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At KWAP, we aspire to become a High-Performance Organisation. We believe that high-performing talent will help us achieve this goal.

 

As an organisation that is in constant pursuit of high performance and excellence, we offer the following Employee Value Proposition:

WE PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUALS TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE GROWTH OF THE NATION'S PENSION FUND INDUSTRY

WE PROVIDE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

WE OFFER COMPETITIVE REWARDS AND A CONDUCIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job Vacancies

Department

Risk Management & Compliance

Key Responsibilities

  • Enhance and review the credit risk management framework and processes via policies, guidelines and SOPs.
  • Prepare investment risk related proposal papers and present to relevant committees.
  • Perform independent credit evaluation and provide relevant support to stakeholders on investment matters related to fixed income and loans.
  • Simulate and prepare KWAP annual and ad-hoc stress test exercise.
  • Responsible to monitor and report on credit risk limit compliance within KWAP.
  • Responsible to monitor the fixed income and loans portfolio (internal and external) for signs of financial distress on an ex-post and ex-ante basis.
  • Manage tasks execution for investment risk projects conducted by the investment risk team or other stakeholders which require the assistance of the investment risk team.
  • Frequent interaction with the Investment Units and other stakeholders to ensure business needs are met from a risk perspective.
  • Manage closure of internal/external audit findings relevant to investment risks and provide support to stakeholders for investment risk findings of stakeholders.
  • Execute various tasks or assignments assigned by the supervisors.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum 7 years of direct working experience in risk management – preferably in Credit Risk, Credit Evaluation, fund management or banking sector.
  • Possess at least Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting /Risk Management/Statistics or equivalent. Completion or progress towards professional certification (e.g., CCP, FRM, CFA etc.) is an added advantage.
  • Knowledgeable in investment risk management and well verse in financial industry best practices on risk management.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office and general computer use.
  • Good understanding of financial statements, ratios, and concepts.
  • Good command of Bahasa Malaysia and English.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Risk Management & Compliance

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist AVPs and VPs in executing enterprise risk management BAUs, risk projects and stakeholder projects.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the development and maintenance of enterprise risk activities such as Corporate Risk Profile, Departmental Risk Profiles and risk awareness.
  • Prepare relevant enterprise risk notification or proposal papers and present to relevant committees.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc enterprise risk reporting to senior management and relevant committees.
  • Review and assess enterprise risk, potential issues as well as provide recommendations and advice on risk mitigations and controls for stakeholders.
  • Formulate, prepare and maintain the intellectual documents (i.e. Framework, Policies, Guidelines and SOPs) for enterprise risk unit.
  • Maintain the QRadar system by liaising with vendors, IT and other stakeholders.
  • Manage tasks execution for risk projects conducted by the enterprise risk team.
  • Manage tasks execution for joint initiatives projects conducted by other stakeholders which requires assistance of enterprise risk team.
  • Manage closure of internal/external audit findings relevant to enterprise risks and provide support to stakeholders for risk findings of stakeholders.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings with internal and external parties on enterprise risk management matters.

Key Requirement

  • Possess at least Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/ Accounting/ Risk Management/ Statistics or equivalent. Completion or progress towards professional certification (e.g. CCP, FRM, CFA etc) is an added advantage.
  • Knowledgeable in enterprise risk management and well verse in financial industry best practices on risk management.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills to deal with all levels of people in the organization.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment, with varying degrees of supervision.
  • Good command of Bahasa Malaysia and English.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office and general computer use.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Risk Management & Compliance

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain investment risk reports covering all asset classes (Equity, Fixed Income, Private Equity and Property Investment).
  • Produce periodic investment risk reports to senior management and other related stakeholders.
  • Analyse data to better understand potential risks or concerns related to investment and collaborate with other team members to effectively analyse and present the data.
  • Monitor, maintain and restructure (if any) investment risk Policy/Guidelines/SOPs.
  • Coordinate with investment department (if any), to get information/ data required to facilitate investment risk reporting and policy.
  • Coordinate with IT team (if any), on trouble-shoot problems pertaining to investment risk system.
  • Execute various tasks or assignments assigned by the supervisors or HOD.

Key Requirement

  • Possess at least Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/ Accounting/ Risk Management or equivalent.
  • Completion / progress towards professional certification (e.g. FRM/CFA etc) is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 2-5 years working experience in related field is required for this position.
  • Experience in the preparation and delivery of investment risk report and policy.
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel/VBA or other analysis programs.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Corporate Strategy & Performance

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in defining and implementing the data governance and organizational structures needed to support the objectives of the data management program.
  • Assist in designing the data quality processes (i.e. validation and remediation).
  • Reviewing data requirements, leverage analytic and technical skills to innovate, build, and maintain well-managed data solutions and capabilities to tackle business problems.
  • Translating business requirements, create, and keep current, documentation to support development work.
  • Work with Data Architect & Data Engineers to develop efficient, flexible data models across, operational and analytics data stores.
  • Develop relational and dimensional data models in support of Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence projects.
  • Conduct Data Profiling, populate and maintain Critical Data Elements, Business Glossary, and Standard Formulas.
  • Manage issue repository and perform root cause analysis.

