Business Development Associate, Hong Kong at GCM Grosvenor | Powderkeg


The Business Development Associate will be based in Hong Kong and will be responsible for supporting the BD head of Greater China and Southeast Asia to prospect for new business, communicate with existing clients and consultants, manage pipelines and key strategic initiatives, collaborate with marketing team to prepare meeting materials, and understand the goals and focus of the team and the Firm overall.

The individual must have passion for and knowledge of the financial markets; strong prospecting skills, excellent communication skills; experience with alternatives investments (private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure); and experience working with institutional clients.


The individual in this role will be involved in the following critical activities:

  • Support the BD regional head to further establish GCM Grosvenor in the Asian alternative’s investment market, building on the firm’s existing foundations and utilizing the firm's strong product set, performance, and ability to raise assets from new and existing clients, and manage relationships with clients, with a particular emphasis on complex individual client solutions.
  • Build and cultivate prospect and consultant relationships independently.
  • Partner with other units in the firm, particularly the investments, marketing and investor relations teams, to understand investment activity and performance, in order to ensure that clients are well- informed and knowledgeable about the assets they have entrusted to the firm. Represent the firm’s portfolio managers in meetings with, and presentations to, prospective clients.
  • Stay abreast of current trends and investment strategies; build and maintain a broad understanding of GCM Grosvenor’s product offerings, investment process and philosophy.
  • Manage the preparation of client communications, including presentations and written commentaries, as well as meeting notes and follow-ups.


The individual in this position should have experience working in the financial industry. The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:

  • 3-5 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry is required, preferably with a particular focus on alternative investments.
  • Well-developed listening skills and the ability to engage in dialogue with investment and finance professionals, as well as with clients.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with high energy and passion.
  • Personal alignment, understanding and appreciation of GCM Grosvenor’s process, philosophy and business strategy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills with acute attention to detail.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects from inception to completion.
  • Demonstrated team player, self-starter, and independent thinker.
  • High energy level with flexibility to work long hours at times to accommodate client needs.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task, work under tight deadlines, and balance priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with peers, management, and clients.
  • Ability to work independently with a positive attitude and a high level of discretion.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Native in Chinese or any Southeast Asian languages is preferred.

In terms of cultural fit, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and be energized by working amongst a group of thoughtful, smart, fast-paced and successful colleagues. He or she will enjoy being a part of an organization focused on excellence and will be a naturally collaborative individual who enjoys interacting with individuals at all levels. Additionally, he or she will be a strong team player with a proactive approach and the ability to take initiative with discretion and judgment.


GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately $76 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and absolute return investment strategies.

The firm has specialized in alternatives for more than 50 years and has a diverse, engaged team of approximately 530 professionals serving a global client base. We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package focused on health and wellness, retirement planning, and diversity and inclusion. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney. For more information, visit:


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Business Development Associate, Hong Kong
  • Company
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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