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Chief Operating Officer (Private Equity Fund) Harbridge Partners Limited
Chief Operating Officer (Private Equity Fund) Harbridge Partners Limited

Job Highlights

  • Chief Operating Officer,COO,Operation,PE Fund, FOF
  • Start up,Asset Management,Fund management,
  • back officer,compliance,finance,legal,Director

Job Description

The Company

Our client is an ambitious Private Equity fund house start up, founded by the top tier elite of the industry with substantial funding backing it up. They are now looking for a top level candidate, who has worked in top tier PE firm, fund house, asset management firm or investment bank, to join them as their Chief Operating Officer.



  • Act as the Chief Operating Officer for the Private Equity Fund businesses in Hong Kong.  
  • Set up business processes, procedures and policies through in-depth evaluation, and execution of continuous improvements in compliance with standard practices and quality control.
  • Lead and control strategic project planning process, and resources allocations.
  • Reports directly to CEO.
  • In charge of operation, compliance, risk and finance duties.
  • Partner up with the CEO and involve in Product & Platform Management responsible for the PE fund.
  • Coordinate local and regional Asset Management business / product development initiatives and projects.
  • Oversight the product landscape and operational platform.
  • Work with the CEO and set up development strategy for the fund platform.   
  • Act as the point of contact and Provider Manager for external Service Providers.
  • Develop corporate governance and control framework (e.g management meetings and reporting, cross border business framework, operational incident management recovery and resolution planning, regulatory reporting, outsourcing oversight, trading framework).  



  • Degree or above in any related area.
  • Industry experience of at least 15 years in Operation, risk or compliance in asset / fund management, ideally somebody who is currently a COO or has taken such post before.
  • Candidate who is eligible to be SFC type 9 Responsible Officer will have an advantage.
  • Knowledge of fund operation, fund accounting, compliance, finance and IT. Understanding that this requirement is generally too board, our client is only expecting the candidate’s expertise covering a few of the above requirement and substitute the others with external professional service provider.
  • Solid understanding of operational processes and investment management applications.
  • Understanding of industry relevant regulatory- and legal-aspects
  • Able to work independently.
  • Flair for finance with the ability to interpret product- as well as business-related operating figures.  
  • Conceptual and analytical thinking.   
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and written) is necessary.



  • Opportunity to work with the highest calibre expert in the industry,
  • Great Career progression, opportunity to join a strong PE fund at its early stage.
  • Fully comprehensive medical insurance and personal insurance.
  • Great MPF Pension Scheme.



 For further information, please contact our Douglas Au at 2523 9994 .

da AT harbridgepartners dot com 

consultants At harbridgepartners dot com


Additional Information

Years of Experience
15 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

About Harbridge Partners Limited


HARBRIDGE PARTNERS is a boutique, executive search and human capital consultancy firm.

We are an Asia-based, premier human capital consultancy and recruitment specialist in the  Legal, Tax, Compliance, Risk, Audit, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance, Infrastructure (Middle Office), Information Security/ Technology and Sales & Marketing, fields.

Due to client requests, we launched our Private Banking / Private Wealth Management Division, servicing all levels of requirements from  Private Bankers, Wealth Planners, Tax Consultants to Portfolio Managers, Credit Specialists and support staff.

Our front-line  Sales & Marketing Practice, is now headed by an ex-investment banker.

Our Legal, GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) and Internal Audit Practice is managed by a multi-award winning specialist Legal and Compliance Recruitment Consultant, with over 14 years specialist experience recruiting in these araes.

The founding members have over 35 years relevant executive search and direct industry experience within our specialist industry sectors. We believe we are one of the very few- if not the first, specialist Corporate Governance and Private Banking / Wealth Management recruitment firm comprised of top ex-industry professionals or experienced recruitment specialists specifically focussed on the Asia Pacific. 

We assist our global and local clients in Asia with identifying, developing and recruiting the world’s top talent, exclusively for the fast growing markets of the Asia Pacific regions.

Most of our consultants are multi-lingual and speak fluent English as well as another Asian Language.


HARBRIDGE PARTNERS believe in developing long term relationships through open communication, trust and good, honest, ethical hard work as the foundation of our recruitment practices.

Our consultants have won industry recongnition in their specialist areas, for example such as The Asiamoney Polls.

We hope that you will find our market knowledge, professionalism and personal approach, a refreshing change. 

To better serve our clients, we have plans to launch our Singapore and Shenzehn offices soon. If you are a recruitment consultant, looking for a truely international working environment and a total commitment to Asia, please do get in touch.

HARBRIDGE PARTNERS - Delivering Unparalleled Talent

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus