Asset Manager - Private Markets

5 days left

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
London, United Kingdom
Competitive plus Bonus/Benefits
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Key Responsibilities

Own Function (AM) Responsibilities

• Collaborate with the PMG investment teams on pre-execution due diligence relevant to both the investment case for acquiring the asset as well as to ongoing asset management considerations

• Define future operating needs and value levers for newly-acquired portfolio companies across people, capital and sustainability themes including definition and execution of a 100-day plan

• Through the asset management planning process, partner with the portfolio company management teams in developing key strategic business and operational goals with appropriate KPIs (financial, operational and ESG-related including carbon net zero)

• Proactively influence, monitor and assess asset performance versus those goals / KPIs as well as identifying and mitigating key risks

• Where required, serve as a non-executive director on selected PMG portfolio companies and/or work alongside co-shareholders

• Contribute to and help drive the agenda and key discussion items at the relevant asset management committees and provide constructive challenge to other investment and asset management professionals

Broader (PMG) Responsibilities

• Undertake coaching and mentoring of less senior members of PMG staff

• Act as an internal and external ambassador for PMG including exhibiting and promoting the PMG Terms of Trade and USSIM cultural values


• Extensive, demonstrable track record of asset management of privately-held companies within a Private Equity and/or Infrastructure setting

• Prior Board experience or exposure to boards

• Likely to have worked in a similar role in one or more of the following: GP, Pension Fund, Asset / Fund Manager

• Experience within a Financial Services' consultancy / transaction services' organisation would be considered

Skills and Technical Competencies

• Fluency with industry-standard valuation practices, modelling and knowledge of key financial terms

• Highly numerate (Accountancy qualification is considered advantageous but not a necessity)

• Great attention to detail

• Strong verbal and written communication

• Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player who can build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• Self-starter with 'can do' attitude, highly organised and ability to prioritise