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  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Employee Type:
    Permanent
  • Department:
    Research Team
  • Division:
    IWI Research
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:
    Competitive

Fixed Income Research Analyst (5216)

We're one of the UK's leading investment management companies, with responsibility for over £40 billion of client assets. We've worked closely with clients and their trusted advisers for many years and gained a unique understanding of the specific needs of our clients.

Investec Wealth & Investment seeks to deliver exceptional levels of customer service and has been trusted to meet the needs of private investors for almost 200 years. But our eyes are focused on your future.

Right now we're a team of over 1400 dedicated professionals located across 14 sites in the UK. We're looking to strengthen our team and need you to come on board and make a difference.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Research Analyst - Fixed Income

The role of the Investment and Research Office is to help shape the firm's high level investment strategy and asset allocation, oversee portfolio construction, and provide central coverage of a range of investment vehicles. Additional roles include marketing (newsletters, external and internal presentations, media work) and maintenance of systems. The team currently comprises 23 people.

The Fixed Income team are the subject experts in all matters relating to bond investing on behalf of the firm, including formulating investment strategy, reviewing the short- and long-term outlooks for various markets, advising on portfolio construction and security blending, performing bottom-up credit analysis, managing institutional portfolios and conversing with the media, when opportunities allow. The team consists of an investment strategist, credit analyst, portfolio manager and fund analyst.  

About the role:

To provide and communicate high quality, professional research services in all aspects of fund investments, for the use across our in-house audience.

  • Monitor and conduct on-going due diligence work on a sub set of the existing Researched List, including onshore and offshore funds and investment trusts
  • Identify new fund ideas and vehicles, and conduct necessary due diligence, both quantitatively and qualitatively
  • Advise and educate the internal client base on the Researched List funds in terms of both risk and opportunity (including the model portfolio process)
  • Contribute to the construction of model portfolios, with an eye on the production of enduring alpha.
  • Engage with investment companies, often providing guidance to and engaging in dialogue with company boards.
  • Help in the development of younger members of the team.
  • Be a leader in interpreting the latest evolution in ESG.  
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of investment products, professional expertise and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and organisational requirements / procedures at all times
  • Where appropriate, contribute towards business strategy, including identifying prospective clients and helping generate new business through the promotion of company services

Do you thrive on change, and have a combination of the following skills?

  • Experience in a role involving an element of fund research or investing in the Fixed Income space
  • Have a strong interest in fixed income markets.
  • Ability to conduct analysis and provide opinions
  • Welcomes challenge and is able to challenge others on investment ideas
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and good time management skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop on a continuous basis
  • Familiarity with Morningstar, Factset and Bloomberg systems is an advantage, though not a requirement
  • Working towards CFA is an advantage, though not a requirement

 


 
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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN
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Louise Radcliffe

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Benefits

Pension
Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance
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