Relationship Analyst, Zurich

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • 18 Oct 17 2017-10-18

Relationship Analyst, Zurich

WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

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 50 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.

POSITION

THE COMPANY

Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With just over US$1 trillion in assets under management as of September 2017, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 55 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 that multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. 

THE POSITION

As part of the continued growth of our business in EMEA, we are currently recruiting for a Relationship Analyst to join our Business Development & Relationship Management Group (GRG). This individual will be an integral member of the Global Wealth Management team, and will be based in Zurich.

Relationship Analysts (RAs) provide centralised coordination of various functions to service clients across various entity types. They support the Business Development and Relationship Managers in their teams on strategic client and/or consultant relationships. The core role of the RA is to ensure that client and/or consultant needs are met in a timely and accurate manner. Success in this role requires the RAs to have the ability to be proactive around all client deliverables, and to lead all internal constituents to ensure that deadlines are met. Attention to detail is critical - the ability not only to pull data from the various applications available, but also to analyse the data, and understand whether that data makes sense, while consistently producing accurate and timely deliverables. RAs need to have the ability to work independently, in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, where priorities change frequently and deadlines often need to be met under significant time pressure. Finally, RAs should have a solid knowledge of investments, such that they are able to fully understand, and respond to, client/consultant enquiries and requests.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Commanding a thorough knowledge of our business, coupled with the interpersonal skills to deal effectively with Private Bank clients, the Relationship Analyst will work closely with all members of the Global Wealth Management team, as well as many other functional areas of the firm, on a portfolio of assigned accounts primarily in Germany. He/she will conduct analysis of client portfolios, initiate investigations, respond to inquiries on a wide variety of topics, and perform other tasks as appropriate. The RA will coordinate prospect reporting, presentations, account maintenance, and ad hoc requests.

Principal responsibilities will include:

* Preparing standard and/or customised prospect presentation materials, briefing books and collateral materials, as well as meeting notes required for external meetings;
* Participating in in-house client meetings, and on conference calls, as appropriate;
* Conducting analysis, initiating investigations and responding to internal and external ad-hoc inquiries on a wide variety of topics, including portfolio and product specific information, investment guidelines, compliance issues, legal contracts and fees;
* Acting as a point of contact for various groups within client organisations;
* Handling account opening, transition management, account restructuring and account closing processes;
* Coordinating key client communications;
* Supporting GWM Business Development Managers in the organisation of client roadshows;
* Capturing and maintaining client data in relevant internal systems;
* Qualifying and coordinating Requests for Information/Due Diligence Questionnaires (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and working with internal teams to ensure that each one receives the proper response;
* Developing an understanding of the depth and breadth of Wellington Management's investment approaches.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate is likely to:

* Have 3-5 years of relevant client service experience, preferably gained within the Investment Management industry. Experience of working with Global Wealth Management / Private Bank clients is strongly preferred;
* Demonstrate a solid understanding of capital markets and/or investment products;
* Have a strong academic background, including an undergraduate degree. Progress towards a relevant professional qualification (e.g CFA or equivalent) would be viewed favourably;
* Demonstrate excellent verbal and written English language skills. Fluency in German is required, and additional language skills (e.g. French, Spanish) would be advantageous;
* Be self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic;
* Be a natural collaborator who can work well in a small team.

Please note that we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

Wellington Management Company, LLP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, ancestry, handicap, or veteran status.  

JOB TITLE
Relationship Analyst, Zurich

JOB FAMILY
Relationship Management

LOCATION
Zurich

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management considers all qualified applicants will receive 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 Wellington@icareerhelp.com .