Vice President, Operations

Vice President, Operations

Koru Partners Pte. Ltd.
5-7 years
120000 - 172800 SGD

Job Description


We are Koru Partners, a thematically driven alternative investment firm identifying attractive investment opportunities that are backed by macro-holistic themes encompassing forward-looking social, economic, demographic, and technological changes. As a multi-asset investment manager, we manage funds ranging from real asset funds in shipping to venture capital. In addition, we also provide investment advice to established companies on their strategic opportunities.

We are looking for an experienced operations professional who is looking to grow with us. This is a critical senior role that covers the general running of the company’s operations to enable the managing partners to focus on strategy, business development, and execution of their respective investment funds and services.

We acknowledge that the scope of work we have outlined below is broad and that the candidate may not necessarily have the experience in all areas. We are willing to work with the candidate to train and transition the leadership in such areas as needed. If you are up for the challenge, we can promise a great journey and an opportunity to learn the various parts of our business.


  • Manage and oversee the company’s day-to-day operations covering fund operations, compliance, people, administration, processes, and general operations.
  • Support the management in all tasks related to structuring, review of legal documentation, establishing, managing, and maintaining the operations of our fund entities.
  • Oversee the daily fund operations (including trade settlements, trade reconciliations, collateral management, P&L attribution, reporting) for liquid funds; and investor onboarding, capital calls, reporting, and distributions in the case of illiquid funds.
  • Establish, implement and maintain robust operations, controls and compliance frameworks and policies; and to ensure the firm and its fund entities remain in compliance with all regulatory requirements including non-financial reporting matters or submissions.
  • Build, maintain and manage relationships with counterparties, sub-advisors, legal advisors, banks, fund administrators, auditors, corporate secretaries and other service providers.
  • Oversee the client lifecycle processes such as onboarding, KYC, account setup, CRM setup, investor reports, capital accounts, distribution notices, funding of new deals and attending to investor queries/requests.
  • Establish, document and/or review appropriate policies and procedures; and ensure they are communicated across the relevant teams. Set overall strategy and drive process improvement; and monitor performance to proactively identify problems or efficiency issues and propose solutions.
  • Lead the operations team; manage HR processes and drive the recruitment process for new staff.
  • Spearhead special or ad-hoc projects, and any other operations-related initiatives.


  • At least 5 years of experience in middle office or fund operations at an asset manager, fund administrator, or buy/sell side financial institution.
  • Familiar with principles of fund valuation, financial statements, and accounting practices (e.g. US GAAP, IFRS).
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (English) and a strong desire to learn and succeed.
  • Relevant degree from an internationally recognized university.

About You

  • Dedication and Drive. You are a self-starter who is able to work effectively with low levels of supervision or minimum direction while under pressure in a fast-paced environment. You are energetic, resourceful, and a hands-on individual who pursues goals with sense of urgency. You readily cope with changing priorities, take initiative, and able to follow through with assigned tasks.
  • Integrity and Ethics. You have a strong, ingrained sense of professional integrity and ethics.
  • Entrepreneurial and Effective Team Member. You have the ability to see the commercial angle, while being mindful of associated risks. You have strong leadership qualities and can assume responsibilities, while being a team player within a high-performance group.
  • Agile Thinker. You enjoy solving complex problems and able to see the big picture while
  • mapping out the details to achieve your goals. You are creative about providing innovative solutions (new processes, technologies, and approaches).
  • Singapore Citizen or PR preferred.

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.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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