Enthusiastic and motivated candidates who have obtained rich, long-term experience in the corporate finance world are being offered a key role with a financial services group. A company which provides fund management, investment banking, brokerage and financial relations services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Greater China needs an executive director. In addition to its Hong Kong head office, the Partners Capital Group had set up branches and offices in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Singapore and Australia, said Alan Fung, the managing director of Partners Capital International Ltd (PCIL). Offering investment banking services, PCIL is a licensed corporation registered with the Securities and Futures Commission to carry out regulated activities related to dealing in securities (Type 1) and advising on corporate finance (Type 6). In addition, PCIL was an approved sole sponsor for listing of securities on both the main board and the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong stock exchange, Mr Fung said. 'It is specialised in providing financial advisory services for small to medium cap listed companies and pre-initial public offering companies.' To meet the continuous expansion of the group, PCIL is looking for a dedicated professional to fill this position. 'The incumbent will be responsible for leading the corporate finance team in the execution of a wide range of corporate finance transactions relating to listed companies, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, takeovers, asset injection and disposal,' Mr Fung said. Whoever lands this role will also be required to manage fund-raising projects such as IPOs, the placement of securities and convertible bonds and rights issues. The ideal candidate should therefore have a high level of initiative and strong analytical and problem-solving skills, Mr Fung said. 'You must be able to effectively lead, delegate, develop and motivate a team.' A clear understanding of the Listing Rules and the Takeovers Code and sound commercial sense are both musts. Anyone considering this role must have already attained an SFC Responsible Officer licence for carrying out Type 6 regulated activities. They should also have obtained the SFC's approval to act as the principal of a sponsor firm. Applicants should be able to offer outstanding interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, in English, Cantonese and Putonghua. 'You should be able to handle client relationships and work under pressure and tight time constraints,' Mr Fung said. Applicants should have eight years of experience in corporate finance and have played a leading role in at least two IPOs on the main board and/or the Growth Enterprise Market board in Hong Kong.