Head of Multi-manager portfolio management team
We currently have an opening for the role of Head of Multi-manager portfolio management team. This is an important new position. The person will manage a team of fund of fund Portfolio managers covering Equity, Fixed income and multi asset. The head of the team will be expected to take responsibility of the multi asset funds, and so experience in this area is a pre-requisite. Strategic guidance will be provided by the Investment committee, the successful candidate for this role will be expected to manage the portfolios in line with this view. Our investment process follows a risk budgeting approach to ensure portfolios are aligned correctly to where we want to have risk in portfolios and to ensure there is consistent application of the process across products. Another key consideration for how our funds are positioned relative to their product peer group categories. The Investment Team is growing and its scope is expanding thereby providing a thriving environment for career progression in a new dedicated role and function. Duties
• To be the named portfolio manager on a number of flagship funds
• Manage a team of Portfolio managers in constructing portfolios in order to outperform their performance targets.
• Ensure that portfolios are consistent with the Investment Committee strategic view as well as being aligned to key product objectives
• Help to design active investment risk strategies and effective implementation of risk budgeting for portfolio managers
• Responsible for developing quantitative techniques that support investment decisions
• Analyse and be a thought leader in helping to optimise portfolio return and risk across all products under management
• Develop models to identify the factors that drive performance and enhance it, seek new ways of constructing portfolios and challenging investment ideas
• Support Portfolio Managers through critical analysis of the composition of funds
• Ad hoc projects as required Skills & Competencies
• Strong organisational skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and lead others
• Programming skills desirable
• Numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail as a pre-requisite as is the ability to work to deadlines in a team based environment
• Strong analytical and communication skills (both oral & written)
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
• Knowledge of Bloomberg PORT, Morningstar, Style Research is an advantage Qualifications & Experience
• 10+ years' experience in asset management.
• Extensive experience in multi asset fund of fund portfolio management.
• Experience of managing a team
• Quantitative/Business based University Degree.
• CFA qualification is advantageous.
• Excellent analytical skills, knowledge of numerical & quantitative research techniques