Key Requirement

  • Degree in technology, math-related, or business-related subject is preferred (eg. Business Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Accounting, Business Management, etc.).
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in Financial industry will be an added advantage.
  • Experience designing and implementing enterprise data strategy in key areas such as data governance and data security (encryption, masking, authorization methods).
  • Possess good presentation skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to priorities and manage multiple task.
  • Ability to lead teams under pressure with demonstrated experience in project management.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Corporate Strategy & Performance

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions.
  • Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and developing optimization strategies.
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest process and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems.
  • Conducting meetings and presentations to share ideas and findings.
  • Performing requirements analysis.
  • Documenting and communicating the results of your efforts.
  • Effectively communicating your insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management.
  • Gathering critical information from meetings with various stakeholders and producing useful reports.
  • Working closely with clients, technicians, and managerial staff.
  • Managing projects, developing project plans, and monitoring performance.
  • Updating, implementing, and maintaining procedures.

Key Requirement

  • Minimum of three (3) years working experience in business analyst / process analyst role or Financial services industry.
  • Working Experience in process improvement methodology like Six-Sigma, Kaizen, Agile, and others is an added advantage.
  • Possess a Second-Class Upper Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from recognize institution.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills based on given constraints and challenges.
  • Natural analytical way of thinking and be able to explain difficult concepts to non-technical users.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Visio or other process mapping software.
  • Highly skill in Microsoft office suites i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Corporate Strategy & Performance

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop data strategies on data storing, consumption, integration and management by different data entities/systems.
  • Design data integration/ingestion architecture (batch, realtime, near real-time) in line with latest technologies to handle high volume mission-critical workloads.
  • Implement Business Intelligence applications which include designing, development, testing and deployment of the applications.
  • Capture business or user requirements and perform system feasibility studies.
  • Work with Data Engineers & Data Analysts to develop efficient, flexible data models across, operational and analytics data stores
  • Recommend and establish standards to be adopted for organization for data integration, processing, and visualization.
  • Contribute to the development and on-going governance of Enterprise Architecture framework. Setting design principles and standards that provide guidelines for detailed design and development to deliver the intended capabilities.
  • Monitor performance and advising any necessary infrastructure changes impacting the data governance.

Key Requirement

  • Degree in technology, math-related, or business-related subject is preferred (eg. Business Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Accounting, Business Management, etc.).
  • Degree may be substituted by sufficient years of experience in the Banking or Financial industry.
  • Certified in TOGAF, CDMP, IBM Big Data, SAS, Azure or other relevant certifications is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with relevant domain and technical leadership/architect.
  • Experience in Financial industry will be an added advantage.
  • Experience designing and implementing enterprise data strategy in key areas such as data governance and data security (encryption, masking, authorization methods).
  • Strong design principles and practices in data lake, data warehouse, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence, Online Transaction Processing and Online Analytical Processing.
  • Possess good presentation skills, both oral and written. Ability to interact with various levels of internal and external stakeholders.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Legal & Secretarial

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Director, Vice President, Assistant Vice Presidents and/or any other officers as may be assigned by Director in providing advisory support in all legal matters to business units in order to safeguard KWAP’s interest.
  • Proactively keep up to date of new legal developments, conduct legal research on specific legal issues, update laws, regulations, policies and latest court decisions.
  • Participate in negotiation in any projects or assignments, preparation and review contracts, agreements, and any legal documents that have legal impact to KWAP as may be assigned and/or directed by the Director.
  • Assist the department in identification and mitigation of legal risks in respect to legal assignments.
  • Assist the Director, Vice President, Assistant Vice Presidents or any other officers as may be assigned by Director in liaising with external lawyers and represent KWAP in various legal affairs.
  • Provide legal support by assisting in preparing, drafting and reviewing the department’s policies and business initiatives, SOPs, employment contracts, etc.
  • Provide legal input to internal stakeholders/ business units on the structure of the investments and/or any documents as and when required.
  • Provide legal assistance in ad hoc projects or other works as required by internal stakeholders/ business units.
  • Assist in conducting any legal awareness, briefings, workshops or seminars for internal stakeholders/ business units.

Key Requirement

  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in private practice or in-house counsel.
  • Possess considerable knowledge and experience in corporate, conveyancing and litigation matters or related fields.
  • Previous in-house counsel experience is preferred.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Law.
  • Admission to the Malaysian Bar is optional but is an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge in banking and investment.
  • Possess analytical thinking, good communication skills and ability to build rapport.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Internal Audit

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute audit planning, fieldwork, reporting and issue tracking/follow up for work assigned in an efficient and effective manner such that audit work meets the budget, quality standards and timeliness required by Internal Audit Methodology.
  • Manage and lead special investigation/projects and other responsibilities assigned as and when required.
  • Communicate the overall audit opinion, supporting issues and root causes to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor and escalate audit issues and action plans, and report overdue issues for escalation to the relevant stakeholders and or governance committee for resolutions.
  • Apply an in depth understanding of internal audit methodology standards and practices in all areas assigned as audit activity.
  • Contribute to the Board Audit Committee or Management reporting.
  • Effectively manage travelling and expenditure costs with the allocated budget for audit engagements assigned as the Team Leader or Team Manager. 
  • Ensure compliance with the highest standards of regulatory conduct and compliance practices as defined by internal and external requirements.
  • Adopt KWAP’s values and code of ethics in Internal Audit to ensure adherence with the highest standard of ethics and compliance with the relevant policies, processes and regulations.

