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Careers at Opus Asset Management (OpusAM)

Looking to be inspired and motivated?

At Opus Asset Management, we place great importance on supporting and developing our employees to help them reach their full potential!

Look no further, we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, motivated and passionate individuals who have a keen interest in the financial services industry!

Join our team as we sail on this journey.

WHY OPUSAM

We are the only asset management company in Malaysia that specialises in fixed income investment with over 15 years of track record. We take great pride in providing unparallel opportunities for each employee to perform and advance, growing cohesively with OpusAM as we continue to deliver valuable service to our partners.

  • Culture and Values

Grow your career in a  lean organisation where every individual’s contribution is recognised. At OpusAM, we believe in people. Continuous learning and improvement are part of our culture. We place our resources on nurturing talents to grow our business around driven individuals.

  • Learning and Development

OpusAM constantly strives to improve the skills and expertise of our people through various learning and development programs.

  • Total Rewards

OpusAM recognizes both the individual and team contributions of its people. At OpusAM, we believe in careers and not jobs. We appreciate every talent that comes to OpusAM who wishes to grow our business around great people.

Send us your resume today via:

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MEET OUR PEOPLE

Our core strength is highlighted through the diversity of the workforce, be it culture, beliefs or interests. We come together with a uniformed commitment towards every single partner, motivating and supporting one another to deliver consistent, excellent service while maintaining the highest standards of innovation.

 

“The learning curve in Opus is very steep and that I am doing something new every day. Literally, I learn a lot and no single day is the same to me. I can honestly say that I am excited coming to work and that I really like what I am doing.

As for colleagues and guidance, everyone has been very helpful in really taking the time to teach and I can feel that when I learn from them. I think one thing that really separates Opus is how patient and practical it is. I feel at Opus you learn by doing things a lot most of the time.”

~ Tan Yong Jie – Management Associate

“I joined OpusAM since 2018 till todate. I like the culture as the company creates the environment & opportunity for staff to learn, grow  and excel. I also enjoyed working with the colleagues here as we’re like big family caring for each other.

Along the way, there are all sorts of challenges and the hurdle to cross, however, this gave me great opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge. Thus, I believe with the right attitude in committing to what you do will eventually be recognised. ”

~ Siti Hapsah – Lead Software Engineer

“Rotating across all departments at OpusAM not only allowed me to attain extensive on-the-job training but it also presented me with the opportunity to network across departments. I was able to gain insight on how the company worked as a whole with the proper guidance from my fellow colleagues and this ended up being very valuable for me in my current role as an Analyst.

My advice to future Management Associates is to take an interest in everything as we truly value the curious ones here at OpusAM. Along the way, you will discover what your strengths and weaknesses are. Hone your strengths and fine tune your weaknesses and your efforts will not go unnoticed. Good luck!”

~ Safia Hani – Analyst, Fund Management Department

“I joined the company with the intention to learn about the financial markets, specifically the bond market. It was everything that I expected it to be and in some parts even exceeded my expectations! Moreover, I am grateful to be a part of the family. Everyone here is friendly, helpful, and most importantly, professional.

Another special thing about the company is the learning culture here. It doesn’t matter which department you are in, you can always have the opportunity to learn from others. As such, I am immensely thankful for this opportunity which I think is essential for future career progression.”

~ Chung Kim Wei – Management Associate

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Objectives

The recruitment of Management Associate is to develop a medium to long term pipeline of diverse, high potential talent which will potentially become the 2nd liners or team lead.

As a Management Associate in OpusAM, you will be participating in an intensive 18-24 month Management Associate Programme (MAP) whereby it’s conducted over 5 rotations in each department based on the rotation schedule.

MAP comprises of three key learning blocks: (i) Mandatory Learning, (ii) Technical/Product Learning & (iii) Work-based learning. The MAP is aim at encompasses on-the-job learning built around critical experiences that allow the application of previously learnt skills and knowledge in the context of a relevant workplace situation. In addition to the key learning blocks, our structured development program consists of management mentoring, special projects and engagements with the MD and various Heads of Department to mould and enrich the Management Associate overall personal and professional development.

Upon completion of the program, the Management Associate will be assigned to position based on their capability, strength, skillset & experience.

