Head of Asset Allocation / Head of Global Macro Research

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 08 Jun 18 2018-06-08

We have been retained by a prestigious boutique asset manager based in London to hire them a Head of Asset Allocation / Head of Global Macro Research.

Head of Asset Allocation / Head of Global Macro Research

My client is looking to add additional ‘top down’ skills to complement the existing ‘bottom up’ style of investing. As this approach is relatively new, there is a substantial amount of initial work to be done on process refinement and signal generation in addition to portfolio management. As such, this represents a rare opportunity to build a process from a grassroots level.

The ideal candidate will have experience in both building portfolios and processes informed from best practice across the industry. They will be aware of modern approaches to risk and portfolio management and have a commercial flexibility to respond to different client bases and different client desired outcomes. Working in an architect capacity, this hire will equally be responsible for the implementation of newly developed processes and procedures.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience running multi asset portfolios, either qualitatively or quantitatively
  • Proven track record of delivering successful client outcomes and generating alpha across a variety of client types over a variety of time horizons.
  • Proven track record of designing/implementing a best in class multi-asset process using a team based approach
  • Familiarity and experience of use in a variety of risk measurement techniques including statistical, scenario based, and factor approaches.
  • Experience in building portfolio management processes in a team context.
  • Ability to listen and solicit other investment opinions from colleagues and ensure incorporation where needed.
  • Familiarity with asset class investing across: asset classes, sub-asset classes, themes (equity baskets), currencies, derivatives, and commodities.