BOND FUND MANAGER (M/F)

Candriam Investors Group (“Candriam”) is a leading pan-European multi-specialist asset manager with a 20-year track record and a team of 500 experienced professionals. Managing about €108 bln AUM on June 2017, Candriam has established management centres in Luxembourg, Paris, Brussels and London, and has experienced client relationship managers covering Continental Europe, the UK, the Middle East, the USA and Australia. Its investment solutions cover five key areas: fixed income, equities, alternatives, sustainable investments and advanced asset allocation. Candriam Investors Group is a New York Life Company. New York Life Investments ranks among the world's largest asset managers.

Work environment

The Euro Bonds Team is managing all Euro aggregate and sovereign bond funds within the Fixed Income business unit. The team manages all active fund solutions, with also an important focus on SRI. The Euro bonds team is responsible for the analysis of Euro sovereigns, inflation linked bonds, SSA and covered bonds within Fixed Income. The team further contributes to the definition of global fixed income strategies: duration, country, curve, SSA and credit allocation.

 

Function

The successful candidate has to be skilled in active Aggregate fund management and to have expertise in Credit Allocation. He/she will further be assessed on the basis of their ability to generate and implement top-down investment calls and to communicate and dialogue with clients.

The Bond Fund Manager will be in charge of the :
   Management of Euro aggregate bonds funds (implementation of strategies, portfolio monitoring)
Maximization of the (risk-adjusted) return of the aggregate bond funds (bond funds with credit, financial, government and swap related assets)
Generation of top-down investment calls on fixed-income markets with a focus on credit allocation
Conduct statistical, economical and credit analyses to further improve the investment decisions taken during the Fixed-Income Strategic Committee
Pro-active development of the Fixed-Income Asset Allocation for aggregate funds (allocation between credit, government, high yield, emerging, convertibles, inflation,…)

 

Profile
Educational background: School of Engineering, Business School or equivalent university degree
Experience in bond funds management and marked experience of corporate debt markets (ideally 5 years of experience)
Solid understanding of fixed income markets & asset classes
Excellent knowledge of credit-related derivatives
Solid economic knowledge
Analytical mind to produce high-quality analysis
Familiar with risk indicators in the management of portfolios
Able to use office automation tools, Bloomberg, Datastream and with good knowledge of VBA programming
Able to work in an international multi-language environment
Languages: French, English, Dutch
Strong communication skills that can be used to promote funds and their strategies

 

Qualities
A genuine team player who enjoys working in a highly dynamic environment
Initiative and creativity
Dynamic and assertive
Flexible and open to change
Hands on mentality
Ability to deal with stress
Structural, meticulous and methodical worker