Working With Us

The Asian Institute of Finance, a joint initiative by Central Bank of Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia was established to enhance human capital development in the financial services industry across Asia.
Committed to lead capacity building and standards setting for the financial services industry, the Institute offers thought leadership and applied industry focused research in key areas of talent management, financial inclusion and ethics.

We invite applications from highly qualified candidates to fill the following positions at our office in Sentral Kuala Lumpur.

  • Research Managers/Senior Managers/General Managers

    This position reports to the Director of Research, Thought Leadership & Policy Development. The core responsibilities of this position are to plan, prioritise and manage a range of applied research studies relating to the financial services industry within established budgets and deadlines.


    • Taking lead responsibility for at least one research project (qualitative and quantitative applied research) including research design and management, financial management, producing research outputs and presenting findings
    • Critically evaluate data and information and develop appropriate conclusions
    • Produce top quality research reports, research articles, research papers and case studies
    • Generate new ideas research projects and bring these ideas to market
    • Provide leadership to those working within research areas by coordinating the work of others to ensure that research projects are delivered effectively and to time, agreeing objectives and work plans
    • Work with the industry, policymakers and academia to scope, structure and conduct research studies
    • To perform any other assignment as delegated by division.


    • Graduate Degree in Management/ Business/ Economics/ HR and other relevant fields with minimum of 5 years’ working experience in Research. Post graduate qualification is an advantage 
    • Strong research experience and analytical skills including the ability to compile, organise, analyse and interpret data and information from a variety of sources 
    • Proficient in qualitative research methodology,  research design and data collection methods and possess an excellent report writing skill 
    • Ability to clearly and concisely present, discuss and write about the conclusions, inferences and results gained from analysing complex data collected from a range of sources 
    • Excellent project management skills 
    • Independent, resourceful, passionate at work and a team player 
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meetings and work effectively in a collaborative setting 
    • Previous experience in financial services or consultancy would be an asset
    • Fluent in written and spoken English 
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF’s values and business principles. 

    Interested applicants should email to and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position requirements.


    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Director, Professional Standards

    The Director, Professional Standards provides strategic direction and oversees the development and implementation of professional standards and ethics across the financial services industry. This position provides both strategic and operational support to the Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB); chaired by Tan Sri Munir Majid. AIF acts as the Secretariat to the board and associated working groups including developing and managing work plans, engagement & advocacy across the financial services industry. The position includes developing a suitable framework and methodology to be adopted for professional standards development in the areas of professionalism and ethics. The post holder will be expected to present to the FSPB, the Board of Directors of AIF as well as other stakeholders. He/she is expected to lead, coach and mentor a team to help them achieve individual and divisional KPIs. The person will assess workloads and makes appropriate individual assignments, as required to ensure the PSD drives the enhancement of professionalism of human capital within the financial services. Serving as a key liaison with industry leaders, professionals, and other AIF stakeholders. The Director of Professional Standards Division reports to the Chief Executive and is a member of his Management Committee.


    • Oversees the process of consultation and drafting of standards, and interactions with the FSI regulators and Ministry of Human Resources (JPK)
    • Creates and/or manages the process needed to effectively support the level of professional standards needed by the industry
    • Oversees content and quality of papers for working groups and boards as required
    • Oversees the creation and work plan of any working groups created within the professional standards division
    • Advises leadership and/or executives at the highest levels about the professional standards setting, quality assurance, and human capital development
    • Initiates and implements new methodologies, procedures and guidelines that will support the enhancement of professionalism of the industry’s human capital
    • Develop and implement a human capital development strategy related to professional standards
    • Oversees the development of National Occupational Skills Standards and curriculum for the financial services industry
    • Ensure all standards development are carried out in accordance with business plans and KPIs
    • Manage, lead and provide support to the PSD staff.


    The Director of PSD reports to the Chief Executive Officer. He/she works closely with industry leaders and professionals, regulators, professional bodies and industry associations. The person establishes and maintains a supportive, collegial, relationship with members of the Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB), industry committees and government departments. Confidence of the FSPB and Board of Directors of AIF is a key skill required.


    • Graduate Degree or Masters in HR/Management/Business/Finance/Economics or equivalent post-graduate qualifications are preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience in financial services, consulting or in a regulator is essential.
    • Appreciation of human capital development
    • Knowledge of project management and development of standards
    • Proven leadership
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-pace environment where change is a constant.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF values and business principles


    • Demonstrated knowledge of managing and building positive relationships with stakeholders, including senior management, and government departments
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work across the organisation and interact/influence effectively with industry leaders and professionals
    • Excellent consultative, listening, analytical, and decision making skills
    • Excellent written English with proven ability to research and write accessible, clear documents and reports for a range of audiences
    • Proven oral communication skills, with ability to engage different audiences, convey complex information in an accessible way and prepare and give presentations at board level
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, including managing departmental workload in line with the strategy, making strategic decisions, overseeing the successful management of working groups

    Interested applicants should email to and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position's requirements. Applicants from ASEAN countries are encouraged to apply.


