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Independent Consultant – Japan

This position will suit a highly experienced, creative, and self-motivated individual who possesses a strong understanding of asset management in the region. This is a rare opportunity to be involved in a progressive consulting engagement in asset management on a flexible working basis.

Company Overview

NMG’s Global Insights team specialise in delivering proprietary studies that provide intellectual property to help clients better understand the external market, drivers of success and their competitive positioning. Many of these studies are based on structured executive style interviews with key decision makers within institutional and retail segments.

Our clients are primarily large and/or global asset managers, insurers, and reinsurers. Our combined capabilities deliver an unparalleled depth of insight to support strategic decision-making capabilities at all levels.

Summary Statement

We now have an opportunity for an Independent Consultant to work with NMG on delivering asset management programs in Japan. Each program requires executive-style interviews to be undertaken with key decision makers during August to November and potentially on an annual basis thereafter. This position will suit a highly experienced, creative, and self-motivated individual who possesses a strong understanding of asset management in the region. This is a rare opportunity to be involved in a progressive consulting engagement in asset management on a flexible working basis.

It is envisioned that this role will be performed on a contract basis, over several days per week for a period of 2-3 months, with the potential to contribute on an annual basis.

Role

Independent Consultant

Location:

Japan

Key Responsibilities

  • By leveraging existing relationships, and developing new relationships, you will conduct 10 to 30 face-to-face interviews with key investment decision makers for management of pension funds (state or corporate pension funds), trust banks, endowment assets, asset consultants, and both life and non-life insurance companies in Japan.

  • Support NMG’s strategy and insights consulting practice in understanding the key themes and insights from the research study.

Competencies, Qualifications & Experience

  • Proven analytical and project management skills

  • 5+ years of experience in the asset management industry with an existing network in Japan market (additional relationships in other key APAC markets will be also be relevant)

  • Ability to form relationships and gauge the thinking of key decision makers; Ability to work effectively with a global team of consultants

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent attention to detail and high quality standards

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