Ref.: 524671 Work type: Full-time Department: University (00100) Categories: Professional & Management
Director of Investment
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) invites applications and nominations for appointment as Director of Investment.
HKU is consistently ranked amongst the world's top universities: 26th under QS World University Rankings 2024 and 35th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024. It is a leading university in Asia with 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 13,000 academic, teaching and research, and administrative staff. Home to ten disciplinary Faculties, HKU is committed to fostering interdisciplinary exchange across diverse subject expertise to address global issues impacting humanity in the rapidly changing world. It also endeavors to provide a comprehensive education, benchmarked against the highest international standards, designed to develop fully the intellectual and personal strengths of its students, while extending lifelong learning opportunities for the community.
HKU adopts a prudent, disciplined and long-term approach in managing its investments. For the pursuit of the University's education mission and to fulfill its commitment to be Asia's leading global university, the University will continue to invest in human resources, infrastructure and technology upgrades, and remain prudent and yet flexible in financial management.
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and President or his delegate, the Director of Investment will lead an Investment Office with a team of investment professionals to manage the investment activities of the University's long- term investment portfolio to achieve investment goals and optimize return and risk. The appointee will also support and work closely with the University's Investment Sub-Committee, which oversees the University's investment activities. He/She will also collaborate with the University's treasury unit in placing the University's short-term liquidity pool in appropriate instruments.
Detailed responsibilities of the position include:
Qualifications and Qualities
The ideal candidate for the role should possess:
What We Offer
The appointment will be made on fixed-term full-time contract for 3 years, to commence as soon as possible with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, together with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Nominations, Expression of Interest and Applications
Nominations, expressions of interest and applications should be directed to Korn Ferry (HK) Limited via email at [email protected] in confidence, preferably on or before 29 February 2024. Review of nominations and applications will continue until the post is filled.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency
Advertised: Jan 31, 2024 (HK Time) Applications close: Feb 29, 2024 (HK Time)