Key Requirement

  • Minimum 8 years of audit experience preferably in fixed income, equity, foreign exchange, private equity, property investment and other operational related audits.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or any related discipline.
  • Professional certification will be an added advantage.
  • Exposure to capital market/ investment banking business preferred.
  • Ability to collect and objectively analyse and apply information “thinking out of the box where necessary” in supporting the planning, fieldwork and reporting of results of internal audit engagement.
  • Good knowledge in corporate governance, risk management and compliance.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Portfolio Strategy Research

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse and monitor relevant drivers that may affect fundamental and prospects of specific sectors and stocks under coverage and form objective, fair and comprehensive investment view and recommendations.
  • Explore and assess sectors and stocks for new investment opportunities for the assigned region(s).
  • Advise stakeholders on any development that will affect the fundamental and prospects of companies and sectors under coverage on a timely manner.
  • Prepare, present and disseminate relevant reports/ assessments/ investment views to stakeholders.
  • Conduct due diligence via site visits and meetings with corporates, relevant industry players, government agencies, and policy makers to collect/ validate information and to clarify any discrepancies in the information.
  • Develop and maintain earnings model for companies under coverage to forecast earnings and analyse company performance.
  • Assist and facilitate in forming an investment strategy for the assigned region and for the investment related departments.
  • Contribute to the improvement of research/ analysis functions.

Key Requirement

  • 2 – 3 years of work experience in investment related fields.
  • Degree in Investment / Accounting / Finance or related field.
  • Progress towards CFA, ACCA or CPA is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and investment related systems i.e., Bloomberg, Reuters, etc.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking and is observant.
  • Articulates ideas/ suggestions/ reviews effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Portfolio Strategy Research

Key Responsibilities

  • Review KWAP Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) to ensure it remains optimal amid changing market conditions while taking into consideration funding future pension liabilities.
  • Work with asset class owners on coordinating capital deployment, SAA transition and international investments.
  • Develop quantitative models that provide investment strategy recommendations, as well as back-testing and performing simulation results.
  • Undertake relevant research on new developments related to Fund Level investment strategies for the purpose of enhancing Fund Level strategy formulation and internal capabilities.
  • Provide security-allocation strategy advisory and support, including helping with portfolio construction for portfolios and sub-portfolios within asset classes internally, at both a more granular level and detailed level.
  • Responsible to plan, manage and monitor SAA transition, as well as the monitoring and reporting of SAA, TAA and allocation position and changes.
  • Oversee the annual investment returns and income planning across all investment departments and the effective allocation and utilisation of capital vis-à-vis their expected returns and risk targets.
  • Conduct regular Fund Level simulation and scenario analysis for the purpose of managing the SAA transition and investment returns.
  • Conduct research on the global pension industry and their investment programmes. Examine other comparable organisations to gather insights on new asset classes, investment strategies and financial instruments.

Key Requirement

  • Possess 1-3 years of experience in economic research and portfolio strategy.
  • Degree in Economics, Statistics or any related fields.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking and is observant.
  • Articulates ideas/ suggestions/ reviews effectively.
  • Good report writing skills.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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Department

Fixed Income

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist VP in building up EFM database and automate EFM information in a computerised environment for easy retrieval.
  • Assist VP in facilitating the RFI and RFP process for the appointment of new EFMs.
  • Receive, verify, prepare weekly transaction reports pertaining to EFM portfolio investment activities.
  • Prepare relevant EFM valuation monthly reports pertaining to EFM portfolios.
  • Prepare MFRS report and reconciliation statement on monthly data received by Custodian and submit to Accounts Department.
  • Update the SPPI Test by EFM for submission to Accounts Department.
  • Assist VP to plan the strategy to invest KWAP’s fund with domestic and international external fixed income fund managers.
  • Assist VP in preparing for capital injection and annual income repatriation to/by EFM.
  • Arrange monthly/quarterly performance meeting with EFM.
  • Update daily net asset value (NAV) to Accounts and Business Performance Department.
  • Maintain proper filing on EFM reports and other EFM correspondence and documentation.

Key Requirement

  • 3 years working  experience in the related EFM field is required for this position.
  • Degree in Investment, Accounts, Finance or related field.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound understanding  of the fixed income markets and accounts is preferred.
  • Articulates ideas/ suggestions/ reviews effectively.
  • Good report writing skills.

Please submit your resume by filling up the form below before or by 28 November 2022! 

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If you believe in our Employee Value Proposition and are interested in becoming a part of our high-performance team, we invite you to apply for any available vacancies in our organisation that suit your background and expertise.

 

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