Research Analyst - Real Assets - London

Aviva Investors
London, United Kingdom
May 11, 2019
May 24, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Analyst - Real Assets - London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Analyst to join Aviva Investors' Real Asset team.

The Role

This is a permanent role based in our head office in the City of London. You will work closely with the Fund Managers and influence investment decisions. The role will have a private debt focus but the successful candidate will play an integral part in ensuring research outputs enhance Aviva Investors' reputation globally as a professional fund manager and as a leader in real asset analytics. You will report directly to the Director of Research - Real Assets, working closely with the wider team and in collaboration with head of quantitative research to help develop a strong quantitative research platform across real assets.

The Team

The Research Team aims to provide insight that enables the business to make better investment decisions. The team is integrally involved in the investment process and plays an important role in strategic allocation decisions. We work closely with investment strategists and economist to build a clear understanding of the macro economic environment to establish a top-down view of market prospects across the universe of real assets.

  • Responsibility for building quantitative tools to assess relative market values and opportunities in real assets.
  • Working with head of quantitative research, builds a robust data and analytics platform to support research across real assets
  • Develop and provides inputs into insightful market commentaries, communicating research across the business to influence fund and business strategies.
  • Support investment decision making through building a view on market trends of most significance.
  • Providing investment recommendations based on robust qualitative and quantitative assessment, including in depth research on new market opportunities.
  • Contributing to our thought leadership agenda to ensure our understanding of key themes is cutting edge and helping to raise our profile externally.
  • Build the profile of Aviva Investors Real Assets through presenting at conferences, taking part in industry events and providing media commentary.


  • Either a relevant degree (economics, finance or related discipline) or able to demonstrate a suitable depth of intellectual rigour and maturity.
  • Excellent quantitative skills and advanced data manipulation capabilities. Appetite for a data intensive role.
  • A deep understanding of real assets, particularly private debt and infrastructure.
  • Proficient in Bloomberg and / or Aladdin
  • Good understanding of capital markets.
  • Proven analytical insight and a strong commitment to research.
  • Great all-round communicator who can deploy the most appropriate tone and method to best suit the recipient. Excellent presentation skills.

Highly Desirable:
  • IMC or equivalent; or recognized historical knowledge, experience and/or qualification.
  • CFA, CAIA, CPA or equivalent.

About us

We are proud to be a different kind of asset manager; our intelligent and innovative solutions are based entirely around our clients' needs, not ours.

Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with expertise in real assets, credit, equity, macro and multi-asset, and solutions. We are proud to stand out in our field as our intelligent solutions are based around our clients' objectives, not ours.

Inclusion and diversity

We are a global organisation with thousands of employees and customers from different cultures. We've built our approach to inclusion and diversity on the principles of respect, valuing differences and inclusion.

One of Aviva's core values is Care More, and this is bought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. What's important to us is that you are supported to do the best work of your life.

You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.

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