Senior Investment Writer

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus and benefits GBP
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • William Blake Consulting Ltd
  • 14 Sep 18 2018-09-14

A global asset manager is looking for two senior investment writers to join a team covering communications, investment insights and thought-leadership material for EMEA and AsiaPac. One role is a 12-month contract and the other is a permanent role.

The individual in this role will:

  • Provide effective communication material for clients and new business prospects in the institutional and wholesale markets
  • Deliver material ranging from regular reporting to investment insights and topical pieces
  • Interact closely with marketing and investment professionals in Europe, the US and Asia.
  • Be part of a global investment writing team in a collaborative, deadline-oriented environment.

The writer will contribute to:

  • Topical reports, for example portfolio manager interviews, investment views on a particular asset class, educational pieces on a current industry/market issues, and thought leadership pieces.
  • Quarterly ‘in focus’ reports – more in depth reports on activity within the fund and market over the quarter.
  • Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and ad hoc client reports, which include market and portfolio commentaries.

The writer’s responsibilities include:

  • Staying well-informed about developments in financial markets and our portfolios
  • Delivering accurate, relevant and technical content
  • Building strong relationships within the writing team, the marketing department and the investment group
  • Contributing to the editorial direction of the team based on our business needs.

Skills and qualifications required:

  • Experience within an investment writing position at a global asset manager
  • A demonstrated ability to capture complex ideas and express them clearly and concisely
  • Experience writing for Fixed Income markets would be a real positive
  • Commercial focus: able to create ideas and messages that resonate with a sophisticated audience
  • Ability to distil multiple sources into a coherent narrative
  • Quantitative aptitude: comfortable with analysing data and portfolio reports.
  • Ability to identify relevant portfolio changes and interpret the drivers of those changes (market movements, economic events and so on)
  • Skilled at interpersonal communication and building strong working relationships
  • Creativity at generating ideas which engage with the needs of internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well in an international, collaborative team environment.