;
  • Extensive network of large corporates, start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors in your industry;
  • Experience attracting and developing high talent, with direct responsibility for hiring, mentorship and career development;
  • Experience negotiating and structuring acquisitions, investments, and / or partnerships is a big plus;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • A demonstrated passion for technology, financial services and investment management;
  • Fluency in English and at least one Asian language (preferably, Mandarin Chinese)