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Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Non-disclosed London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 month ago Permanent £competitive

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to lead our investment team and oversee the company's portfolio. The CIO will be responsible for determining the company's investment strategy, ensuring the achievement of return objectives, and maintaining alignment with the company's risk tolerance.

The ideal applicant for this position will have a special combination of strategic vision, keen analytical ability, charismatic leadership, and a love of the constantly changing world of finance. This person will serve as a thought leader for the asset manager in conferences, forums, and other business gatherings, not just within the walls of our organisation but also within the larger financial world. They will represent our company's brand and act as a mentor for future investments, assuring adherence to the long-term goals, mission, and core values of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

Investment Strategy Development and Oversight:

  • Develop, implement, and continuously refine the company's investment strategy in line with the firm’s objectives and market conditions.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the investment team, ensuring that all investment activities and decisions are in alignment with the company's investment guidelines.

Portfolio Management:

  • Oversee the research, selection, and allocation of individual investments across various asset classes.
  • Continuously monitor and adjust the portfolio as required to achieve optimal performance and risk-adjusted returns.

Risk Management:

  • Develop and implement robust risk management practices to monitor, manage, and mitigate risks associated with the investment portfolio.
  • Ensure alignment of the portfolio with the firm's risk tolerance and investment objectives.
  • Leadership and Team Management:
  • Lead, mentor, and manage the investment team, promoting a culture of collaboration, continuous learning, and excellence.
  • Oversee recruitment, training, and performance evaluations of the investment team.

Stakeholder Communication:

  • Regularly communicate with senior management and the board of directors on portfolio performance, investment strategy, and market outlook.
  • Engage with key clients and stakeholders to ensure transparency and build trust.
  • Market Research & Analysis:
  • Stay abreast of global and local economic trends, market developments, and emerging investment opportunities.
  • Foster relationships with key industry experts, peers, and researchers to gain insights and keep ahead of market movements.

Compliance and Reporting:

  • Ensure all investment activities comply with regulatory standards and company policies.
  • Oversee timely and accurate reporting of portfolio performance, risks, and other key metrics.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field. An advanced degree (e.g., MBA, CFA) is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 of senior-level investment experience, preferably in an asset management or institutional investment setting.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful portfolio management and investment strategy development.
  • Proficient understanding of various asset classes, investment tools, and risk management practices.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Exceptional analytical, decision-making, and communication skills.
  • A deep understanding of financial markets, macroeconomic factors, and regulatory requirements.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.

Compensation: Competitive salary with performance-based bonuses and benefits package.


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