Requirements
  • Master/Bachelor’s Degree holder, preferably with major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) while other disciplines include Marketing, Computer Science & Accounting would also be considered.
  • Entry level candidate, or have up to 1 year of working experience
  • Candidate passionate in pursuing career in Asset Management industry
  • A quick learner with high learning agility and flexibility
  • Be innovative, independent, energetic and a great team player
  • Have good command of English (spoken & written)
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • To build, retain & acquire new business from Target Markets, in particular from GLCs & Public Sector segment, High Net Worth Individuals, etc. in line with the company’s vision and mission and complying with the company’s business ethics and investment philosophy in order to achieve the company’s AUM target allocated by the Management.
  • To provide excellent customer services standards and professionalism at all times to meet the demands and expectations of clients.
  • To maintain excellent rapport and relationships with potential and existing clients in order to obtain business and referrals.
  • To show high level of teamwork. Understands and support team goals/ targets and is able to contribute to team performance.
  • To provide good quality work, manage time and resources effectively and ensure that all work processes are done in accordance with Company’s Standard Operating Procedures.
  • To ensure no major breach of regulations, SC guidelines, etc and non-compliance of internal and external policies and procedures in the area of responsibility.
Requirements
  • At least 2 / 3 year(s) of working experience in fund management industry is required for this position.
  • Bank branch managers with wide client networks and relationships are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Studies or any related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Those with other qualifications may also be considered.
  • Preferably candidate who has passed SC licensing examination of Module 9 and Module 10.
  • Good understanding of fixed income products including Islamic capital market instruments.
  • Broad understanding of analytics, markets, finance, clients and technology to solve business problems.
  • The ability to build rapport with clients and partners.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop new business opportunities and activities in targeted markets
  • Achieve given sales targets as well as prepare and present proposals, reports and sales forecasts in a timely manner
  • Support existing clients and business partners’ activities
  • Compile market information relating to new products and to assist in the development of new products to meet and anticipate the needs and demands of clients
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and partners by conducting constant review with clients or partners
  • Perform any other tasks assigned from time to time
Requirements
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Studies or any related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Those with other qualifications may also be considered
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in related fields for Executive position and 5 years working experience for Managerial position. Bank branch managers with wide client networks and relationships are encouraged to apply
  • Preferably candidate who has passed SC licensing examination: Modules 9 and Module 10 & FIMM Computerised Unit Trust Examination (CUTE)
  • Sales-driven, results-oriented, self-motivated, dynamic and aggressive individual with proven track records
  • The ability to inspire, influence and build rapport with clients and partners
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities

Smart and highly motivated individual who enjoy analysing complex problems and collaborate with others to realise the full potential of our products and services. Together, you will be working alongside a team of driven and passionate people in a challenging yet fantastic working environment, believe in delivering the best solutions and ideas.

