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Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Business Development Executive

Full-time / part-time
Marketing, Business Development & Commercial
111 Connaught Road Central
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

Job description

To support the IQ-EQ Hong Kong Sales function to maximise earnings and profitability. Ongoing contribution to the continued improvement of the Global Sales Team through the systematic documentation and timely execution of sales processes, as well as directly assisting the Business Development Director.


Tasks (what does the role do on a day-to-day basis)

  • Identify new business prospects through innovative methods and research in line with the defined strategy current at that given time
  • Research / contact potential leads in different locations so that the Sales Team can plan and execute effective new business trips to meet these leads (which fit with existing business profile and target sector)
  • Develop an understanding of the prospective client’s business model and requirements, in order to provide the prospective client with relevant and accurate Fee Proposals
  • Manage and maintain relationships with prospective clients in circumstances when the Business Development Director is unavailable to meet
  • Contribute to the collection of market intelligence to ensure fund team has up to date data on potential Key Client customer base
  • Act on occasions as the facilitator, and coordinate work required from fund team by the client in the new business stage (including assistance with RFPs, RFIs and other documentation required by the client)
  • Assist and provide support to Business Development Director in winning new business
  • Conduct extensive industry and potential client research (including Due Diligence)
  • Attend new business meetings with the Business Development Director, and produce call reports and perform follow-up tasks
  • Measure and report on Sales key performance indicators
  • Research and maintain an accurate and current database
  • Identify and develop sources of potential clients
  • Effectively and confidently communicate our services to clients via telephone, face-to-face and written communication
  • Be able to match appropriate services to clients’ requirements
  • Be able to demonstrate a full knowledge of all products, relevant selling points and benefits
  • Maintain a current and accurate knowledge of competitors and their products
  • Keep abreast of competitor activity and recommend any necessary tactical action
  • Maintain accurate records of all contacts with potential clients
  • Represent in a professional manner at all times and maintain high standard of personal presentation
  • Undertake any reasonable duties as specified by the Business Development Director, Group Head of Sales or Managing Director, Asia



Key competencies for position and level (see Group Competency model)

  • Customer focus
  • Being Resilient
  • Collaborates
  • Directs work


Key behaviours we expect to see

In addition to demonstrating our Group Values (Authentic, Bold, and Collaborative), the role holder will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Relationship building
  • Team working
  • Organisation
  • Prioritisation
  • Resilience
  • Positivity


Education / professional qualifications: 

  • Bachelor level degree qualification.

Background experience

  • Accounting and/or Financial Services experience.
  • Experience in client facing role.

Computer/program knowledge

  • Effective documentary writing & IT skills (including MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Company, product and market knowledge

  • Knowledge of closed-ended and open-ended funds, private equity and hedge funds.

Management and leadership

  • Highly self-motivated and possesses great Integrity.
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively without constant supervision


  • Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin is a must

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

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