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Senior Analyst / Deputy Fund Manager - Global Equities Team

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:
The Senior Analyst / Deputy Fund Manager will join an expanding Global Equities Team, sitting within the broader Equities division of M&G. Responsible for a number of equity fund mandates, the team currently consists of six portfolio managers, four analysts, and two investment specialists. Encompassing varying investment styles and objectives, the team apply a collaborative and fundamental approach to the investment process. The Deputy Fund Manager will mainly support the M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund which launched in 2017, but given the team dynamic there is opportunity to contribute more broadly to the group.

The M&G Global Listed Infrastructure strategy manages more than £1.5bln ($2bln) in assets for a broad client base across Europe, the UK, Asia, and Latin America. The fund is one of the strategies managed by M&G's Global Equities Team, which itself manages more than £17bln in assets across a range of global and regional strategies for wholesale and institutional clients.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Performing integrated financial and ESG analysis, directly contributing to the team and decision-making on the fund(s)
  • Executing regulated fund management functions as and where required
  • Ongoing monitoring of existing positions, assessment of investment opportunities
  • Portfolio risk evaluation and ESG reporting and monitoring
  • Internal/external representation of the fund, including client marketing and corporate meetings
  • Interacting and collaborating with other teams within the equities division and M&G more broadly, such as:
    • The central analyst team
    • The stewardship and sustainability team
    • Other fund and asset management groups
    • Distribution and Marketing

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Significant and proven level of investment industry experience, which can include the buy- and/or sell-side with an equities focus
  • Analytical capability incorporating creative, long-term thinking
  • Broad knowledge of and/or experience in financial markets, including macroeconomics, other asset classes, geopolitical influences
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to form and express well-considered opinions
  • A willingness to contribute wherever required for the benefit of the clients, the team and the organisation
  • Regulatory certification and CFA designation an advantage but not a strict requirement
  • A collaborative attitude and approach

Work Level: Manager/Expert
Recruiter Name: Douglas Smith
Closing Date: 20th January 2022

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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