Deputy Portfolio Manager

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
12 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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.

Job Purpose Statement

Columbia Threadneedle Global Team is looking to recruit a smaller companies deputy portfolio manager. The role will initially be focused on enhancing our coverage of the global small cap market with responsibility for a number of sectors and assisting in fund management duties. candidate should be able to demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to work in a large team environment.

Role Responsibilities

To deliver long term small cap investment opportunities and assist. Ideas will be sourced from both internal discussion e.g. with other Threadneedle analysts and through meetings with managements and brokers. This will involve chairing company meetings, writing stock / sector review notes and providing investment recommendations to the team. The role may involve Global travel.

To engage and debate stock ideas in a constructive manner.

To manage relationships with internal clients (other investment teams, sales team, institutional team, etc). and external clients.

Good communication skills are a prerequisite for both internal investment meetings and external marketing.

Key Capabilities

  • Business model analysis.
  • Ability to identify key strengths and weaknesses of a business model.
  • Strong modelling, valuation and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, to deliver high conviction stock recommendations.
  • Ability to manage portfolios and assist with portfolio construction.
  • Team player
  • Self-Starter
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Previous asset management or investment analyst background

Desired Capabilities

  • Previous experience in smaller mid-cap company analysis
  • Foreign language

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