Solutions Manager

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
25 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Schroders

Schroders Capital is the private markets investment division of Schroders, one of the world's leading asset managers. It offers investors a local approach to investing across a broad range of private asset strategies, supported by a global perspective.

Schroders Capital is a business built to provide investors with access to a broad range of private asset investment opportunities, portfolio building blocks and customised private asset strategies. Its team has been operating in private markets for over two decades, focusing on delivering best-in-class, risk-adjusted returns and executing investments through a combination of direct investment capabilities and broader solutions in all private market asset classes, through comingled funds and customised private asset mandates. The team aims to achieve sustainable returns through a rigorous approach and in alignment with a culture characterised by performance, collaboration and integrity.

With over $88 billion assets under management, Schroders Capital offers a diversified range of investment strategies, including real estate (debt & equity), private equity, secondaries, venture capital, infrastructure (debt & equity), securitised products and asset-based finance, private debt, insurance-linked securities and BlueOrchard (Impact Specialists).

The team

The opportunity is to join a growing team within Schroders Capital, Private Asset Solutions, which helps investors to integrate private assets into their investment portfolios. By creating and managing customised portfolios and funds, the multi-disciplinary solutions team support clients with investment management, structuring, simplifying administration, among other challenges faced by our clients. Schroders Capital manages over $31bn of AUM in private asset mandates and solutions.

• A client-focused approach: Each mandate solution is driven by the client's needs and combines a number of modular building blocks from investment selection and management, structuring and execution, to investment administration
• Close collaboration: The level of collaboration is defined by the clients' preferences and available resources
• A full spectrum of investment capabilities: Schroders Capital has a broad range of asset classes and investment strategies, allowing it to provided specialised solutions as building blocks or all-encompassing mandates.

What you'll do

Join a small, high growth team and work on designing, developing, and managing outcome-oriented multi-private asset funds and solutions for institutional and intermediary clients. You will;

Develop solutions:

• Model and optimise private assets portfolio allocations based on specific set of client objectives and constraints, leveraging the existing tools in place and proactively inputting into and working on improving such tools;
• Using the insights from the client engagement and the planned portfolio investments, proactively input into the appropriate vehicle structure to use for the solutions being developed through the collaboration with Legal, Tax, and Product teams;
• Work closely with the Operations team to design the operating model required to deliver new and innovative structures (e.g., new models required semi-liquid structures in the effort to democratise private assets);

Manage solutions and portfolios:

• Assist lead portfolio managers in the portfolio management and investment process of Private Asset Solutions Funds and client mandates;
• Monitor developments in private asset markets and provide strategic views and research into new investment ideas;

Support client engagement:

• You will need (to develop) a detailed knowledge of the SC capability set, the product and fund toolkit, and have good broadly based experience of the private markets;
• Meet with clients and develop Private Asset Solutions tailored to their needs through a consultative sales approach;
• Create proposals (including RFP output) and marketing materials

Build the business

• Work closely with the distribution teams and participate in client and internal presentations representing the Private Asset Solutions capabilities;
• Participate fully in the strategic development of the business.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• A professional qualification such as CFA, CAIA or other could be attractive but is not essential
• Investment background (primary, secondaries, or co-investments) in an asset manager, alternatives manager, private investment firm, advisor or asset consultant
• Experience working in fast-moving environment and dealing with ambiguity
• Experience managing private asset investment portfolios an advantage
• Experience in one or more private asset classes (e.g., Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Private Credit, Impact strategies)

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Robust understanding of modern portfolio theory and the ability to practically apply them to private assets given the various constraints
• Strong quantitative and spreadsheet based modelling capabilities. Coding skills are an advantage but not essential
• A high degree of economic literacy on private and public markets with a keen understanding of different asset classes
• Structured thinker with high levels of initiative and ability to think on your feet and stay calm under pressure
• Developing pitches and clearly communicate concepts in a client friendly format
• Ability to interact with, motivate and manage a broad range of stakeholders across the business
• Meeting strict deadlines
• Taking ownership of work and consistently delivering to a high standard of quality
• Confident communicator, able to interact with senior team members and clients
• Muti-tasking and able to prioritise workflow without supervision
• Imagination, motivation, curiosity and drive
• A second European language an advantage

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.
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