Investment Solutions Director

M&G Group
London, United Kingdom
23 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&GPrudential our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

What you can expect from us:

We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • V alue Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their bes t

The Role:

We have leading capabilities in all areas of active fund management including Multi Asset, Public Debt and Private Assets. Our focus is acting as a trusted partner and adviser to a diversified client base across institutional, wholesale and retail clients and in different geographies. Solutions, the provision of defined outcome and structure, has become central to this role and the successful growth of the business over the past 10 years, firstly through a number of hugely popular funds and more recently through the development of more bespoke and client specific mandates.

M&G is looking to expand our resources focused on Investment Solutions working across Equities, Fixed Income and Multi Asset. The role will report to the Head of Investment Solutions and will have responsibility for leading regional, channel or investment specialty segments of the business.
The location of the role will be in London with regular travel expected internationally.

Key Responsibilities

• Serve as a senior representative of the Investment Solutions team in meetings with intermediary, institutional investors (clients and prospects), consultants, and internal colleagues. Develop a clear understanding of the particular needs and interests of regional investors for investment solutions that incorporate Multi-Asset, Fixed Income and Equity investment capabilities.
• Promote the investment capabilities of M&G via a consultative, solutions-oriented approach consistent with the mandate of Investment Solutions. Support the gathering and retention of AUM for off-the-shelf solutions as well as customized strategies by working closely with both investment and distribution teams.
• Maintain in-depth knowledge of investment solutions that encompass Asset Allocation, Fixed Income and Equity investment strategies. Attend investment meetings, read research reports, utilize information services, etc. to maintain knowledge base required to successfully represent the capabilities of M&G and the strategic initiatives of Multi-Asset Solutions.
• Support the development of presentation/communication/marketing materials, RFP content, etc. used in support of multi-asset solutions opportunities. Activities will require extensive interactions and coordination with Solutions colleagues, Asset Allocation associates, portfolio managers, portfolio specialists, other investment professionals, and distribution associates.
• Advance the reputation and market awareness of M&G, both globally as well as in-region, via thought leadership, including: white papers, industry journals, conferences and symposiums.
• Serve as an external contact for multi-asset & solutions mandates implemented for clients. Support the servicing of relationships via close interaction with a wide range of M&G staff, including portfolio managers, portfolio specialists, operations staff, and other staff responsible for producing and delivering content to internal and external audiences.
• Build close partnerships with key internal staff, most notably regional distribution associates responsible for prospect and client development. Provide multi-asset solutions training to internal staff in one-on-one or group settings as appropriate.

You will have:

• A minimum requirement of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and at least several years of relevant work experience.
• Strong preference for experience in the design, construction and management of multi-asset strategies to wholesale intermediary, insurance and pension clients.
• Strong knowledge of the market opportunities and drivers for partnerships and solutions across intermediary, pension and insurance segments including client demand, regulatory requirements and technology developments.
• Strong preference for candidates possessing MBA or other advanced degree.
• CFA, IMC or equivalent qualification and FCA approval required.
• Must have a passion for the investment business with a deep understanding of investment concepts and have a strong working knowledge of investment strategies and tactics.
• Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to present complex concepts to a wide range of audiences in a consultative, solutions-focused manner.
• Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills with ability to interact well with portfolio managers, portfolio specialists, quantitative analysts, sales and client service professionals, and institutional clients and consultants.
• Energized by the opportunity to be a senior representative of a strategically important global initiative.
• Highly motivated self-starter.
• Possess a high level of personal integrity and a passion for achieving competitive results.
• Ability to travel, including international.

Recruiter Name: Emma Flaherty

Closing Date: 30th August 2019

At M&GPrudential Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.

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