Multi-Asset Strategist

Recruiter
Laz Partners
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£60,000-£80,000 + Bonus
Posted
19 May 2022
Closes
18 Jun 2022
Ref
14564963
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Multi-Asset Strategist

About the job

We are working with a boutique asset manager (multiple $billion AUM) that is looking to hire a multi-asset strategist (5-10 years' experience) to join their Macro Research & Strategy team, which works closely with the portfolio managers across the firm.

The role will report to the Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy, working closely with the team on multi-asset research, asset allocation, and trade idea generation to help drive asset allocation decisions for client portfolios.

While a strong multi-asset background is important for this role, it would be especially helpful if the selected candidate is strong on Fixed Income (within a multi-asset/asset allocation context), as this is one of the areas in which the team would especially like some extra expertise

This is a well-respected firm with a purely institutional client base that has a strong track record of performance over the 30+ years since being founded.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Contributing to the idea generation process for multi-asset portfolios
  • Playing a key role in working with the team to help formulate the firm's Asset Allocation views (TAA and SAA) across developed and emerging markets
  • Maintaining and developing key multi-asset indicators
  • Identifying, developing and presenting investment and macroeconomic themes that are used in the group's written and multimedia presentations.
  • Support the Chief Economist & Strategist in developing the global investment strategy house view
  • Help deliver the house view to stakeholders, clients and prospects.
  • The successful candidate will be required to research cyclical and structural economic trends and investment strategy to help develop our "house view".


Knowledge & Experience / Qualifications
  • Proven experience working in investment strategy or asset allocation, with a strong macro background
  • Good understanding of fixed income within a multi-asset context (strongly desired)
  • Comfortable working on macro analysis in G10, Asia, emerging markets
  • Strong academic record with post-graduate qualifications (MSc or PhD) in Economics, Economic History, or any quantitative/mathematical subject
  • Ability to write well, including strong grammar and attention to detail
  • Must be comfortable working in a research-driven environment
  • Knowledge of economic and financial data (Bloomberg, Datastream, GFD etc)
  • Experience and confident presenter of macro themes
  • Must have a research-driven approach to global macro analysis & investing
  • Team player with a positive and pro-active attitude; A willingness to take on new responsibilities
  • Experience in statistical and econometric modelling (eg. R, Matlab, Python)
  • Strong understanding of economic data and policy & geopolitical issues

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