Investment Specialist - 12 Month Contract

M&G Investments

We are not your average financial services firm and our unique culture is just one aspect that makes us stand out from the crowd. We offer a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance. You will be joining one of Europe's leading Investment Management firms where you can expect real responsibility and recognition from day one. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of career opportunities, whilst small enough to treat you as an individual and tailor training and development to your specific needs.

Role Purpose

As a key function within the M&G Retail Fixed Interest Team, the Investment Specialist team is responsible for the articulation of investment views and fund positioning for the entire range of M&G Retail Fixed Interest funds, as well as early product development, client activities sin conjunction with sales, product marketing and product management. The role of Investment Specialist reports to the Investment Director and has specific focus on assisting the Investment Specialist team in designing and executing product strategy, communicating to clients internationally, partner with global sales teams, articulate the investment message, work with fund managers on multiple fund-related tasks and activities and finally participate in early product development.

This is a 12 Month Maternity Cover Contract.

Key Responsibilities

* Build up knowledge on macro and market dynamics in the fields of global fixed income
* Understand inside out our product range, monitoring changes and periodically discussing change in market views by fund managers
* Share this knowledge on both markets and products with multiple stakeholders - sales, marketing, press and media, clients, risk, etc.
* Articulate the investment message on key product propositions
* Develop new product ideas based on client, fund manager and sales teams' feedback and/or market opportunities
* Work with the investment specialist team, the presentations team and the investment content team to craft, develop and update all the marketing materials, presentations, and charts (including social media) that allow to the IS team communicate all dimensions of the investment message for the Fixed Interest product range.
* Craft and participate to client roadshows, events, panels

Essential Skills and Knowledge

* Prior experience in a similar role in the asset management industry, or product management in other sectors
* Fluent English required, as well as French. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
* Ability to understand and discuss about fixed income market dynamics and absorb the philosophy of particular funds
* Ability to establish a solid relationship with internal stakeholders, including the investment marketing function, to deliver documentation efficiently and timely following requirements
* Strong communication skills - able to communicate ideas, outputs and challenges both internally to Investment Specialists and to the Presentations team and externally to clients
* Proactive nature - able to anticipate future requirements, and also determine information which may be of interest to stakeholders
* Willingness to challenge the status quo and influence the company culture for the better
* Excellent attention to detail and strong excel, power point and Bloomberg skills
* Strong interpersonal skills - able to build good relationships with fund managers, Investment Specialists and other stakeholders
* Perceptive - able to understand requirements and provide relevant information
* Good listening skills and very strong organisational skills - able to manage and meet different deadlines and priorities from different sources, ensure timeliness of delivery
* Any academic background will be well accepted

M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.