Newton, Head of Portfolio Implementation

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BNY Mellon Investment Management
  • 22 Sep 18 2018-09-22

Newton, Head of Portfolio Implementation

Job Purpose:

To ensure the effective management of the Portfolio Implementation team ensuring that orders are implemented on behalf of Portfolio Managers in line with client investment objectives and guidelines and Newton Investment Policy in an efficient manner.

Company Overview:

Newton Investment Management Limited is an active investment management firm, using thematic ideas about the long-term investment landscape to create and manage strategies that help secure clients' futures. Newton thinks on a global basis, with its single London-based investment team working collaboratively across asset classes and regions. The firm builds bold solutions, designed to meet the real-world challenges clients face, and the team manage them responsibly in the broadest sense - through embedding environmental, social and governance considerations, and engaging on issues that affect their clients. Those clients are based around the world, and include pension funds, corporations and charities and, via Newton's parent company BNY Mellon, individuals.

With offices in London and New York, Newton has £49.8bn assets under management (as at 31 March 2018), including assets managed by Newton Investment Management Limited as dual officers of Newton Investment Management (North America) Limited and The Bank of New York Mellon. News and other information about Newton is available at and via Twitter: @NewtonIM.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the Portfolio Implementation team and contribute, as required, to ensure smooth operational efficiency at Newton

  • Translate model changes from Portfolio Managers into security orders across all markets and asset classes, adhering to client guidelines and restrictions, internal policy, underlying investment strategy and regulatory requirements

  • Continuous re-alignment of portfolios, including management of cash flows, based on agreed guidelines

  • Manage rebalancing of portfolios in a timely and effective manner

  • Ensure implementation playbooks are accurate and up to date at all times

  • To keep up to date with regulatory changes impacting portfolio implementation

  • Work closely with Technology teams to enhance / implement technology solutions

  • Manage the workflow within the team

  • To undertake specific projects as requested by management

  • Provide appropriate information to management, Dealing Oversight group, Investment Risk Oversight group and Investment Oversight committee.

  • Ensure process documentation is in place and regularly reviewed / updated


Job Specific Competencies:

Technical Knowledge and Experience:
  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work with portfolio managers and dealers across a variety of asset classes
  • Ability to present in a small group setting.
  • A thorough understanding of Mandates, Benchmarks, Risk Measures (absolute and relative) and Compliance requirements across multiple jurisdictions
  • A thorough understanding of all financial instrument types including derivatives both OTC and Exchange listed
  • Knowledge of Charles River would be advantageous
  • Proven expertise in team management including mentoring and development of junior team members
  • Advanced technical skills (i.e. Excel)
  • CFA, IMC or other relevant post graduate qualification preferred

Personal Attributes:

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong investment knowledge and a keen interest in financial markets and instruments:
  • Prior management experience at a senior level
  • Analytic and numerate
  • Organised / priority driven
  • Self-confident and assertive
  • Team Player
  • Logical, quick thinker with the ability to learn at a fast pace
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver a high standard of work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive and shows initiative
  • Strong problem solving skills and a big picture thinker.


For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

As one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, BNY Mellon Investment Management combines agility, insight and scale to create and deliver strategies and solutions to address our clients' needs. Encompassing BNY Mellon's investment management firms, wealth management organization and global distribution teams, we draw on deep expertise to collaborate with clients and tailor our best ideas and resources to meet their specific needs. We pride ourselves on providing dedicated service through our network of global professionals who have a deep understanding of local requirements. With our extensive experience in anticipating and responding to the investment and financial needs of the world's governments, pension plan sponsors, corporations, foundations, endowments, advisors, intermediaries, individuals and families, and family offices, BNY Mellon Investment Management is dedicated to helping clients reach their goals.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Asset Management
Internal Jobcode: 51478
Organization: Newton-HR06148
Requisition Number: 1811929