Solutions Manager

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
Apr 04, 2019
Apr 04, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Team Overview
This group is part of the Portfolio Solutions team which is responsible for delivery of outcome orientated solutions to Schroders clients. Portfolio Solutions has experienced strong growth over the last 3 years and is responsible for c. £55bn of exposures across a range of solution types. The Investment Solutions team is a specialist team with actuarial, quantitative and capital market expertise that work with institutional clients that have complex investment objectives and regulatory challenges. The Investment Solutions team consists of 14 people across the globe servicing pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. The team engage with clients from inception through to implementation and on-going management of investment strategies making best use of Schroders extensive asset class coverage.

Role Overview
The successful candidate would be responsible for taking a core role in ensuring success in the team's efforts to:
- Develop and improve the quantitative tools and capabilities required to service insurance clients in making asset allocation decisions
- Design and implement Solvency 2 aware investment solutions for insurance clients covering both liability backing and surplus portfolios
- Assisting portfolio managers in the delivery of highly regulated investment solutions such as a Matching Adjustment compliant portfolios
- Work with distribution and the consultant relations teams to promote Schroders solutions and wider capabilities amongst consultants and insurers directly
- Promote Schroders thought leadership to a wide audience including publications, press and conference presentations
- Develop, in collaboration with other areas, new products and solutions for both the institutional and intermediated markets
- Work with distribution to sell Schroders' capabilities to potential clients as part of the education and beauty parade processes
- Work with distribution, the portfolio management and derivative structuring teams to ensure the control environment surrounding solution delivery is robust

Essential Skills
The essential skills a candidate should demonstrate are:
- Knowledge of Solvency 2 gained at an insurer, consultant or asset manager with a focus on the asset side of the balance sheet
- Strong technical skills and demonstrable numerical skills with a minimum 2.1 Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, mathematical finance, statistics or hard science
- Demonstrable coding skills and familiarity with MatLab, R, Python or equivalent
- Familiarity with asset liability management and portfolio selection
- Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), presentation and sales skills
- Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders and represent Schroders to clients and consultants.
- An ability to show initiative and effectively prioritise tasks
- Dependable and reliable delivery of accurate work
- A capacity to work cooperatively with a range of groups as part of or coordinator of project type tasks.
- Ability to work in a team is essential

Desirable Skills
The desirable skills a candidate should demonstrate:
- Understanding of the UK/EU regulatory framework as it impacts insurers with a focus on its impact on insurance asset management
- The ability to convert regulation into a set of rules that can be used in portfolio construction
- Prior experience with Matching Adjustment and the running MA compliant, bottom-up portfolio optimisations is highly desirable
- Professional qualifications such as CFA or FIA
- CF30 certified

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