Maven is a proprietary trading organisation formed in 2011, that has offices in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York and Sydney

Maven’s proprietary trading group, Maven Investment Partners, employs a multi-strategy investment approach by deploying capital to a wide range of investment and trading strategies, managed by a global team of over thirty specialist portfolio managers and analysts

Maven differentiates itself from other market participants in several ways; we are exclusively managing our own capital, as the firm is entirely employee owned; we have delivered an exceptional return on equity since inception; we maintain an entrepreneurial culture and can be flexible to the requirements of different styles of investing and trading; we value non-traditional strategies as well those more commonly seen in the market; and we encourage our investment team to work in a highly collegiate way by sharing information, finding synergies and ultimately maximising opportunities

We have a central infrastructure platform that enables our investment team to trade independently yet operate within a centrally driven risk-management and operational framework, and we have invested heavily in proprietary technology across all business areas

Our mission is to maintain our position as a market-leading investment house comprising of the best portfolio managers and traders in the market


The Role & Responsibilities

Maven is looking for an outstanding individual to take on a strategist role for the APAC Proprietary Trading Team. 

Reporting to the Head of APAC Proprietary Trading, you will be a central point of contact for all Portfolio Managers within the APAC region and ultimately be responsible for maintaining a cohesive and efficient investment platform.

You will be responsible for managing relationships with all Portfolio Managers from the point of hiring through to strategy launch and ongoing growth within the business. 

A detailed knowledge of different types of investment strategies is required. (preferably across multiple asset classes)

A central task will be creating a unified investment environment within the region, and fostering close collaboration across both investment and non-investment teams.

Recruitment will be a core responsibility – you will need to work closely with the respective trading team leads and the internal acquisition team to develop and implement hiring strategies to source high quality portfolio managers.

You will take responsibility for reviewing all PM business plans to determine requirements – covering areas such as execution, infrastructure, market data and counterparty needs.

Managing deliverables throughout the PM onboarding process will be of substantial importance – this will involve working with non-investment teams such as Business Development, Operations and Risk Management. Relationships here should be proactively streamlined and deliverables well defined.

Evolving to be the point person in the region for front-office relationships is a growth part of the role – this will include leading the relationships with Prime Brokers and other regional counterparties.

You should have a working knowledge of portfolio construction and risk management and be able to take a leading role in commercial matters impacting the trading team, working closely with the business development personnel at Maven – whether it be from a pricing, legal, operational and general solutions standpoint.


Candidate Specifications

  • Minimum of 5 years in a buy-side role
  • Exposure to a variety of investment and trading strategies
  • Understanding the lifecycle of trades, corporate actions and general risk themes
  • Experience interacting with Portfolio Managers
  • Understanding of how Prime Broker relationships operate and key commercial drivers
  • Knowledge of how trades are executed in the market
  • Adequate knowledge of all APAC markets and their nuances
  • Experience recruiting front office professionals and dealing with third party agencies
  • Leadership characteristics will be of substantial importance
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail
  • Perform well in high pressure situations and communicate effectively
  • Be able and willing to integrate into the broader team of Portfolio Managers


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