Fixed Income PM, Credit Strategist (Relocate to Dublin)

Recruiter
F&L Search
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 Mar 2019
Closes
22 Mar 2019
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

     

Our client is a €35-40bn AUM asset management firm based in Dublin, Ireland with an innovative approach to investment management based on the application of a proprietary investment process, which allows the development of portfolio management solutions tailored to meet clients' needs; investment advice and related investment management services.

The Opportunity:

Portfolio Manager with responsibility for managing the fixed income and credit allocation across a number of total return funds, liquidity funds, Insurance products, and a suite of products within the overall Asset Allocation programme. This encompasses analysing the Macro Environment, recommending appropriate investment strategies and investing across a broad range of fixed income asset classes including but not limited to sovereign, corporates and hybrids securities.

Responsibilities:          

  • The management of internal fixed income portfolios (circa €2bn), including investment grade and non-investment grade credit, sovereign bonds (both nominal and index-linked), agency and covered bonds, their analysis, trade implementation and adherence to investment guidelines. 
  • Contribute and help define the monthly fixed income strategy document covering duration, credit, country and sector outlooks, a key input to portfolio construction and positioning across the fixed income and multi-asset portfolios. 
  • To help manage the Asset Allocation programme for a suite of mutual funds, oversee the buying and selling of fixed income investments with heavy emphasis on risk management (circa €10bn). 
  • Employ portfolio hedges of related macro risks as necessary. 
  • Implement trades and generate orders as required by the business across various asset classes, not solely limited to fixed income, including derivatives, futures, and fx. 
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of macroeconomic environment with the aim of generating a top down view. 
  • To improve the current investment process including developing and refining models for assessing fixed income assets. 
  • Work within a collaborative framework and participate in internal weekly meetings freely sharing developments, themes and investment ideas within the Global Macro landscape. 
  • Respond to ad hoc investment queries, client reporting needs, or internal marketing requests. 
  • Prepared and comfortable in presenting to internal and external stakeholders in relation to market outlooks, product overviews or investment reports. 
  • To support the Investment Committee's evaluations and decisions with ad hoc analysis related to the current or prospective products and to assist with the drafting of appropriate investment guidelines when required. 
  • Assist with the coaching, development and mentoring of less experienced colleagues, whilst supporting the senior fixed income portfolio manager in all aspects of their role. 

Skills & Competencies:

  •  Strong understanding of fundamental drivers of the macro-economic environment, with an appreciation for investor positioning and technical analysis. 
  • Ability to provide concise, effective communication of investment themes/ideas to entire investment team within a highly collaborative culture. 
  • Advanced level Bloomberg and Microsoft Office, programming an advantage.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Graduate at Masters level (min. 2.1) in an economics, quantitative or business discipline and preferably with an investment industry qualification (e.g. CFA). 
  • 8+ years in investment management with emphasis on fixed income and credit plus macro analysis with a solid track record in multiple asset classes. 
  • Experience in managing other asset classes an advantage. 
  • Flexibility in managing across multiple regions. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to work within a structured, repeatable investment process.

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