  • Responsible to ensure the stability of function, consistency and data accuracy in the developed web portals.
  • Able to write programming code and logic according to the algorithm provided by business analyst or superior.
  • Understand and practice standards written in Source Code Standards and Manual.
  • Ensure the quality of codes and program written is fit to the business requirements and bugs free.
  • Debug the program to fix problem or develop a new system/function to complete the request raised by users.
  • Involve in the stage of Building/ Developing and Testing in System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Understand the infrastructure used by each Web Development Project.
  • Understand the requirements and able to integrate our web portals with third party API or web services if necessary.
Requirements
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Computer Science
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant IT relevant experience.
  • Experience with at least one of the programming languages: Visual Basic, C#, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, or AJAX
  • Experience with building APIs and services using RESTful API, SOAP, etc
  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems
  • Able to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to E-Commerce applications
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within constraints with business acumen
  • Candidate with the following knowledge/skills/experience would be advantage:
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Databases Related
  • Mechanism to connect to designated database
Web/Windows Application Tools
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010/2015/2016, MVC 3/4/5
  • Telerik
Programming Language
  • Visual Basic
  • C#
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure the company is in compliance with local and foreign regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare, review agreement, contract and other related documents pertaining to fund management business.
  • Provide advisory on legal and compliance matters to support day-to-day business operations in order to ensure adherence to relevant regulatory guidelines/policies and shariah principles/standards.
  • Assist in preparing various regulatory filings and prepare various reports to Board, Committees and Management.
  • Promote and cultivate compliance and governance culture, including ethics and best practice business conduct.
Requirements
  • A recognised Degree in Legal, Shariah or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in fund management company or financial services industry.
  • Preferably candidate who has passed SC licensing examination of Module 9, 10 and 11.
  • Good understanding of fixed income products including Islamic capital market instruments.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
  • Meticulous, organised, team player, able to work in fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • Development of portfolio analytics.
  • Engineer processes and enhance tools to deliver analytics and support technology infrastructure.
  • Improve operational efficiencies to enable scalable business growth.
  • Contribute to creating, testing and roll-out to risk managers of financial models, analytics and reporting for new security types and product.
  • Perform special analyses in response to market events, new business needs and client needs.
  • Provide rapid response tactical solutions leveraging critical thinking, programming skills and creativity.
  • Assist in Investment Committee reporting and any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time to time.
  • To back up in collecting and updating macro-economic data and preparing weekly fact sheet.
  • To back up in placement of money market funds and entry of bond trade transactions.
  • To back up on producing quality credit reports, credit updates, market research and other updates in a timely manner.
  • To assist in preparation of investment committee materials and meeting minutes.
  • To assist in training and marketing.
Requirements
  • At least 2 / 3 year(s) of working experience in fund management industry is required for this position.
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics or Professional Degree.
  • Preferably candidate who has passed SC licensing examination of Module 9 and Module 10.
  • Good understanding of fixed income products including Islamic capital market instruments.
  • Broad understanding of analytics, markets, finance, clients and technology to solve business problems.
  • Critical thinking, programming skills and creativity.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • Development of portfolio analytics.
  • Engineer processes and enhance tools to deliver analytics and support technology infrastructure.
  • Improve operational efficiencies to enable scalable business growth.
  • Contribute to creating, testing and roll-out to risk managers of financial models, analytics and reporting for new security types and product.
  • Perform special analyses in response to market events, new business needs and client needs.
  • Provide rapid response tactical solutions leveraging critical thinking, programming skills and creativity.
  • Assist in Investment Committee reporting and any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time to time.
  • To back up in collecting and updating macro-economic data and preparing weekly fact sheet.
  • To back up in placement of money market funds and entry of bond trade transactions.
  • To back up on producing quality credit reports, credit updates, market research and other updates in a timely manner.
  • To assist in preparation of investment committee materials and meeting minutes.
  • To assist in training and marketing.
Requirements
  • At least 2 / 3 year(s) of working experience in fund management industry is required for this position.
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics or Professional Degree.
  • Preferably candidate who has passed SC licensing examination of Module 9 and Module 10.
  • Good understanding of fixed income products including Islamic capital market instruments.
  • Broad understanding of analytics, markets, finance, clients and technology to solve business problems.
  • Critical thinking, programming skills and creativity.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • To develop reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
  • To create user defined reports using tools e.g. Excel or PowerPivot.
  • To provide technical support to all IT service requests, which include hardware & software.
  • To provide technical support to Email systems, Network systems/devices, software & applications.
  • To maintain database integrity through backup, restoration and recovery procedure.
  • To provide support to all IT operations and functions, such as documentation, IT inventory audit, IT Security, IT projects and IT-related administration.
  • To assist in the implementation of IT policies/procedures.
Requirements
  • Candidate must possess at least a Diploma in Computer Studies/Science/Engineering or related fields of study.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant IT experience.
  • Familiar with SQL language.
  • Good working knowledge in Windows OS.
  • Good working knowledge in Microsoft Office.
  • Familiar with MS Office applications with emphasis on mass data manipulation tools such as Excel (Pivot tables, Macros and VLookups).
  • Possess good IT security, IT documentation and database knowledge.
  • Knowledge in SQL server administration will be advantageous.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the fund accounting team to ensure all relevant tasks are completed in a timely and accurate manner which include calculation and publication of funds’ Net Asset Value (NAV), handling of income distribution matters, prepare fund regulatory reports and unitholders’ reports, handling of audit and taxation matters, preparation of clients’ customized reports etc,
  • Oversee the operations team to to ensure proper handling of daily operations functions which include trade settlement, client onboarding, client transaction processing, cash and securities reconciliation, corporate action, pre-trade compliance rules setup, FATCA/CRS reporting, regulatory reporting etc.
  • Handle any other tasks that are assigned from time to time.
Requirements
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree, or Professional Degree in Finance / Accountancy / Banking, Business Studies; preferably in information technology.
  • At least 5 year(s) of relevant working experience in fund management industry is required for this position.
  • Key competency in investment operations and fund accounting.
  • Attention for details, meticulous and strict compliance to datelines are expected and critical for the role.
  • Must be able to multi-task with creativity and highly motivated with routine task.
  • Good attitude with an ability to take ownership.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • Perform daily Net Asset Valuation (NAV) Pricing tasks for unit trust and wholesale funds.
  • Reconciliation of funds’ investment assets against custodians’ records and bank statements.
  • Prepare periodic reports to unit trust and wholesale funds’ unitholders which comprises of:
    a. monthly fund fact sheets;
    b. quarterly/interim and annual fund reports, as applicable.
  • Handle income distribution matters which include:
    a. ascertain the maximum distributable amounts and recommend the appropriate distribution rates after taking into accounts all the relevant considerations;
    b. obtain approvals from the CEO of AIM and funds’ trustees;
    c. work with operation team on the income distribution payment and unit reinvestment process.
  • Prepare reports that are customized to the unique needs of the clients in term of frequency and reporting formats.
  • Prepare supporting and payment instructions for management fee, trustee fee, tax agent fee and audit fee etc. to the funds’ trustees.
  • Handle tax matters of unit trust and wholesale funds which include
    a. appointment of tax agent for new fund launch;
    b. prepare tax estimation form- CP204/CP204A (iii) make tax instalment payments to IRB (iv) annual tax filing.
  • Handle audit matters of unit trust and wholesale funds which include:
    a. appointment of auditor for new fund launch;
    b. liaise with the auditors to finalize the audited financial statements of the funds.
  • Handle any other tasks that are assigned from time to time.
Requirements
  • Preferably with a Bachelor’s Degree, or Professional Degree in Finance / Accounting / Banking and information technology. Degree in other disciplines may be considered.
  • At least 3 year(s) of working experience in fund management industry is required for this position.
  • Attention for details, meticulous and strict compliance to datelines are expected and critical for the role.
  • Must be able to multi-task with creativity and highly motivated with routine task.
  • Good attitude with an ability to take ownership.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • To assist the Manager in promoting the company’s brand, products and services by planning, organising and implementing:
    1. Marketing campaigns
    2. Events such as investment talks, seminars
    3. Advertisement
    4. Video creations, infographics, brochures etc.
    5. Produce promotional materials etc.
  • To execute customer campaign plans to drive incremental business via customer acquisition, retention and repurchase initiatives.
  • To utilise data and analytical to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touchpoints.
  • To monitor and evaluate customer campaigns and activities in order to measure ROI, prioritize resources, and enable continuous improvement in customer acquisition, repurchase and retention initiatives.
  • To identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights
  • To measure and report performance of marketing campaigns, assess against goals whilst ensuring that marketing costs are kept within the approved budget.
  • Responsible for market research in order to understand the market size, growth and identify targeted markets and consumers for the products and service offerings.
  • Plan, execute and manage quality social media content for company’s social networking accounts
  • Monitor, analyse and evaluate implemented digital strategy and metrics that affect website traffic, targeted audiences, campaign ads, etc
  • Create content, copy writing and develop high quality content strategy and social video content to drive engagement and to increase post and site traffic, considering SEO and Google Analytics.
  • Plan and execute all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and display advertising campaigns
Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree or Professional Degree in Marketing / Finance / Accounting or related discipline.
  • Experience in market research, marketing communication, brand strategy, marketing strategy, consumer research
  • Knowledge in developing marketing strategy, digital strategy, implementing digital transformation and more
  • Experience in digital marketing, social media marketing, content creation,advertising execution, paid search, SEO, website measurement and analytics.
  • Good presentation and communication skills both verbal and written.
  • A creative and analytical mind with the ability to analyse and turn data into action.
  • Resourceful, detail-oriented, well-organised and a quick learner who demonstrates initiative
  • Positive attitude, execution oriented and a sense of ownership for deliverables.
  • Knowledge in fund management industry is preferred.
  • Influencing and networking skills.
  • Bumiputra candidates are encourage to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  1. Strategy & Initiatives (Manpower Planning & Succession Planning)
    • understanding the roles & functions of each department for purpose of medium and long term manpower needs.
    • recruiting the right talent based on skills & competencies required and compliance to required regulatory requirements
    • map the career path for staff identified as high potentials together with identification of suitable training/secondment/on the job attachment/dual function/projects to develop their skills
    • to put in place clear career progression for ‘key staff’ categories to assist in retention & succession

