Investment Advisory Associate, Asset Management Consultancy

Hays Financial Markets
London, United Kingdom
27 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
An established asset management consultancy, listed on the London Stock Exchange, are looking for an ambitious Investment Advisory Associate to join their team on a permanent basis in the City of London.

The opportunity

You will have the opportunity to work in an aspiring company that operates globally across Europe and North America, working with some of the world's most significant investors and managers. You will work directly with senior members of staff from day one and will be a core member of the investment consulting team, assisting with a variety of high-impact projects for institutional clients. Your team will provide a full range of advisory and investment services to both well-established and emerging companies across all asset classes, with a specialist focus on alternative investments (including private markets, specifically private equity, infrastructure, real estate, and private credit). The approachable working culture in the business provides an excellent atmosphere to excel in and will give you the chance to leave your mark and take the next step in your career.


Your contribution will be essential as you will work on providing bespoke services to clients, including strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection, on-going portfolio monitoring, as well as personalised consulting advice. Your focus will be on private markets, and you will play a key role in researching managers, funds, and the markets in which they operate, as well as support the manager selection process for institutional clients through qualitative and quantitative analysis. You will develop your expertise quickly on major sectors of interest to the investment community and provide support on strategic asset allocation exercises. Your report writing skills will be utilised in comprising due diligence reports, economic reviews and research pieces.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this role, you need to have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience within alternative investments or private markets. You work in a dynamic environment, so you should be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in investment consultancy and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, adjusting to changing deadlines. Good analytical and quantitative skills are essential, including Microsoft Excel skills. Previous experience in investment consultancy or asset management is preferable, as well as experience with screening fund manager databases. Part-qualified professional qualifications such as the CFA and FIA are welcomed, but not essential.

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