Credit Portfolio Manager - IG (Active and Buy & Maintain)

Recruiter
Laz Partners
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£90,000-£100,000 base + Bonus
Posted
11 May 2022
Closes
10 Jun 2022
Ref
14860863
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
IG Credit Portfolio Manager (Active and Buy & Maintain)

We have been engaged by a leading global insurance firm that is looking to hire a Credit Portfolio Manager (5-10 years' experience) to join their portfolio management team in London and to focus on managing IG Credit Portfolios (Mostly GBP and some EUR & USD), as well as getting involved in a range of other initiatives and projects across the business.

This is a growing firm and team, with a great and collaborative culture. This would be a strong opportunity for anyone that is also open-minded to expanding their asset class knowledge to include alternatives (even if no previous experience), as well as to get involved in a range of initiatives/projects outside of being a portfolio manager, given how many exciting projects that the team is involved with. This role is not ideal for someone that just wants to be focused on being a PM without getting involved in other parts of the business (although being a PM would be the vast majority of the role).

The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3+ years of portfolio management experience within Investment Grade Credit (GBP focus), as well as good top-level knowledge of the insurance space (or at least some experience managing assets on behalf of insurance clients). Any previous experience in managing or mentoring team members is also a big plus, however not required.

The team offers a flexible working policy, with most people in the office 2-3 days a week and the rest of the time spent working from home.

Responsibilities
  • Management of Active/Buy & Maintain IG Credit portfolios
  • Working with the head of portfolio management and other portfolio managers to set the direction for the portfolio management group
  • Analysing market conditions and understanding the investment environment in order to develop informed and measured investment opinions
  • Getting involved in a range of ad-hoc projects and potentially looking at other asset classes, including alternatives (important that anyone who joins is open to working on a range of projects outside of direct portfolio management responsibilities)
  • Taking into account ESG considerations as part of portfolio manager responsibility

Requirements
  • A track record of performance in IG credit portfolio management (at least 1-2 years running a portfolio)
  • Strong understanding of global credit markets, including knowledge of specific issuers and sectors within the GBP IG space
  • An understanding of the insurance space (or any kind of experience managing assets on behalf of insurance clients)
  • Experience managing global portfolios across multiple currencies is a big plus (including EUR, USD)
  • All necessary regulatory approvals.
  • CFA certified (preferred)
  • Experience using Blackrock Aladdin (preferred but not required)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to form strong relationships with multiple stakeholders across various countries/geographies
  • Strong team player/collegial mentality

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