RECRUITMENT- JIAM are recruiting for the following position:

Position: JIAM Fintech Square Director

Background

  • JIAM (The Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion), a not-for-profit organization, assists international asset management firms, asset management technology firms and talented financial professionals in tapping into the Japanese market
  • Through collaboration with Japanese government agencies (e.g., Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Financial Services Agency) and industry associations, JIAM’s goal is to bolster the Japanese asset management industry and support firms and individuals associated with it
  • JIAM FinTech Square (JFS) is an initiative of JIAM, promotes FinTech solutions to asset management firms in Japan
  • JFS operates a showroom facility for clients to try and feel various FinTech solutions
  • We are looking for an individual who can drive the JFS initiative

Responsibilities

  • Identify asset and wealth management oriented FinTech companies coordinating with international FinTech associations, embassies, asset management associations as well as Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Encourage relevant and qualified FinTech companies to showcase their solutions at JIAM FinTech Square, an asset management oriented FinTech showroom
  • Develop demo scenarios relevant to Japanese asset managers and investors in conjunction with the respective FinTech companies
  • Showcase FinTech solutions to asset managers,institutional investors and family offices as a curator

Skills and qualifications

  • Solid understanding of investment management industry and value chain (CFA charter preferred, but not must)
  • Solid understanding of underlying technologies for FinTech such as machine learning, national language processing, big data, blockchain/ tokenization
  • Basic understanding of financial regulations
    Having research background is preferred
  • Ability to create compelling presentation materials
  • Ability to handle legal documentation together with legal counsels
  • Professionally proficient in English and Japanese
  • Solid communication and active listening skills
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple and international stakeholders
  • Intellectually driven and ability to learn quickly
  • Entrepreneurship mindset

Work place

  • Expected to work primarily in Tokyo
  • Expected to travel to international financial cities (e.g., New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai) 4-5 times a year

Reporting line

  • Reporting directly to JIAM Representative Directors

Stakeholders

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Japan Financial Services Agency
  • The Investment Trust Association, Japan
  • Japan Investment Advisers Association
  • Japan Securities Dealers Association
  • Japan Exchange Group
  • International FinTech associations
  • Embassies
  • JIAM and JIAM FinTech Square members

Contact

  • If you are interested, please send your CV to akika.hamakawa@jiam.tokyo
  • Please note that no CV will be returned on the applicant request.
  • Only short list candidates will be contacted.
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