Head of Research – Fund Management

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 - 16:36

Job Description

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Research is responsible for providing substantive and highly skilled analyses and forecasts of economic, financial market trends for the most complex markets, clients, issues and media activities. The incumbent also provides a high volume of project reviews in high risk segments, contributes substantively to the development of new products, and acts as a key spokesperson on important issues. The Head of Research is the primary spokesperson for the company.

Research, Analysis and Forecasting

  • Provides substantive and highly skilled analyses of complex financial market, the regional economy to identify important trends and provide proposals to BOD.
  • Analyzes the effects of regulations and legislation, and other factors that impact the financial market by conducting primary research or working with external consultants to improve the quality of forecasts and analysis.
  • Researches and reports on new products, markets and emerging financial issues and solutions.
  • Undertakes in-depth research and proposes business solutions to identified issues/problems or projects.
  • Identifies research to be undertaken and coordinates special research projects for the Investment Division
  • Actively seeks new data sources from other government departments and agencies

Relationship Building & Communications

  • Seeks opportunities and gathers local information from industry and community groups, by relying on exceptional communication skills to collect and disseminate information to enable the community and industry to better understand company's products, services and activities.
  • Acts as a spokesperson on complex and important financial issues with the media, consultants, researchers, public officials, decision makers and the general public.
  • Represents the Company with municipalities, associations, clients and delivers a wide range of presentations on financial topics at strategically selected moments.
  • Develops press releases on topics related to the financial market.
  • Organizes conferences for external clients on topics related to the financial market.


The client would like to invite highly motivated individuals with management experience and professional skills to join their new executive team. The candidate should have the following requirements & qualifications:

  • Local Vietnamese or Expatriate (preferable)
  • PhD or Master Degree in Economics, Finance and Banking with over 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated sound experience in dealing with the media.
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships with authorities.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong knowledge of the financial sector.
  • Extensive analytical and intuitive skills - ability to reason logically, develop assumptions, and synthesize data, analyze business and economic conditions and interpret their impact on the financial market.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate messages that have the desired effect.
  • Good organizational skills, including project management and the ability to undertake and complete multiple, concurrent tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of computer applications including, spreadsheet, and presentation software packages.

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