Front Office Research Manager - Equities, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset

  • Highly Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Mason Blake
  • 13 Oct 17 2017-10-13

Our client, a leading global asset management company is looking to appoint an experience investment professional to fulfil a newly created role, which will be responsible for taking ownership of all aspects of the investment research.

Our client is creating this new position as a result of the forthcoming MiFID II regulations, and the ‘unbundling’ of investment research and the costs around this.  The successful candidate will play a vital role in overseeing the firm’s procurement and use of external research.

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaise with external research providers (investment banks, independent houses, etc.) to manage and negotiate the supply of research for the firm’s investment activities
  • Critically assess the value derived from the research – identifying and highlighting inefficiencies  
  • Manage and coordinate the setting and agreement of research budgets
  • Build strong relationship with internal senior stakeholders (CIO, CEO, Head of Research) to propose and executive efficiency improvements
  • Become company expert on all aspects of external research; communicate this with Investment Committee and Senior Management

The client requires someone with the credibility to establish effective working relationship with senior stakeholders internally, and the intellectual capacity to engage with the Front Office around investment research themes and issues.  The successful individual will understand the uses of investment research and have experience of the Front Office; this may come from the sell side (research management or client relationship management) or the buy side (Front Office Business Management or broker liaison). Preferably candidates will have a minimum of 7-10 years’ industry experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to have a highly visible role which will have a noticeable impact on the functioning of the Investment group.