Product - Associate
Singapore, SG
3d ago
source : GrabJobs


We are Koru Partners, a multi-asset fund management firm based in Singapore with a Capital Market Services License issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

We have had success in both hedge funds and private equity historically and in 2019 launched a new venture capital division.

As a firm, we value character over reputation and quality over quantity. We strive for maximum transparency and extreme ownership while and applying first principles thinking’ wherever we can.

We believe in nurturing, encouraging and allowing the best ideas to come to light from everybody across the firm.

Our product department serves as a springboard for innovation within the firm. We focus on accelerating digital initiatives, testing and exploring ideas, transforming the way we work, partnering with other departments to develop solutions that better serve our clients and shape the industry.

If you are up for the challenge, we can promise a great journey and an opportunity to learn the various parts of our business.


Reporting directly to the Managing Partner, the Product Associate is a hands-on role, and the successful candidate will be responsible for the various products incubated in the product pipeline, involved in every step of the projects from engaging users to refine requirements, building conceptual prototypes to design implementation

  • Product Roadmap : Create and communicate a product vision. Support product strategy and development of a system for the Asset Management business.
  • Product Development : Ideation, proof of concept creation, deliver the minimum viable product and manage future product iterations.
  • Industry Standards : Monitor industry / technological developments in the Asset Management space and strategize internally to stay on top of industry trends.
  • Value Capture : Maximize the value of a product resulting from the work of the development team.
  • Technical SME : Play a key role of being the team’s SME regarding Investment / Portfolio Management on various asset classes.
  • Partners Integration : Proactively interact with every department (e.g. Front Office, Research, Operations, Technology) to understand needs, translate requirements and gather partners feedback, prioritizing the needs within the overall product roadmap.
  • Sprint Planning : Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities.
  • Manage Backlog : Capture and maintain a prioritized product backlog.
  • Agile / Scrum : Take lead of scrum teams as Product Owner and play an active role in mitigating impediments impacting completion of Release / Sprint Goals.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance or related fields
  • Working experience as a product owner / manager, driving design in product teams and preferably within the asset management domain
  • Strong understanding of the asset management business
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate collaboration and communication across various levels of the firm, able to breakdown complex technical concepts into simple business terms
  • Ability to design compelling solutions that put customer needs first with a focus on User Experience Design. Experience in developing wireframes, mock-ups, UX flows is desired
  • Practical experience in Agile / SCRUM methodologies
  • Ability to balance needs and priorities of stakeholders and work well under pressure
  • About You

  • Visionary : You are someone who dreams big and unconventionally, possessing strong mental maps of how things should be done in order to realize audacious goals.
  • Practical Thinker : You have a wide range of vision, able to see and synergise from the macro- to micro-perspective. You are open-minded and able to hold conflicting thoughts simultaneously and look at them from different angles in order to achieve the best results.
  • Dedicated and Driven : You are passionate about what you are doing and is willing to push through any and every obstacle to go from visualization to actualization.
  • Ethical and Principled : You have a strong, ingrained sense of professional integrity and ethics.
  • What You Can Expect

  • Competitive salary package
  • Clear career growth opportunities
  • Results, not face-time, driven work environment
  • Dynamic, fun, supportive team
  • Health insurance and medical benefits
  • Koru Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a team which is representative and inclusive of the talent, clients and communities empowers and gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

    We support employee wellbeing and a balanced life, providing avenues for employees to voice their concerns alongside inclusive employment policies.

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