Investment Specialist

Wellington Management Company, LLP
London, United Kingdom
Apr 12, 2021
Apr 16, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 55 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.



Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With over US $1 trillion in assets under management, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 50 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies.

As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

The fixed income team within Investment Products and Strategies ("IPFS") at Wellington works closely with our fixed income investment teams, our global relationship group and business colleagues around the firm. Our fixed income investors span a wide range of disciplines, geographies, sectors, and styles. The IPFS function has three main responsibilities:

Product Development And Marketing
IPFS contributes to client growth and retention by assessing business opportunities and leading business planning, developing new products and investment solutions, creating the communication strategy for the book of business, including materials that differentiate the product relative to competitors and acting as a subject matter expert and portfolio representative for colleagues, clients and consultants.

Investment Integrity and Risk Management
IPFS acts as an independent advisor to ensure the integrity of the investment and risk management processes, as well as consistency with client expectations and guidelines, conducts regular portfolio risk and performance attributions reviews and contributes to formal oversight processes.

Business Management
IPFS contributes to managing the business, including managing risk, capacity, pricing and guidelines, leading resolution of internal business issues and sharing investment integrity, marketing and product development best practices.

Role and Responsibilities
Investment Specialists are members of product teams, which are led by an Investment Director. He/she works closely with the Investment Director(s), investment teams, and business professionals on the areas described above. Responsibilities include performing analyses that ensure portfolio integrity by providing oversight of portfolio positioning, performance, and risk exposures. The individual will also contribute to the development of new investment strategies and client solutions, conduct market and competitor analysis, evaluate product overlap and capacity trends and prepare white papers and presentation materials that serve to differentiate our portfolios. Over time the individual will participate in meetings with clients, prospects and consultants to communicate our investment philosophy, strategy, positioning, and performance.

The ideal candidate is a flexible problem solver with a can-do attitude, who takes ownership of issues. The individual will work closely with members of the investment team, the Client Group and other functional areas. The position will be based in London.

The Investment Specialist role requires demonstrated knowledge of portfolio and market analysis and a passion for fixed income investing. Advanced analytical skill including the ability to frame issues, identify important points and draw conclusions, combined with strong communication skills and intellectual curiosity. He/she must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in a multi-faceted role, where priorities can change rapidly.

Further qualifications include:
  • 5-7 years industry experience, preferably in a relevant capacity
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, attention to detail
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, solutions-oriented mindset
  • Strong business judgment, curiosity, comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Leadership skills, grace under pressure, flexibility, ability to get things done
  • MBA and/or CFA are preferred
  • German and French language skills are preferred
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable investing is preferred

Investment Specialist


As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .

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