Senior Fixed Income Fund Selection Analyst

Employer
Mediolanum Asset Management Limited (MAML)
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 09, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Principal Duties of the position, including but not limited to:

  • To take the lead in creating buy lists across allocated Fixed Income fund research areas
  • To maintain strong knowledge of peer categories within the asset class as defined by Morningstar
  • To constantly update the buy list and recommend funds for removal or addition according to our monitoring process including the creation of a “bench” of potential managers
  • To contribute to ongoing enhancement of the fund selection and monitoring process, particularly with a view to adding sound quantitative techniques which can create good efficiencies and deliver a more focused approach
  • To meet with external fund managers to develop qualitative view and deepen understanding of the investment approach
  • To share with the wider investment team, research into active manager trends and highlighting key strategic papers of leading asset managers
  • To maintain and develop our manager research database and records 
  • Presenting to the Investment Committee; providing regular report and making proposals as required
  • To work collegiately with the team across other asset classes as required
  • Supporting compliance, regulatory and legal functions including but not limited to the following:
    • On boarding new managers and target funds
  • Preparing manager documentation as required
  • Ad hoc projects as required

The Candidate

  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Track record of selecting outperforming managers with a focus on Fixed Income
  • A strong interest in investment markets and a high degree of proactivity
  • Relevant degree
  • Good and demonstrated appreciation of quantitative analysis particularly in the area of fund selection
  • CFA qualification is advantageous or the candidate should be studying towards achieving this qualification
  • Good knowledge and experience of fund research
  • Strong knowledge of the main asset classes (equities, fixed income, alternatives)
  • Ability to pitch well constructed investment ideas to a wider forum
  • Numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail as a pre-requisite as is the ability to work to deadlines in a team based environment
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (both oral & written)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg and Morningstar is an advantage

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