Investment Communications Specialist - 6 month fixed term contract

Marketing & Communications
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Who we're looking for
We are looking for an Investment Communications Specialist to join the Content team. This role is for a writer and editor with a good understanding of economics, equities, fixed income and other investment types. They will work primarily on tasks being introduced to Schroders via project Swift (Lloyds mandate).
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 5,000 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. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.
The team
The Schroders Content Team aims to surface the company's expertise, which includes everything from expert views to research to specialist tools. We work with authors, commonly fund managers, to produce comment pieces, snapshot articles or in-depth explanatory pieces. We also write our own newspaper-style articles, which showcases views from Schroders specialists. We also edit and refine research papers. At its core, the team undertakes the company's fund reporting function.
What you'll need to do 
• The role includes writing investment commentary, providing regular updates on fund performance, positioning, strategy and outlook. This will cover funds investing in multi-asset, fixed income and equities.
• The specialist will also need to write regular market updates covering various time periods and geographies.
• All written content will need to meet compliance requirements and be written according to Schroders house style.
• Each specialist will build a high level of knowledge and understanding of markets and our funds, in addition to keeping up with other markets and economic and business developments around the world.
• Thought leadership and insights content are an important way for us to maintain and build on our relationships with the new clients being brought on board as part of Swift. For this, the specialist will be required to develop and write original and engaging thought leadership content for a variety of audiences.
• This will require close cooperation with other members of the investment communications team, PR, investment and economics teams, as well as attendance at the weekly newsroom meeting.
• This role does not just cover the written word; the specialist may need to be involved with infographics, videos, podcasts and other communication types.
• The specialist will need to build and maintain good relationships with various teams and individuals around the business. This may include fund managers, analysts, economists, marketing teams, PR, social media and product teams.
The knowledge, skills and qualifications you need
• The ability to convey complex investment concepts in a clear tone of voice and in simple language.
• A strong understanding of financial markets, and the factors which drive them, such as macroeconomics and current affairs.
• Experience of researching and originating high quality commentary.  
• Digital skills, including experience of content management systems.
• Experience of reading performance attribution spreadsheets.
What you'll be like
• Excellent writing and editorial skills, good attention to detail.
• Ability to manage own workflow and meet deadlines.
• Analytical and numeric skills.
• Highly organised
• Creative
• Ability to take a high level view but not afraid to roll up your sleeves
• Able to multi-task at speed, operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
• A pro-active, motivated approach
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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