Multi-Asset Strategist

Recruiter
Laz Partners
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£100,000-£120,000 base + bonus
Posted
14 May 2022
Closes
13 Jun 2022
Ref
14901856
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Multi-Asset Strategist

We are working with a leading asset manager that is looking to hire a Multi-Asset Strategist to work closely with the Head of Investment Strategy and the rest of the team. This role will involve working closely with the various PM teams across the firm (Multi-Asset, Fixed Income, EM Debt, Global Equities, Thematic Equities etc) and will focus on idea generation across macro asset classes, as well as research contributions (especially towards tactical and strategist asset allocation views), ad-hoc production of white papers, client interaction and some occasional media appearances. It is very important that the person who joins has a strong understanding of the interactions and correlations between the major asset classes, both strategically and tactically, as well as Asset Allocation.

The Chief Strategist is looking for someone that is sharp, a self-starter, independent, an out-of-the box, however not arrogant (team fit is very important).

Criteria:
  • Strong Macro background and a good understanding of the interactions/correlations between the main asset classes (Rates, FX, Equities etc), as well as an understanding of Asset Allocation (Tactical and Strategic)
  • Any knowledge of the alternatives space (within a multi-asset content) is a big plus but not required
  • Self-Starter and the ability to hit the ground running
  • CFA Certified (Desirable)
  • Buy-Side and Sell-Side backgrounds will both be considered
  • Good understanding of idea generation across macro asset classes
  • Understanding of how to formulate and determine key macro themes that are driving various asset classes
  • Extroverted, well-spoken, and ability to build/grow relationships with teams internally, as well as with clients
  • Intellectually curious with an interest in writing occasional ad-hoc white papers on topics that would be interesting from an investment strategy perspective


Some of the Day-To-Day Elements of the role:
  • Generating ad-hoc trade ideas and ensuring that the various PM teams are kept up to date on these
  • Building/Strengthening relationships with the various fund management teams across the firm
  • Proposing changes to the monthly tactical allocation view and regularly building the case for potential changes to the firm's Asset Allocation view
  • The team does tactical (6-month), strategic (1y+), and secular (5y) outlooks, however strong experience working within a 6-12 month investment time horizon is preferable
  • Identifying and proposing new research themes, as well as initiating and completing research work
  • Research themes are determined by market circumstances but sometimes are also suggested by members of the investment committee or the multi-asset PMs. The strategy team has almost complete independence and flexibility, so the final decision of what to focus on rests with ultimately the team (priorities are set in an informal weekly meeting)
  • Speaking with the press
  • Helping the Head of Investment Strategy with presentations for client meetings/events and also presenting at client meetings/events when needed.
  • Posting articles and market comments on social media and the firm's multi-asset blog.


Key Objectives:
  • Play a key role in the idea generation process and notify PMs whenever relevant trade ideas arise
  • Become a key contributor to the team's Asset Allocation process and monthly investment committee meetings
  • Strengthen and grow working relationships with PMs across the firm (currently, 80% of the interaction of the Investment Strategy team is with the Multi-Asset Team and the other 20% is with the other teams (Rates, FX, EM Debt, Global Equities etc).
  • Help increase the overall quality of the research of the Investment Strategy Team

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