Senior Investment Writer, Fixed Income & LDI Senior Investment Writer, Fixed Income & LDI …

William Blake Consulting Ltd
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jun 19
£65,000 - £75,000
William Blake Consulting Ltd
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jun 19
£65,000 - £75,000
My client, a large global asset manager, are looking to hire a senior investment writer to join the team. This role will be focused on their institutional DB pensions market, so successful candidates will need knowledge of Fixed Income, LDI and Hedging.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Generate ideas for powerful content that can influence each stage of the client journey, in line with business strategic objectives.
  • Develop fresh ways to market content across different media, including blogs, long-form writing, video, podcasts and social channels.
  • Build productive relationships with investment professionals, colleagues in Distribution and other stakeholders across the business.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of funds and solutions, while monitoring macroeconomic developments and industry trends.
  • Contribute to a collaborative and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Produce accurate and compliant fund commentary for regular reports, with a focus on fixed income, against tight deadlines; coordinate and proof-read content from external writers.
  • Provide support to the broader Marketing team, such as producing events copy, award submissions and comment for the news media.

Skills Required

Essential knowledge/skills for the role:

  • BA/BS in English (or a comparable Arts or Languages degree), Economics, Finance or Marketing.
  • At least five years of writing experience at an asset manager, agency serving the investment industry or news outlet covering the industry.
  • Editing and proof-reading experience.
  • Experience of leveraging social media to promote content.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; proficiency in writing for a variety of audiences.
  • Deep knowledge of the DB pensions landscape and understanding of the requirements of scheme trustees and other institutional investors.
  • A strong command of global financial markets and investment themes – in particular fixed income and liability-driven investment.
  • A keen sense of business priorities, and an ability to quickly grasp and communicate the relevance and distinguishing characteristics of one investment approach over another.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of different stakeholders.
  • Strong organisational and project-management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in order to effectively interact with senior executives, investment teams, Marketing colleagues as well as external partners.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with attention to detail – ability to work independently.

Desirable knowledge/skills for the role:

  • Experience in writing for blogs, hosting or producing podcasts and conducting video interviews.
  • Experience in crafting messages for social media platforms.
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