Quantitative Portfolio Manager

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
06 Sep 2019
08 Sep 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company overview:
As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients' needs. That's why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.

Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £418.2 billion (€476.3 billion/$543.3 billion)* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,100 people across six continents that focus on doing just this.

We are a global business that's managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients' needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we've grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients' needs and interests. Explore our interactive timeline to see how we've been shaping financial futures since our very beginnings.

Team overview:
Systematic Investments, sits within Schroders' Multi-Assets Investments division. We manage £7 billion across a range of systematic, factor-based strategies, predominantly on behalf of institutional clients globally, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, charities and insurance companies.

Who we look for:
An experienced global equities portfolio manager with experience in global factor-based systematic portfolio management. The ideal candidate is a process-focused team player with good interpersonal skills.

Overview of the role:This role entails ensuring the efficient application of the outcome of investment research and models into live portfolios.

The successful candidate will be required to review, analyse and apply changes to portfolios in accordance with model output and changes taking into account different market environments.

A key element of this role is the ability to build relationships and working with other teams including distribution, product, implementation and trading, to ensure a seamless investment process from start to end. This will include providing fund-manager oversight of support teams during client on boarding.
Interaction with clients concerning strategy and performance expected.

Skills required:

  • Strong stakeholder management in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent written & spoken communication skills.
  • Experience in developing and improving processes and automated checks required to make large-scale portfolio management efficient.
  • Previous experience in Sharia compliant investment strategies is a plus
  • Experience in both developed and emerging markets strongly desired.
  • Qualifications: CFA, CQF or postgraduate degree in finance
Personal Attributes:
Resilient, team focused and articulate with an eye for detail and a passion for continual process improvement.

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