Investment Marketing Communications Associate

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO)
  • 03 Oct 17 2017-10-03

The Marketing Communications Associate maintains and coordinates strategy and firm content for use in marketing materials and reporting that enables GMO to service its clients and potential clients well. S/he enables the Marketing Group to execute successfully on its mission to bring the firm’s investment insights across all of our strategies to our clients and potential clients in all channels around the world in both print and digital communications. The Associate reports to the Head of Marketing Communications and Reporting.

Firm Overview

Founded in 1977, GMO is a private partnership committed to delivering superior investment performance and advice to our clients. We offer strategies where we believe we are positioned to add the greatest value for our investors. These include multi-asset class portfolios as well as dedicated equity, fixed income, and absolute return offerings, many of which employ the firm’s proprietary 7-year asset class forecasting framework. Our client base is comprised primarily of institutions, including corporate and public defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, endowments, foundations, and financial intermediaries.

GMO, whose sole business is investment management, employs approximately 550 people worldwide and is headquartered in Boston with offices in San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Singapore. We manage roughly $77 billion in client assets using a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches that blend traditional fundamental insights with innovative quantitative methods to identify undervalued asset classes and securities. Our valuation-based approach embeds several key factors, including a long-term investment horizon, discipline, conviction, and a commitment to research. Our research emphasizes not only identifying and exploiting pricing dislocations but also understanding the long-term drivers of return in the markets in which we invest. We are known for our candor in sharing our views with clients and for our willingness to take bold, differentiated positions when opportunities warrant.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring all firm and investment product content is current, effective, and consistent in all reporting and marketing materials across print and digital platforms, including ensuring consistency with offering documentation
  • Serving as a liaison between investment teams and Global Client Relations to identify and address marketing and communications needs, including creating new and improving current marketing materials and content
  • Implementing effective, accurate, timely, and compliant investment-driven and firm-related marketing communications, client communications, and sales tools
  • Editing and managing production of product-specific commentary and talking points used in monthly, quarterly, and annual client reporting

 

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • At least 3-5 years of related work experience; investment marketing background preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; ideally would have a CFA, CAIA, finance-focused Master’s degree/MBA, or progressing toward it
  • Excellent written and verbal communication capabilities
  • Investment acumen – knowledge about GMO’s investment strategies and proven ability to get a deeper understanding over time
  • Ability to acquire and interest in acquiring an understanding of GMO’s organizational strengths and history
  • Knowledge of general competitor landscape
  • Familiarity with regulatory rules of the road for “advertising” and securities sales in the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia preferred
  • Collaborative spirit given need to coordinate among Global Client Relations, Marketing, Investment Teams, Compliance, Legal, and Operations
  • Self-directed and motivated attitude
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Sense of humor
  • Demonstrated understanding of client and prospect servicing
  • Ability to represent GMO professionally and to perform consistent with the firm’s values