AllianceBernstein

  • AO/Equity Product Analyst

    Location : Location HK-Quarry Bay
    ID
    2019-6773
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    AllianceBernstein (AB) is a leading global investment-management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, financial intermediaries and private-wealth clients in major global markets. Our client base includes some of the world’s leading institutions as well as private-wealth clients and retail investors. We maintain research, portfolio-management, wealth-management and client-service offices around the world, reflecting our global capabilities and the needs of our clients. Partnering closely with clients, our research and portfolio management teams collaborate across asset classes, regions, sectors, and investment strategies to spark new thinking and deliver superior outcomes. We foster an inclusive environment that offers opportunities for team members to continually learn, develop their skills and take on new challenges to progress in their careers.

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Regional Asia-Ex Japan Equity Product manager, the Product Analyst partners with both investments and distribution to promote and drive the growth of the Equity business for AllianceBernstein Asia ex Japan. The position is based in Hong Kong. The product Analyst serves as product champion for Equity products, as well as focuses on various Asia ex Japan channels and/or regions to ensure advisor support, product advocacy and competitive insights.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as first point of contact for Global Sales (Regional Consultants, Institutional Associates and Advisors, etc.) for the Asian Equity products, as assigned, but with a broad base of equity strategy related knowledge
    • Respond to ad-hoc information requests in a timely manner to help support our client team
    • Partner with Investment Management to create and update a strong, consistent suite of core product marketing and client-service materials, in collaboration with marketing colleagues. In addition, seeks broad feedback from investment management and distribution to identify areas for improvement.
    • Take a proactive approach to solving clients’ investment-related, business and operational issues by serving as the liaison between the investment team and all other areas of AllianceBernstein (clients, operations, technology, legal and compliance, marketing, finance)
    • Collaborate with Portfolio Managers to create/improve RFP language, assist on/review RFPs, and answer advisor/relationship manager questions on specific sales opportunities
    • In addition, the Product Analyst is responsible for the oversight and quality control of the Asian equity platform:
      • Review and update prospecting decks, fact sheets and product overviews for all products on platform
      • Update internal sources (e.g. Salesforce, the Loop, etc.); works with data team to ensure accuracy of database information
      • Partner with RFP team to ensure a consistent implementation of strategy positioning and language
    • Through daily responsibilities, develop relationships with partners across the firm, and increase awareness of the Asia equity platform throughout AllianceBernstein
    • Support Learning & Development for regional training initiatives

    Qualifications

    Knowledge & Experience

    1. A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the investment-management industry (or related investment experience), with preferably direct Product Specialist experience.
    2. Broad investment-management and financial-market knowledge, ideally with expertise in Asia and China equity products
    3. Intellectually curious about the equity markets, and finding creative ways to connect with our internal and external clients & prospects globally
    4. Understanding of the Asia institutional and retail marketplace: understanding client needs, market trends and the competitive landscape

     

    Qualifications and Competencies

    1. Tertiary qualification. Post-graduate degrees (Masters’ degree) and/or CFA designation viewed favourably.
    2. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Ability to code, viewed positively.
    3. Ability to work effectively under pressure while multitasking, adhering to tight deadlines and maintaining strategic relationships with internal partners
    4. Meticulous attention to details with strong analytical and presentation abilities as well as oral and written communications skills
    5. A team player with highly developed interpersonal skills, including collaboration, negotiation and influence
    6. A desire to interact directly with both internal and external clients and to influence their product knowledge and support our sales efforts.
    7. Provide diversity in thinking and in views, and being open to and accepting of diversity in its many forms

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