We are not your average financial services firm and our unique culture is just one aspect that makes us stand out from the crowd. We offer a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance. You will be joining one of Europe's leading Investment Management firms where you can expect real responsibility and recognition from day one. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of career opportunities, whilst small enough to treat you as an individual and tailor training and development to your specific needs.
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Portfolio Risk Analyst to join the team and to perform independent oversight of the M&G equity portfolios and provide reassurance to senior management that funds are being managed in line with their objectives. The Portfolio Risk Analyst will assist fund managers in maximising alpha from bottom-up stock selection.
Your key responsibilities will consist of:
Supporting the senior risk analysts in their interaction with fund managers across a range of products and investment strategies covering:
* Production of risk materials to be used as part of regular risk catch up meetings with individual fund managers and desks. * Active participation in these regular catch ups - whilst initially the successful candidate would not be expected to lead these meetings, the expectation is that over time they will be capable of taking on lead responsibility for some funds. * Responding to ad-hoc requests for risk analysis from interested parties such as fund managers, investment specialists and senior management. * Regular monitoring and independent review of portfolios to identify any style drift, risk changes or potential emerging risks.
Participation in the formal oversight process which will include:
* The periodic review of the analyst's designated portfolios in order to ensure management is in line with objectives and investor expectations. * Escalation of any significant risk issues identified to the senior analysts in a timely manner. * Participation in formal review meetings (individual fund manager oversights, IPRC etc.).
Your additional responsibilities will consist of:
* Ad-Hoc project work aimed at enhancing the Portfolio Construction & Risk team's analysis and improving working efficiency. Participation in cross-departmental initiatives in order to foster greater collaboration with the wider investment risk team. * Undertaking of independent research aimed at uncovering portfolio/market risk insights which can aid fund managers in improving the investment management process.
What we are looking for
We are ideally looking for you to be degree educated or have a post graduate qualification of a technical nature. You will have experience in an investment risk role within financial services, preferably being an asset manager.
You will need knowledge of modern portfolio theory and previous experience with using Equity fundamental and statistical risk models (such as Axioma, BlackRock Aladdin risk models, Barra etc).
You will show a good understanding of equity markets and equity fundamentals; familiarity with bottom-up active equity portfolio management.
M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.