Investor Relations Associate - Real Estate

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
30 Apr 2021
30 May 2021
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G 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.

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/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

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
  • Value 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 best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:

Provide business development and client service support for the M&G Real Estate Investor Relations team. The real estate investor relations team is a dynamic and energetic team that focuses on the development and maintenance of relationships with new and existing institutional investors for the M&G Real Estate Business, total AUM £33.9bn. This includes supporting products invested in UK, European and Asia commercial and residential real estate. he team works closely with the fund management, investment and asset management, finance, legal, compliance, areas to not only service our existing investors but also to support the growth and development of the business.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:

Experienced Colleague:
  • Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training
  • For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
  • Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
  • Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
  • Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Responsible for the preparation of material across the real estate product range, for existing investors and new prospects and to be involved in aspects of client take-on, due diligence and client retention.
  • Produce presentations and pitchbooks for products across the real estate product range for prospects, existing investors and consultants
  • Coordinate responses and contribute to RFP, DDQ and RFI materials across the real estate products.
  • Update and maintain consultant databases.
  • Assist with responses to investor and consultant queries, and requests from internal stakeholders.
  • Assist the investor relations team with the compilation of reporting materials.
  • Assist the Director with the compilation of sales flyers and fund profiles and other promotional material.
  • Providing ad-hoc admin support to the team when required

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • High accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Organised and systematic approach to work
  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Ability to build and develop relationships with internal and external customers and
  • Ability to work with complex numerical and written data
  • Problem-solving skills abilities coupled with intelligence, passion and a drive to learn
  • Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative to strict deadlines
  • Business related degree or Real Estate qualification would be an advantage, as would CFA Level 1 or similar investment qualification but not essential.
  • Knowledge of institutional fund management sales, client servicing and take-on processes would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Experience of institutional RFPs and new business pitches would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Experience in the real estate industry would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Ability to develop, enhance and populate institutional RFP systems and knowledge of CRM databases.
  • Experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously and working with senior fund management teams.
  • Strong written, computer, research and analytical skills, with knowledge of MS Office suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel).

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Recruiter Name: Phoebe Ewers
Closing Date: 14th May 2021

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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