Capital Markets: currently 823 jobs.The latest job was posted on 20 Feb 19.
The capital markets exist to enable companies, governments or institutions to raise money through the sale of securities such as equities or bonds.
Investment banks work as underwriters for companies issuing stocks or bonds, assuming the risk of issuing the securities, and bringing them to market.
Capital markets professionals work on both the buy side and the sell side, and may work in the equity capital markets or the debt capital markets.
Roles and Responsibilities
A typical entry level role would be as a structurer. This job involves creating the financial products which more senior colleagues will then attempt to sell. Strong research skills are a must, as is a flair for presentation.
Equity research professionals develop a strong and in-depth financial understanding of the group of companies they follow, regularly reporting back to investment managers.
Originators are responsible for bringing in new business; they will meet with potential new clients to gain insight into their finance needs, and will showcase how the bank can best meet those needs.
Syndicators ready the market for the sale of the new product. This involves assessing demand, calculating a price and ensuring that the correct documentation is in place.
In order to secure a capital markets career, strong analytical skills are needed. Statistical aptitude is also important, and research skills are a strong point in your favour. For the client facing roles such as originator, strong sales ability is key, as well as a solid background in the financial markets.
Capital markets careers offer a variety of well trodden career routes - from junior structurer to senior originator, for example. Singapore's bond and equity markets have both shown strong growth in recent years, with nearly 800 companies trading on the SGX. Capital markets careers look set to grow in scope and opportunity over the coming years.