Alternatives Investment Analyst (Hedge Funds and Private Markets) Alternatives Investment Analyst (Hedge Funds and  …

M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Nov 21
M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Nov 21
Alternatives Investment Analyst (Hedge Funds and Private Markets)
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:

M&G Alternatives manage c.£10bn across three main pillars: Diversifying Strategies, Private Equity and Real Assets. We are primarily investing with external managers who have established or are establishing successful track records across our asset classes. Our desk is increasingly doing co-investments and potentially direct deals alongside managers.

The Diversifying Strategies team within M&G Alternatives are looking to hire a junior to mid-level investment analyst. This will be an opportunity for you to be part of an evolving global portfolio that targets an absolute return with low correlation to broader public markets. The main asset classes included in our mandate are hedge funds and diversifying strategies within private markets, such as healthcare royalties. The role will involve assisting to source new investment opportunities via meeting external managers and monitoring our existing investments.

We are looking for a candidate that is comfortable assisting with a due diligence process, working towards Investment Committee approval and helping to execute the transactions. As the candidate gains more experience, the expectation would be that they should become a deal captain, which would mean leading the process on certain new transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

• Assisting to identify, evaluate and select new investment opportunities within Diversifying Strategies
• Responsible for the ongoing monitoring of existing investments
• Responsible for the research effort on more liquid opportunities such as listed alternatives
• Assisting with the quantitative analysis and data collection
• Contributing to ongoing research projects and thematic reviews

Skills & Experience:

• Knowledge of hedge funds or diversifying strategies within private markets
• Preference for fund selection experience
• Comfortable interacting with new people and building relationships
• Strong analytical skills, critical thinking and highly numerate
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work both individually and as a team member
• Interest in sustainable investing and Environmental, Social & Governance aspects
• Substantial Excel experience and coding skills would be beneficial
• CFA or similar qualification

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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