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Investment Specialist (Index funds)

Ref: 9222120

  • €65,000 - €85,000
  • 19 Oct 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

About the business area
My client manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.
What you'll be doing
• The Investment Specialist will also assist with the identification of strategic opportunities to enhance all funds, processes and data management to support the Portfolio Management team in delivering investment excellence for our client base. • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the current investment market and economic issues from an index perspective. • Participate in ad-hoc (Quantitative and Qualitative) researches and prepare material for investment reports as required. Help in analysing corporate actions and recommend action to take. • Assist with client-servicing, including helping to respond to client requests and helping to prepare materials for client/consultant presentations. Create standard presentation slides and content to support client specific queries and lead non-standard Presentation production. • Assist with analyses of portfolio breakdowns and transfers, index construction and changes and with analysing and attributing portfolio performance. • Support the teams with technical enquiries and communication of complex analysis and sophisticated ideas in a concise and understandable fashion, both in writing and in person to our stakeholders which range in sophistication and represent Distribution or Portfolio Managers where required • Work collaboratively with Distribution to formulate and implement product and investment strategies that fulfil European client demands: support the development of new investment strategies and vehicles to take advantage of market, regulatory, tax, and product developments to establish and maintain a market leading investment offering. • As part of the wider investment team, provide support to the operation of the team and contribute to the on-going development of the function. Proactively work with various teams (legal, product, portfolio management, IT, distribution and others) within the firm to complete cross functional projects.
What we're looking for
• Knowledge of financial markets, investment management and investment processes (with particular focus on Index strategies and ESG) gained through relevant experience in an investment analyst or product specialist role. • Effective and confident communication skills, such that outcomes can be achieved via a ‘partnership style’ approach with key stakeholders. An ability to exert influence, develop senior internal relationships and work collaboratively across multiple functions and geographical regions. • Excellent numerical aptitude and Excel skills such that the individual can supplement supplied portfolio, risk and performance analytics with their own quantitative assessment. • An ability to deliver balance and objectivity in written and spoken qualitative assessments of performance and risk data, and investment processes. • The ability to work with minimal direction is important and the role holder will be able to demonstrate strong organisational and project management skills and work flexibly in changing environments. • Proven track record working in investment management, preferably in a product specialist front office role. • An understanding of institutional client product trends and competitor landscape. • Knowledge of another European language (i.e. Dutch, German or Italian) is highly desirable but not essential.