Associate Portfolio Manager
- Competitive Base, Bonus & Benefits
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Permanent, Full time
- Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd
- 29 Sep 17 2017-09-29
Dimensional's Portfolio Management team is searching for an Associate Portfolio Manager. As an APM you would be responsible for the implementation of Dimensional’s investment philosophy which is influenced by the top minds in academic finance. They ensure client portfolios continually pursue the targeted premiums, provide traders with buy and sell candidate lists, outline trading parameters, and assist clients to understand Dimensional’s investment practices.
Dimensional is a global investment firm guided by deep convictions about the power of capital markets. We are a leader in applying advanced financial science to equity and fixed income investment strategies. By employing a rigorous and systematic investment approach, we seek to capture what the market offers in all its dimensions.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with 12 offices around the world, Dimensional manages $518 billion globally as of June 30, 2017.
The Portfolio Management team is responsible for the implementation of Dimensional’s investment philosophy which is influenced by the top minds in academic finance. They ensure client portfolios continually pursue the targeted premiums, provide traders with buy and sell candidate lists, outline trading parameters, and assist clients to understand Dimensional’s investment practices.
As an Associate Portfolio Manager, you will cover all aspects of managing portfolios starting as support for Portfolio Managers and working towards independently managing portfolios. Associate Portfolio Managers monitor portfolio characteristics and maintain portfolio structure following the process-driven approach of the firm. This includes identifying buys and sells in a systematic manner and partnering with trading teams globally to implement those decisions.
The role also involves project work focused on making the investment process as efficient as possible and improving where and how we can invest. On a daily basis, Associate Portfolio Managers are responsible for portfolio maintenance involving tasks such as managing foreign currency, issuing buy and sell trades, electing on corporate actions, and evaluating securities’ liquidity. Associate Portfolio Managers are required to develop the skills to present to existing and prospective clients.
- Strong philosophical alignment with Dimensional’s investment strategy
- Background in finance and financial theory
- Excellent quantitative problem-solving and analytic skills
- Intellectual curiosity
- Solid communication and presentation skills
- Comfort with large data sets
- High attention to detail
- Strong time-management skills
- Aptitude for learning basic computer programming languages
- MBA or equivalent degree required
- Additional languages required; preferably in either German, Swiss German or Italian
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