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State Street Global Advisors - Manager Researcher, Assistance Vice President

State Street Corporation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About State Street

Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged employees are essential to our continued success.

Our promise to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and is given equal opportunities to meet their full potential regardless of their identity, origin or gender infuses our day-to-day efforts. It's also part of our commitment to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. Join us.

At State Street Global Advisors, our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. Our vision is to be the first investment call for every institutional investor and financial intermediary.

In order to achieve SSGA's Mission and Vision, our Investment Solutions Group will drive delivery of a robust mix of innovative solutions to our clients, while delivering a best-in-class service experience within a culture that values diversity, collaboration, and learning.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an energetic professional to be a Manager Researcher. Based in Dubai, the Manager Researcher will part of a team that is responsible for the due diligence of all internal and external investment managers used across State Street. This person will also serve as the lead for local investment managers and must have demonstrated underwriting experience and the ability to communicate views and recommendations.

This position reports to the managing director, Head of Manager Research - Investment Solutions Group.

Why this role is important to us

This role will contribute to SSGA's strategic priority to expand in the Middle East. You will be the first Manager Researcher based there. You will be part of SSGA's Investment Solutions Group ("ISG"). In addition to OCIO, ISG's offerings include asset-liability modeling, asset allocation, model portfolios, open-architecture manager research, portfolio rebalancing, liquidity management, exposure management, and overlay hedging.

What you will be responsible for

As an Assistant Vice President you will:
  • Contribute to manager research and rating process for investment managers including internal and external strategies
  • You will be closely involved with the manager oversight due diligence and reporting process including generating and monitoring the watch list and other governance processes within SSGA
  • Capable of underwriting a prospective manager individually or as a part of a team
  • You will participate in the investment process and communicate process/decisions to the team members
  • Interface/communicate with clients about manager performance

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Familiarity with asset managers and owners in the Middle East and Africa
  • Able to independently lead and prioritize multiple projects
  • Have excellent organizational project planning and execution skills
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external parties
  • Thrives in business building environment with changing priorities
  • Appreciation of the importance of risk excellence when representing a global financial services firm in emerging markets

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3-5 years investment experience as a researcher for an OCIO provider, investment consultant, wealth advisor, asset owner, or administrator
  • Academic background in finance, economics, business, or a related field
  • MBA, CFA, CAIA or CPA preferred

Additional requirements

Willingness to travel across the Middle East and Africa

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