Assistant Fund Manager, Advanced Bond Beta, Portfolio Solutions

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Who we’re looking for

We design and run custom fixed income solutions for clients, ranging from government bond baskets through to complex Buy & Maintain credit funds.

We’re looking for an Assistant Fund Manager who wants to learn all the ins and outs of managing portfolios that deliver what we promise to our clients, and ultimately take responsibility for looking after other people’s assets. 

We want someone who can work alongside our fund managers. You’ll have the desire and curiosity to learn their job as well as your own. And you’ll do it by getting to grips with day-to-day cash management, monitoring, and checks and balances, and progress to portfolio construction, understanding a wide range of fixed income assets and credit selection.  

 

You’ll be busy, hands-on and can-do. Learning your way around our processes and systems. Making sure they help give our clients what they want. And looking for improvements to make them even more efficient.

 

About Schroders

We’re a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we’ve been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn’t change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

 

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We’re close to our clients, in the heart of the UK’s financial centre. We offer flexible working appropriate for a portfolio management role.

 

The team

We build high-quality sustainable fixed income portfolios for our clients using a wide range of fixed income instruments.  We are expert in portfolio construction, carefully selecting the right credit bonds and overlaying derivatives where the solution demands.

We understand the regulations they work within. And we look for ways to standardise and automate, so we can give extra care and attention to the things that make a difference.

We’re a multi-talented team. We work closely together so that we can swap ideas, share information and manage risks. And we’re open to flexible working where appropriate, so we can all balance our personal and professional commitments.


What you’ll do

• Support portfolio managers by managing cash and portfolio flows
• Carry out portfolio monitoring, checks and balances
• Learn the ins and outs of our systems, their limitations, and how they link together
• Work out ways to improve our processes and systems
• Learn how to build fixed-income portfolios for our clients


The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Basic understanding of investment management processes and risks
• Basic understanding of fixed-income products
• An interest in capital markets
• An interest in making our processes even more efficient

 


The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Some experience in managing cash and assets
• An understanding and interest in fixed-income instruments, including bonds and indices, foreign-exchange forwards, interest-rate derivatives and credit-default swaps
• Basic awareness of credit bonds and selection
• An eye for how to present data visually
• An interest in programming


What you’ll be like

• Self-motivated and enthusiastic
• Flexible, intellectually curious and a strong desire to learn
• Prepared to unpick a problem, from start to end, learn about why it matters, own and deliver the solution
• Able to look at things from different angles
• Able to work under pressure, on several priorities at once, and with tight deadlines
• Great at working with other people and understanding what they need to do their job
• Keen to improve what we do for our clients and how we do it


We’re looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You’re welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

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