Associate

Recruiter
MJ Hudson
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Apr 2021
Closes
27 May 2021
Ref
10864015
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About the Group

Specialising in alternative assets, we work with both well-known and emerging teams, helping launch new firms, new funds and new services. Once they are launched, we provide flexible support to help them operate more efficiently and deliver better returns to their stakeholders. MJ Hudson has invested heavily in data, technology, and analytics, allowing us to provide real time insights to our clients, helping them optimise everything they do.

From our London headquarters and our offices across Europe and North America, our team of over 200 professionals works for many of the world's most significant investors and managers.

We started as a law firm, but now our services include law, regulation, fund administration, ESG (responsible investing), investor relations, investment consulting, research, and analytics.

Working at MJ Hudson, you will get more exposure, more quickly to one of the world's most significant and fast-growing industries.

About the Role

The Associate will be a core member of the research team and will assist with a variety of high-impact projects for institutional clients. The team covers all asset classes with the focus being on alternative investments, specifically alternative risk premia, hedge funds and private markets.

Key tasks and responsibilities
  • Research managers, funds, and the markets in which they operate, with a focus on alternative investments
  • Contribute to both investment and operational due diligence on fund managers
  • Report writing, comprising due diligence reports, economic reviews and research pieces
  • Support manager selection mandates
  • Contribute to qualitative and quantitative analyses including portfolio optimisation
  • Developing expertise quickly on major sectors of interest to the investment community
  • Liaise with other departments from MJ Hudson- from the firm's law offering to our fund management solutions offering- to provide a one-stop shop for alternative investments

Candidate Profile

Essential
  • A minimum of 3 years' relevant experience within alternative investments
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Ability to complete projects on time and accurately
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to changing deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently, taking ownership
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills, including Excel skills and appetite to learn Excel VBA
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Interest in investment consultancy
  • Drive, energy and ambition to achieve results

Desirable
  • Background in alternative investments, especially private markets (private equity, private credit, infrastructure)
  • Previous experience in investment consultancy or asset management preferable
  • Previous experience with screening fund manager databases
  • Basic interest in quantitative software (eg Python)
  • Proficient in PowerPoint
  • Part-qualified professional qualifications such as the CFA are welcomed

Eligibility

Candidates must have an upper-second level degree from a good university, ideally in finance, mathematics, engineering, sciences or business.

Candidates must be physically located and eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom.

What we offer

At MJ Hudson you have the opportunity to make real sustainable impact, while working with amazing and talented colleagues. We offer a competitive salary, a great working environment and ample training opportunities for you to grow and develop.

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