Multi-Asset Fund Managers' Assistant - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022
28 Jan 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...

To provide direct support to the Multi-Strategy Investment Team. Assist in the day to day management of their portfolios and provide oversight of various outsourced back & middle office functions.

This is an initial 12 month fixed term contract.


How you'll spend your time....

This initial 12 month fixed term contract role sits in the front office and works directly alongside the Multi-Strategy Fund Management and Investment Teams providing day to day support on their portfolios.

In this role you will cover the following broad areas:
  • Direct support for the investment team, conducting day to day management of portfolios. Timely and effective query resolution for Fund Managers, internal departments and outsource provider.
  • Decision support - asset allocation, adjusting multi asset portfolio weightings according to daily flows received, policy papers, trade implementation.
  • Monitor FX hedge exposures and adjust for applicable funds not in hedging model
  • Check fund performance against in-house spreadsheets
  • Monitor and book TRS positions & resets - liaise with OTC Processing team at State Street for middle office capture.
  • Project and monitor income on income distributing funds to advise fund managers of levels and whether further income is required.
  • Provision of data for client presentations, RFP & ad-hoc requests (such as Top holdings, credit rating, currency exposures, sector allocation and geographical breakdown to the Factsheet Team and Client Services Team).
  • Monitor upcoming maturities to ensure futures, options, bonds etc are rolled.
  • Assist with monitoring of ESG and RI compatibility of Responsible Funds via on-desk spreadsheets
  • Cash reporting & monitoring of overdrafts and flows. Monitor currency exposures and enter FX spot & hedging adjustments for portfolios outside of the passive Treasury Dealing model. Work with internal teams and State Street for resolution of any associated issues identified by the desk.
  • Monitor assets approaching maturity and advise Fund Managers.
  • Assist with the completion of documentation to allow investment in 3rd party funds.
  • Corporate action decision support on behalf of Investment desk.
  • Process OTC derivative trades in Front Office Systems. Monitor lifecycle events, such as resets, coupons, maturities, credit events etc. Verify long-form paper confirmations.
  • Involvement in non-BAU project work, such as raising/assisting with Change Requests; New Fund launches & transitions; OMS upgrades and testing etc.

Required Qualifications

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Strong Multi-Asset background, including OTC & ETD derivative experience, understanding cash flows and structure of the assets.
  • Relevant work experience within an asset management company or investment bank
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Excel, VBA
  • Coding, including SQL & Python
  • Factset
  • Bloomberg / Bloomberg PORT
  • ThinkFolio, Aladdin

Preferred Qualifications

If you also had this, it would be great...
  • Industry qualification such as IMC or CFA

About Our Company

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to build tailored solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented and dedicated people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We encourage applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

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