Emerging Markets Associate
IG Group
2h ago

Job Description

Key Responsibilities :

Supporting the Head of Emerging Markets (APAC)for Southern East Asia region (ASEAN), your goal will be to help deliver on key business objectives set out for this region.

ASEAN represents a key component of the Emerging Markets growth ambitions, meaning your efforts will be key to ensuring we hit budget targets.

Crucially, as the Head of Emerging Markets (APAC) will regularly be required to focus on other business priorities, you will be expected to step up and lead these regional objectives forward independently when required.

  • Working alongside local and central marketing teams to steer and implement cost-efficient and effective marketing strategies
  • Working with Sales teams to ensure we have an optimal sales structure which supports the prioritisation & conversion of leads, as well as ensuring we are addressing identifiable barriers to conversion
  • Alongside the Product team, working on localising our product offering and tailor the client experience
  • Coordinating with DailyFX to deliver initiatives which complement key business objectives
  • Supporting (and occasionally running) the bi-weekly ASEAN working group
  • Creation of MI dashboards and data reporting to help track KPIs & performance against targets
  • Working with the Marketing Partnership and Institutional team to devise a B2B2C institutional strategy and prospect pipeline for the region
  • Occasionally you may be required to travel to engage with high value clients or partners
  • You will occasionally need to present updates and key milestones to business stakeholders
  • You may at times be required to support the Commercial Director International and Chief Product Officer with other initiatives associated with the broader Emerging Markets project.

    Ability / Expertise

  • Strong understanding of ASEAN region from culture, market landscape, financial industry development to networks
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership
  • Proven track record of influencing senior stakeholders
  • Maintains a sense of urgency and aptitude for multi-tasking
  • Focused on delivering business benefits and project outputs
  • Performance driven and target oriented
  • Strong relationship management skills (for premium client engagement)
  • Strong decision maker
  • Strong understanding of IG’s products and services
  • Strong awareness and knowledge of IG’s operational setup
  • Good understanding of IG’s regulatory environment, legal framework & risk appetite
  • Language Capability to speak fluent English, Malay and / or other ASEAN languages
  • Personal Attributes

  • Results Driven : Shows drive and tenacity in reaching goals, always seeking new opportunities for growth.
  • Commercial Awareness : Understands IG as a business and what it takes to drive strong results.
  • Entrepreneurial : Is an innovative thinker and an opportunity-taker who focuses on the future and is effective at promoting ideas and change
  • Responsibility & Getting Things Done : Can work efficiently under own steam, take responsibility and ownership for own workload on a pro-active basis.
  • Working with Others : Ability to work closely with colleagues from all areas of the business in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate encouragement and appreciation to the delivery teams.

  • Communication Skills : Displays excellent interpersonal skills whilst proactively adapting communication style and method to the relevant audience, whether senior management or others.
  • Always remains articulate and calm under pressure.

  • Attention to Detail : Ability to be forward thinking on a project to thoroughly think through every aspect of the project to make sure it’s delivered correctly first time.
  • Adapting to Change : Understands the need to adapt to change given the volatile nature of Emerging Markets, well organised and able to work to tight (and frequently changing) deadlines.
  • Diplomatic in Approach : Is able to effectively challenge and question ideas and process in a sensitive manner, as well as react to negativity in a tactful and productive way
  • Experience

  • 2+ years experience in business development of financial products or services, particularly derivative products for ASEAN region
  • Experience of building a credible network of contacts and potential contacts with financial institutions, marketing and referral partners
  • Experience in working with cross-functional team is desired
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