Senior Investment Advisor, Kleinwort Hambros

Société Générale - UK
London, United Kingdom
Apr 28, 2018
May 03, 2018
Job Function
Wealth Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Description of the Business Line or Department
Team of generalist Investment Advisors, who could also have an additional product or asset class speciality and expertise.
Investment Advisors are part of the Advisory department (ADV), which is part of Wealth Management Solutions (WMS), and related to the Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) business line.

Summary of the key purposes of the role
- Interactions with Clients, including Key Clients
- Provide investment advice
- Interactions with Prospects, Clients and Private Bankers
- Provide overview of investment offering
- Act as a specialist on a specific asset class or instrument type (optional)
Contribute to developing the junior staff members

Summary of responsibilities
- Implements the local ADV strategy and roadmap
- Keep himself/herself informed and aware of the SGPB/KH investment strategy, key themes, and also of any potential evolution/change within the SGPB/KH investment offering
- In line with the client risk profile and suitability assessment, the SGPB/KH investment strategy and investment universe, and the group and local policies and regulations:
- Act as a dedicated investment advisor for Advisory portfolios
- Provide investment advice in relation to portfolio allocation and investment products (e.g. mutual funds, structured products, equities, bonds, etc.)
- Provide investment information (portfolio reviews, performance updates, products information, etc.)
- Convey SGPB/KH Investment Strategy and SGPB/KH Global Investment Committee views, and:
- Promote, suitably and consistently with all policies (Suitability, TCF, etc.), the full range of investment products and services available in the SGPB/KH investment offering
- Support Private Bankers in their marketing and client acquisition activity
- Build strong relationships with Clients, Private bankers, and other business partners in general
- Coordinate the delivery of specific investment products or services (optional and depending on expertise)
- Train Private Bankers on investment products and services, through any or several of the below (optional and depending on expertise):
- Private Banking Academy trainings
- Private bankers induction
- Private bankers team training on specific investment topics as proposed by the Investment Advisor or the Private banker Team leader
- Transmit clients and Private bankers feedbacks to the other WMS teams in order to adapt and develop further the SGPB/KH investment products and services offering
- Support the Group Head of Advisory for specific Advisory projects
- Support, develop and share their knowledge with junior team members
- Perform all duties in accordance with the principles outlined in the SGPB/KH Code of Conduct, as well as the policies and procedures relevant to your responsibilities, to ensure that you adhere to a culture that treats clients fairly and focuses on the long term sustainability of client relationships
- Fully respect SG Policies and Procedures defined locally, at PRIV and at Group Level, in order to control operational risks
- Respect of local SGPB/KH procedures and relevant regulations
- Application of IMMUNE and FORCE rules
- Must seek advice from management in case of doubt

Level of autonomy and authority
- Decisions with regards to advising and transacting investment products
- Decisions with regards to investment products and services promotion, advice and trainings


- Required:
o Individual contributor competencies as defined in the SG Leadership Model
o Strong experience / expertise in the financial industry
o Generic financial knowledge
o In-depth knowledge of all main investment products and services
o In-depth knowledge of asset allocation
o Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills.
o Client and service oriented
o Ability to meet and advise Ultra High Net Worth clients and Key Clients
o Team player & collaboration
o Knowledge of internal risk and conduct management, compliance, suitability, appropriateness and constant vigilance in respect of them
o Good judgement skills to adequately raise an alert and/or exercise whistle blowing, in regards to operational risks exposure among other things
o Strong expertise in fixed income markets

- Desirable:
Strong expertise in a specific investment product or service

6-7 years experience ideally in investment advisory, a strong expertise in a specific investment product or service would be desirable.

- Level 4 RDR compliant qualification such as the CISI Investment Advice Diploma (IAD)
- Level 6 qualification such as the CISI Full Diploma
- Undergraduate or post-graduate degree
Additional relevant professional qualification e.g. CFA

- Fluent in English
- Any additional spoken language