Under the overall supervision of the Senior Investment Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Helps the Senior Investment Officer to invest and manage assigned assets of the Fund in developed Asia/Pacific equities to produce the optimal investment return that avoids undue risk, balancing long-term strategies effective over an investment cycle and short-term tactics to achieve results superior to the MSCI benchmarks by:
(a) Ensuring that investments conform to the Fund's strategy, policies and procedures;
(b) Conducting research on companies and industries in developed Asia/Pacific markets, analysing financial data and earnings of those companies, screening stocks using quantitative methods leading to recommendations of investments to the Senior Investment Officer. Helps the Senior Investment Officer execute specific purchases and sales of securities while exercising delegated authority on developed Asia/Pacific equity investments with utmost care and discretion;
(c) Participating in quarterly portfolio reviews, staff/adviser meetings to discuss developed Asia/Pacific equity investments ;
(d) Preparing management reports on the portfolios and other investment matters for submission to appropriate United Nations bodies;
(e) Integrating UN Global Compact principles into investment analysis.
(f) Monitoring of the external small cap managers for developed Asia/Pacific investments.
Contributes to the decision-making related to asset allocation by:
(a) Preparing recommendations on asset allocation for developed Asia/Pacific market equities;
(b) Implementing asset class and regional allocation strategies decided upon by the Representative of the Secretary General for the investments of the UNJSPF.
Ensures that the Director of IMD and the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investments of the UNJSPF have accurate and timely reports on investments and related matters for the UNJSPF, the ACABQ and the General Assembly by:
(a) Preparing required reports and documents on developed Asia/Pacific equity investments and related subjects;
(b) Reviewing published economic and investment reports provided by brokers, banks, government sources and financial analysts;
(c) Planning and conducting meetings with company management where the Fund is invested or of potential interest to the Fund;
(d) Attending seminars on developed Asia/Pacifc investments and related topics;
(e) Performing ad-hoc assignments as assigned by the Director, IMD and/or the Senior Investment Officer for developed Asia/Pacific Equities.
(f) Performs other duties as required.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in Business and Administration (MBA), Finance, Economics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or equivalent is desirable.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in investment analysis and/or investment management of equities covering markets in developed Asia/Pacific including Japan is required. Sector-specific equity research experience is desirable. Experience in portfolio management with an emphasis on buy side is desirable.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.
Please go to https://careers.un.org to apply, using Job Opening Number: 73099