Asset Management Division, MAS, European Fiduciary Management Lead Portfolio Manager, Executive Dire

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
19 Feb 2022
27 Feb 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Multi Asset Solutions ( MAS) is a multi-asset class investing group that sits within the Asset Management Division at Goldman Sachs. It designs and develops comprehensive investment management solutions customised to meet the investment objectives and relevant constraints of clients. These solutions bring together state-of-the-art techniques for multi-asset portfolio design and implementation and reflect proprietary research and analytics conducted by the MAS team. With investment professionals across the globe, MAS invests or advises on assets for some of the world's leading corporations, sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, and family offices. Goldman Sachs Asset Management's global pensions fiduciary management team sits within and is core to the MAS team.
The successful candidate would become a member of the Portfolio Management Team within Multi Asset Solutions (MAS) with a focus on working with European pension scheme outsourced / fiduciary management portfolios. The candidate would be responsible for providing advice and guidance to our European pension scheme clients including the design, management, and communication of full and partially outsourced portfolios for these clients. This role is client-facing and highly analytical, focusing on developing, investing, managing and communicating customised portfolio solutions for clients. Core responsibilities include:
  • Supervise client portfolios on a daily basis. Areas of involvement will include strategic and implementation issues, asset allocation, investment manager / vehicle selection and oversight, risk / performance management and evaluation, and research on investment management products
  • Develop client relationships by understanding client investment needs and proposing new strategies that enhance portfolio characteristics
  • Interpret actuarial cash flows and their interest rate and inflation sensitivities to develop asset-liability analyses and asset allocation recommendations
  • Interpret pension accounting disclosures, actuarial valuations, and recovery plans
  • Develop and communicate materials for clients and prospects such as strategic advice, performance updates, requests for proposals and additional analyses
  • Oversee preparation and delivery of regular client deliverables including quarterly updates, annual accounting, implementation statements and regular ESG reporting
  • Input to development of the overall investment proposition and research views on both macro and micro-level investment issues
  • Participate in prospecting and research meetings to help continue to grow the UK fiduciary business
Other required skills/experience :
  • 8+ years of investment or portfolio management experience or in a field related to defined benefit pension scheme management
  • Preference for qualified actuary, CFA charterholder or MBA
  • Familiarity with concepts relating to LDI
  • Ability to communicate and market complex ideas and strategies to clients of varying levels of sophistication
  • Highly organised individual able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Intelligent, creative, and good problem-solving abilities
  • A self-starter, should have ability to work independently as well as thrive in a team environment
  • Strong interest in the financial markets and a good investment sense/commercial instinct
  • Excellent writing and communication skills


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