Investment Manager / Analyst

Job reference RA4005

Job summary

ReAssure are looking to recruit a dedicated Investment Manager / Analyst to join our team within the Asset Management function.  The position will preferably be based in London on a permanent basis.  This vacancy represents an opportunity to join a large financial services employer, within an ever-changing environment where you will discover the potential to perform and grow.

This role is an important hire within the Markets & Products team responsible for the selection of investment products for ReAssure Group’s investment portfolio. In this role as Investment Manager / Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting the management of ReAssure’s multi GBP billion credit portfolios, with a focus on private debt, as a key growth area for ReAssure providing additional income, capital efficiency and diversification, which overall drives more attractive risk-adjusted returns for shareholders. The position requires ability to work independently, with considerable energy and in a transaction-driven investment environment, including to build up a useful industry network. The position holder will report to the Investment Director in the Markets & Products team, contributing to the team’s responsibility for strong value generation for ReAssure’s bottom-line results.

Competitive Salary & Benefits package, including 27 days’ holiday, pension, healthcare

Originally founded in 1963, ReAssure is a life and pensions company which buys and administers closed books of business from other companies. Built on a 2000-strong team with a wide range of skills and experience, there’s one constant running through the ReAssure business – ‘Change’. Join us and you’ll have opportunity to drive our growth and progress through your own success.

ReAssure is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills; and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver long-term investment strategies and operating models for all approved asset classes, with special focus on credit and on private debt
  • Lead analysis and provide investment recommendations of individual private debt investments made by third party managers to ensure internal know-how within ReAssure Group is maintained in order to demonstrate adequate risk oversight
  • Supporting the designing and negotiating of additional investment strategies to complement the existing portfolio, such as structured notes and private placements
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across ReAssure Group Asset Management to review investment parameters provided to third party investment managers for ReAssure Group in order to implement the Strategic Asset Allocation; address exceptions to investment guidelines on a case-by-case basis and manage recommendations of external portfolio managers
  • Providing market insights to help the development of an overall Strategic Asset Allocation for ReAssure Group
  • Contributing to the market-related content of internal and external investment mandates
  • When relevant, deputise for the Investment Director at internal and external meetings

Key skills/experience required

  • Highly motivated and client driven
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise fashion
  • Highly capable of developing effective relationships and collaborating across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Very strong lateral and critical thinking ability
  • Strong, collaborative team skills, with ambition to take a leadership role
  • Experience-based knowledge gained across a range of investment products, which includes but is not limited to corporate debt, government debt, private debt, equities, real estate, derivatives and cash instruments.
  • Of particular relevance will be a deep working knowledge of credit fundamentals, public and private debt markets and, as a plus, of asset-backed debt investment.
  • Very good analytical skills, e.g. ability to perform “what if” financial /portfolio analyses using Excel or similar
  • Strong knowledge of Solvency II, particularly considerations around constructing a fixed income and loan portfolio that meets the matching adjustment requirements is a plus
  • Successful candidate will have/have had relevant experience in financial markets and will now be looking to develop their experience further
  • Direct exposure to managing or supporting a global and diverse investment portfolio, likely in fixed income and credit.
  • Evidence of successful track record in investment decision making will be an advantage.
  • Ideal candidate has a working network and is comfortable representing ReAssure Group’s Asset Management capabilities to capital markets participants, including to expand the breadth of ReAssure’s investment portfolio
  • Cross asset class experience a plus
  • At least an undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, Business, Mathematics or similar
  • A relevant professional qualification or evidence of wider interest in investment markets would be useful

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Job category/type
Asset Management/Permanent

Location
London

Date posted
11/02/2019

Application closing date
26/02/2019