Investment Advisor (Innovation and Technology Venture Fund)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 7 Years
Education F.5 - F.7 or DSE
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Contract
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector
Job function Banking / Finance > Investment & Securities
Banking / Finance > Fund Management / Hedge Fund
Banking / Finance > Corporate Finance
Published On 19/11/2016
Salary : HK$90,000 - HK$110,000 per month, depending on qualification and experience

Entry Requirements :

Candidates should have –
(a) a first or second class honours degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent, preferably with a Master degree in Finance, Economics or other relevant disciplines [see Note(1) and (2)];
(b) at least seven years’ relevant post-degree working experience in direct investment fund and portfolio management gained from recognised venture capital (VC) fund, private equity fund, corporate investment fund, family office or investment bank (corporate finance or merger and acquisition), five years of which should be in position with supervisory responsibilities [see Note(3)];
(c) strong oral and written communication skills in both Chinese and English, with Level 3 or above in both Chinese and English language in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent, and good command of Cantonese and Putonghua [see Note(2) and (4)];
(d) Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or equivalent qualification would be an advantage [see Note(2)];
(e) strong business and financial acumen, and experience in fund accounting and operation is strongly preferred;
(f) good hands on knowledge of all related legal documentation and local financial regulations;
(g) good work ethic and demonstrates commitment to excellence; and
(h) self-motivation and ability to work proactively and in detail.

Note :
(1) Candidates should mark clearly on their application forms the major and minor subjects studied in their degree courses. Candidates possessing additional qualifications (e.g. a higher degree in a relevant subject) should include details in their applications.
(2) Completed Application Forms, together with copies of (i) certificates of academic qualifications; (ii) HKDSEE/HKCEE results, and (iii) certificates of professional qualifications (if any); should reach the enquiry address below on or before the closing date for application (The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application).
(3) Candidates must list the nature and relevancy of the post-degree working experience in the application forms.
(4) For the purpose of appointment of Non-Civil Service Contract Staff, “Grade C” and “Grade E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” and “Level 2” respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(5) The position is open to both male and female applicants.

Your application will NOT be considered if your qualifications do not fully meet any of the entry requirements (a), (b) and (c) by the closing date for application.

Duties :
The Investment Advisor (Innovation and Technology Venture Fund) is mainly deployed to assist in the setting up of the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) and administration of the ITVF. These include –

(a) to work with legal counsel and other professional advisor(s) to prepare for all documentations necessary for the operation of the ITVF;
(b) to conduct researches on VC market trends and deal flow situation;
(c) to contribute to assessment of the investment offers by the partner VC funds; and
(d) to analyse the financial and investment reports received from partner VC funds and seek clarifications from VC funds, if necessary.

Terms of Appointment : Two years non-civil service contract terms.

Fringe Benefits :
(a) A gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, may add up to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(b) Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.

How to Apply: Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (CV) including a summary of present and previous employment, positions, jobs and responsibilities. Copies of academic/professional qualification certificates and record of present and previous employment should also be provided. Completed forms should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked with “For Application of Investment Advisor (Innovation and Technology Venture Fund)”. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be disposed of by the Hongkong Post. As invitations will be issued via e-mail, applicants should provide an accurate e-mail address and ensure that their e-mail accounts can receive incoming e-mails properly. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Applications will NOT be considered if late, incomplete (e.g. without provision of CV or copies of academic qualification certificates and record of present and previous employment as mentioned above), submitted by fax or email, or if it is not clear from your statements that you have met the entry requirements for this position.

Enquiry Address and Telephone: The Human Resources Section, the Innovation and Technology Commission, 20/F., West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong. For enquiries, please call 3655 5965.

Closing Date for Application: 2 December 2016

General Notes:
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, shortlisting criteria may be devised to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certific