Head of Portfolio Implementation - Emerging Market Equities

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
Sep 18, 2021
Oct 09, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

Someone to successfully assist in the management and implementation of a portfolio's investment strategy. The Head of Implementation EM will represent the Emerging Markets Equity Investment Team with respect to projects and process and will act as a conduit with operational teams on all requirements.

They will manage an Implementation Team of 3 people ensuring daily workloads are met and manage risk with respect to implementing trades and cash management. Responsible for writing Risk Control Assessments and ensuring procedural documentation is up to date. Also responsible for overseeing the take on of new mandates and models working closely with Fund Managers to design and propose investment process.

The Head of Implementation EM is a senior role and will be expected to provide management information and work with the Investment Platform team recommending improvements and delivering the roll out of system updates supporting testing as required.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. We offer flexible working appropriate for a client solutions focussed role.

The team

Working within the Global Emerging Markets Equity Team which have AUM of USD50.53 bn. Managing a team of 3 Implementation Analysts
What you'll do

• Overall day to day management of the Implementation Team
• Representation of Implementation team at key management meetings
• Designing and proposing procedures for implementation and portfolio management
• Trade authorisation
• Oversight of transition management activities and fund restructuring
• Input to relevant Investment Policy/Strategy meetings
• Oversight and implementation of risk management using derivatives
• Drift management
• Liquidity reporting
• Work with the Traders on Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA)
• Delivery of on-desk training (systems and processes)
• Oversight of day to activities being carried out by the team

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Strong Team Leader - Represent the team on projects and be the point of call for Operational and Support teams
• Previous management skills - able to delegate workload effectively to the team, objective setting and career development.
• Good understanding of investment instruments - understanding trading process, pricing, margin requirements etc.
• Good market knowledge - understand rules for all markets and trading requirements
• Previous experience of Asset Management - have worked within the Asset Management Industry for at least 5 years

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help


What you'll be like

• Highly organised with the ability to manage tight deadlines in multiple priority environments
• Thorough, accurate and possess excellent attention to detail
• Inquisitive and interested in equity products, processes and systems

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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