Director, Early Career Investor Development

Recruiter
Wellington Management Company, LLP
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Jul 2021
Closes
25 Jul 2021
Ref
11374414
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

POSITION

THE COMPANY

Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With more than US$1 trillion in assets under management as of June 2021, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 60 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative, and inclusive culture because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

THE POSITION

Our global investment platform is comprised of over 500 investment professionals across six investment functions (Alternative Investments, Private Investments, Investment Boutiques, Investment Research, Investment Science and Investment Strategy) in six locations (Boston, Hong Kong, London, Radnor, Singapore and Tokyo).

In this role, the Director of Early Career Investor Development (EMEA) will be responsible for providing regional strategic leadership, coaching/mentoring and managing our early career investment talent programs in EMEA. The goal of these programs is to develop the next generation of investors; development of this talent will be the Director's top priority. The Director will also matrix-manage our EMEA-based Investment Science employees (currently six), partnering with Boston-based managers on the development and management of our Science talent, and providing local regulatory oversight. As such, the ideal candidate will possess deep investment knowledge, ideally having worked as an investor (Analyst or Portfolio Manager) or as a coach/manager of investors previously. They will leverage their investment background to partner closely with early career talent for the purpose of helping them discover their investor DNA and hone their respective investment processes and philosophies. In addition, the Director will take a long-term view to ensure that our talent is aligned with our global business needs, and that it is adaptable to changing alpha sources, technologies, sciences, client needs and market conditions. Success in this role will drive long-term strategic impact on the firm and our clients. Of note, our firm's DEI strategy places great emphasis on recruiting and developing a highly diverse early career talent pipeline. As such, the Director will need to view themselves as a diversity champion, ambassador and leader for the investment platform. Based in London, this position will report to the Head of the London office, with matrix reporting to the Global Director of Early Career Investor Development, based in Boston.

Working as part of a global and regional leadership team, the Director will serve a cross-functional role. Areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to:

* Work closely with Directors, Early Career Investor Development based in Boston and APAC to build a strong and robust early career investor development program and talent bench for EMEA;

* Supervise our Science talent in EMEA and APAC, partnering with Boston-based managers on their development, and providing local regulatory oversight;

* In partnership with external and internal DEI networks, help articulate and execute on a comprehensive diversity strategy for the ECID program in the EMEA region;

* Act as a coach (in partnership with experienced investors) for investment specific job responsibilities including idea generation, analytics, integration of science and technology, and the development of well-articulated investment philosophies and processes;

* Provide ongoing, timely feedback, including mid-year and year-end performance and compensation reviews;

* Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to ensure the firm is attracting the ideal diverse talent;

* Understand the comprehensive needs of the investment teams across the EMEA region, both to ensure the Early Career talent bench is equipped to provide leverage today, and to develop the requisite skills to become the successful next generation of investors beyond the Early Career program;

* Partner with the Learning & Development team to ensure that the firm is arming our investors with the skills needed to meet current and future business demands across our fundamental and scientific investment businesses.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will bring a depth of investment content to the role, as well as possess a strategic and global mindset. They will have a proven passion for attracting, retaining, developing and motivating early career investment talent and fostering a diverse and inclusive team. In addition, they must have demonstrable problem-solving skills, a deep understanding of investment processes, and the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Further qualifications are likely to include:

* Strong academic credentials, ideally including an MBA and/or CFA;

* 10+ years of relevant professional experience in at least one of the following capacities: 1) presently or formerly a successful investor (Analyst or Portfolio Manager) in a fundamental and/or systematic environment; 2) a manager of investors with a successful track record of hiring, coaching, retaining and developing early career talent; 3) a manager responsible for designing and leading investor development programs; or 4) an investment consultant with experience evaluating and providing feedback to managers;

* Proven experience of attracting, retaining, developing and motivating investment talent, and fostering a diverse and inclusive team, oriented towards coaching and delivering feedback;

* A passion for the investing business and for the capital markets;

* Effective interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to articulate and integrate numerous viewpoints and mobilize/influence across all levels of the organization, including senior leaders;

* The ability to navigate stressful situations with poise, being a calming presence, active listener and pragmatic problem solver;

* Results driven, with strong process orientation, able to manage, prioritize and complete multiple projects.

Please note that we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

SKILLS

JOB TITLE
Director, Early Career Investor Development

LOCATION
London

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .

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