FundFAQ! for C-Suite Opportunities

22 Oct 2019

FundFAQ began with the interest in giving back to our candidate community – its priority is to share information with individuals whom are in their specific industries (e.g Hedge Fund Accounting, Private Equity Fund Accounting, Corporate Secretarial, etc) and aims to give bite-size infographics for many whom ready on-the-go. With this individually-driven market feedback that has been gathered at Funds Partnership Asia, we also want to keep the ecosystem transparent and share it with hiring firms, keeping them abreast to the market’s responses.

We have interviewed 46 candidates (Singapore and Hong Kong) we have recently spoken to after attending an interview regarding corporate secretarial career opportunities. FundFAQ narrows down the key questions to look out for, what other progression routes can candidates also venture into and most importantly, how did they feel after attending the interview.

C-Suite Opportunities

Top 6 questions employers ask during an interview:

  1. Describe your experience managing significant budgets and P&Ls –  how did you prioritize your investments?
  2. How did you see through tough decisions regarding budget cuts, restructuring or reallocating resources? 
  3. What are the biggest changes (especially regulatory) in the industry in the past 5 years, and how have they affected your current/previous firm?
  4. If you were to come onboard with us, what would be your priorities in the first 3-6 months?
  5. Tell us about a time when you took over a team that had been under a previous leadership for an extended period. How did you build support and trust with the team within a short period of time?
  6. How well do you think our company is doing today (overall and by business) and what do you think we should be doing to surpass our competitors of tomorrow?

What Qualities do Board Members Look Out for in Candidates?

  1. Strategy and vision
  2. Growth, financial, and operational management
  3. Leadership and team building  
  4. Culture


Get the full infographic here:  FUNDFAQ: C-Suite Opportunities

If you are keen to speak to a specialist that does executive search for corporate secretaries in Singapore and Hong Kong, please reach out to our respective consultants:

Ayyaz Ahmad – APAC Director

Robert Hayward – Principal Consultant