ODD Associate Analyst, Hong Kong

ODD Associate Analyst, Hong Kong

CFA Institute
3-6 years
Not Specified

Job Description


The Company:
Albourne is an industry leading investment consultant with offices around the globe. Our firm of 500+ employees provide advisory services to investors, including institutional investors, financial intermediaries and family offices, on over $600 billion of alternative investments across the liquidity spectrum. We specialize in Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Assets, Real Estate and Dynamic Beta.
Albourne empowers its clients by providing Portfolio Advice, Research (Investment, Operational and Quantitative due diligence), Analytics (data and tools) and Implementation (middle and back office) services. We are committed to non-discretionary advice, fixed free pricing and independence.
Albourne strives to be a sustainable company with three main goals: 1) Aspiring to be a multi-generational firm with broad internal ownership and a Partnership structure 2) Treating our employees and clients fairly and 3) Advocating for positive change for its benefit and for the alternative investment industry - best practices have always been a defining part of who we are.
The Role:
We are looking for an ODD Associate Analyst to join our Operational Due Diligence team in our Hong Kong office. As an Associate Analyst, you will provide support to due diligence analysts in conducting operational due diligence analysis on alternative investment funds
Responsibilities:
  • Review and interpret financial statements, offering documents, and other fund literature. Upon that review and interpretation, produce research deliverables for clients within the scheduled deadline.
  • Liaise with fund service providers to ensure timely receipt of information on the funds.
  • Conduct reference checks with service providers for completion of the relevant reports.
  • Conduct with fellow Due Diligence Analysts onsite interviews with fund managers to discuss operational risks, internal controls and information systems, as well as verifying existence of assets. Deploy skills and experience to contribute to these meetings and to prepare clear and concise written notes to summarize the findings.
  • Ensure client deliverables are prepared, reviewed, and delivered on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Active idea contributor to client newsletter and intranet.
  • Participate in production of white paper research for distribution to clients.
  • Follow Albourne's 'Best Practices' with respect to operational due diligence.
  • Ensure information within internal database is kept up to date and current.
  • Other ad hoc projects from time to time upon request.
  • Report potential conflicts to compliance and work with compliance to ensure that conflict disclosures appear on research reports.

Other Requirements:
  • University graduate or equivalent
  • 3+ years relevant prior work experience, with knowledge or experience of private markets operations/fund administration/audit/legal/compliance/technology preferred
  • Mandarin fluency preferred
  • Strong written communication skills in English, with an eye for detail
  • Fully qualified or already commenced / willing to study for relevant professional qualifications (CPA, CA, CFA or CAIA)
  • Proactive self-starter, proficient time management and multi-tasking
  • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills
  • Systems literacy (excel, ppt, word, Outlook)
  • Willingness to travel within Asia to assist with ODD meetings
  • Comply with terms of Albourne Compliance Manuals
  • Attend company offsites

Benefits:
  • Professional development support
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private medical and dental insurance
  • Business travel insurance

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