  2. Managing Talent & Development
    • assist in the implementation of cross-departmental learning, job rotation within departments (for existing staff)
    • assist in monitoring the rotation schedule of Management Associate Programme
    • Conduct Employee Orientation

  3. Training & Development
    • identify skill gaps/training needs of staff and arrange session via in house Continuous Improvement Programme (CIP)
    • validation of Training Needs and training nominations to close skill gaps
    • validation of training courses to ensure quality and relevance to business needs
    • ensure consistent update of training data/records as part of compliance audit

  4. Office Administration
    Manage overall office administration functions including :
    • Driver’s schedule
    • reception
    • office cleanliness, pantry & toiletries
    • service and maintenance of all office equipments & stationery supply
    • security, space planning and etc

  5. To undertake other special assignments, ad-hoc functions and related duties as and when required/assigned.
Requirements
  • A Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/Human Resources/Social Science or other discipline.
  • 3-5 years of experience with sound knowledge of all human resources matters and exposure to HR operational issues
  • Commercially aware, high sensitivity to the social economic and political environment; Good interpersonal skills with ability to work with people of all levels and sensitive to their needs and perception
  • Good written and verbal communication skills coupled with tact, diplomacy and the ability to resolve general issue on human resource management in general
  • Judgement in assessing skills and competencies
  • Techniques for identification of training needs and ability to advise on suitable training to meet the needs
  • Exercise judgement in effecting transfers/placement of staff in handling employee sentiments in matters pertaining to employee relations

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