    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Manager, Business Development & Marketing

    This position reports to the Senior Manager, Business Development & Events and is responsible for achieving sales targets in line with AIF’s vision and values. The main responsibilities are to develop, maintain and grow AIF’s customer relationship management system and to develop a marketing and business development plan and conduct business development activities to achieve target revenues for sponsorship, conference fees, advertisement sales and publication sales. The role holder will also be required to develop a network of customer contacts within major financial companies and other stakeholder organisations.


    • Working with Senior Manager, BD & Events, to develop an overall marketing and business development strategy for AIF in accordance with the AIF’s strategic plan.
    • To develop a marketing and sales plan with tactics and activities to achieve targets in each revenue stream – sponsorship, conference fees, advertising sales and publication sales.
    • To generate sales leads using different marketing channels, including advertising, direct mail, email and website. To develop a plan to follow-up sales leads and convert into sales.
    • To manage and constantly update AIF’s social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.
    • In charge of Digital Marketing campaigns for AIF’s activities.
    • To be responsible for maintaining, updating and developing AIF’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
    • To liaise with Salesforce and other suppliers as well as AIF’s IT department to ensure CRM system is operating efficiently and effectively.
    • To manage and oversee AIF’s internal network of CRM data coordinators and ensure each division is managing their contacts on the system.
    • To use CRM system to create and implement targeted marketing activities and campaigns.
    • To work in collaboration with colleagues in CPR to raise awareness and promote AIF brand as well as the organisation’s thought leadership, research and other activities.
    • To measure and report on all business development and sales activities and to make recommendations for modifying and improving future strategy and activities.
    • To develop a network of contacts at major financial organisations with responsibility for sponsorship and/or training/learning & development (eg authorizing conference fees) and develop a plan for regular communications.
    • Plan, manage and develop stakeholder management activities, including with Affiliate Institutes and other relevant domestic and regional partners.
    • Monitor and track projects to ensure proper and timely completion.
    • Produce reports and provide information to Management as required.
    • To be involved in AIF’s events onsite operational matters as and when required
    • Work closely with other divisions on projects and activities as and when required.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by Senior Manager, Business Development and Events and/or Director Communications & Public Relations.


    1. Chief Executive Officer
    2. Communications & Public Relations
    3. Other Heads of Divisions and AIFs’ staff

    1. Bank Negara Malaysia / Securities Commission
    2. Affiliated Institutes (CIIF, IBFIM, MII, AICB, ABS and SIDC)
    3. Organisations within the financial services industry
    4. Government Agencies
    5. Consultants
    6. Professional Bodies


    • Bachelor degree in business, marketing, communications, or other related field with a minimum of 6 - 8 years successful corporate business development, marketing and sales experience.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of marketing and sales strategy development and social media and digital marketing expertise.
    • Prioritises and plans work activities based on marketing/business development goals and responds promptly to customer/stakeholders needs or concerns.
    • Excellent written and spoken English and a confident manner to engage senior directors across the financial services sector in sales discussions.
    • Industrious, outgoing and ability to build a rapport with stakeholders and excellent telephone etiquette.
    • Results focussed and target driven.
    • Works with integrity and upholds AIF values and business principles.

    Interested applicants should email and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position requirements.


    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Internship Programme


We welcome undergraduates (from Malaysia and countries across ASEAN) and postgraduates who are Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) scholars, from all disciplines to apply for an internship at AIF (Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur).

Our objective is to provide young undergraduates and postgraduates with hands-on learning experience and gain knowledge and understanding in the professional working environment. It is a great opportunity for young graduates to learn about work in a real-world setting under the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced supervisors.

The AIF internship programme covers the following areas:
  • On-the-job work assignments
  • Soft skills development
  • Experiential learning
  • An internship attachment usually lasts between 2 to 6 months. As an intern, you will be assigned to a department within AIF that is related to your field of study
  • Study courses relevant to AIF are business, marketing, finance, accounting, HR, Economics, IT, Communications and Research
  • Candidates should have a proven strong academic performance, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
  • Candidates should also be actively involved in extra co-curricular activities, be willing to learn new things and demonstrate positive mindset and attitude.

Interested applicants should submit a completed resume and letter of application stating how your qualifications and skills meet the position requirements to

Please denote your area of interest on the top right corner of the resume based on one of the following specialities:
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • HR
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Communications
  • Research