Fund Associate - Real Estate Income (Long Lease Property)

Recruiter
M&G Prudential
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Jun 2019
Closes
21 Jul 2019
Ref
5667462
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Fund Associate - Real Estate Income (Long Lease Property)

Unique opportunity to join M&G's market-leading long lease investment team with a portfolio of over £8bn AUM across traditional and alternative sectors. Substantial capital available for new investments and the growing nature of the business have driven a need for an associate level role operating at the heart of the UK fund management and investment team.

The Role

• Work closely with experienced real estate and fixed income professionals across the business, developing the skills for unearthing good relative value in a well-established and growing hybrid asset class.
• Take a key role in analysing transactions, working directly with investment surveyors and fund managers to deliver deal flow for various funds within the Real Estate Income business
• Be involved with a range of activities facilitating the day to day management of the REI Funds
• Assist in the capital raising, marketing and investor communications of the funds

The Team

The Real Estate Income business at M&G is responsible for the management of M&G's long lease property investment activities on behalf of both the Prudential and external institutional clients. It currently has over £8 billion of assets under management. The flagship product of the business is the M&G Secured Property Income Fund with assets of £4.2 billion, currently the largest pooled institutional real estate Fund in the UK, investing across all sectors of the market including hotels, healthcare, residential, student accommodation and leisure in additional to office, retail and industrial assets. Other key strategies include the M&G European Secured Property Income Fund and M&G Secured Lease Income Fund along with other real estate based inflation-linked income and fixed income credit arbitrage transactions for various segregated account mandates. These strategies are delivered by a team of 15 investment professionals working in partnership with colleagues across M&G's Fixed Income and Real Estate divisions.

Key Responsibilities

• Analysis of suitable new investment opportunities and making purchase recommendations to the relevant Fund Manager
• Assist in the preparation of investment committee papers and appropriate deal analytics
• Assist in active management of existing properties
• Monitor and ensure compliance with the investment policies and restrictions of the fund
• Assist in the provision of adequate investor, consultant, compliance and internal reporting
• Assisting with capital management (capital queue management, drawdowns, payments, reporting, etc.)
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholders and external service partners

Job & Personal Skills

This role will be suitable for someone who has an interest in transacting and managing a portfolio of diverse real estate assets and dealing with a sophisticated institutional investor base. It is recognised that candidates are unlikely to have specific experience in long lease property.

The key skills for the role are:

• Very strong analytical skills and attention to detail
• Highly numerate
• Good level of proficiency in Excel and sound financial modelling skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Highly motivated person and self-starter: ability to work independently and use initiative
• Team oriented person and ability to work across different business units
• Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Flexible approach to role and responsibilities within a growing business.

Qualifications

Likely to be degree educated possibly with CFA qualifications.

Knowledge & Experience

Likely to have specific of working in fund management/financial services. Must have the ability to analyse and model cash flows from a property.

Desirable attributes include:

• Knowledge of credit analysis and ratings.
• Understanding of UK property market.
• Understanding of decision making of pension funds and pension fund consultants and reporting requirements of investors.

People who work at M&G Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you'll get all the support you'd expect, including full training and professional development. You'll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.
M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

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