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Assistant Portfolio Manager

  1. London
  2. Full-time
  3. Solutions Group

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Company Description

The world of investment is changing. Our vision at Legal & General Investment Management is to create a better, more sustainable future through responsible investing. We work in partnership with our clients around the globe to deliver positive long-term outcomes, while rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. To meet our clients’ complex and evolving investment needs, our investment strategies cover a broad array of asset classes and styles, including equities, bonds, property and alternatives, as well as multi-asset funds. We’re focused on continuously innovating our investment products, maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes, and striving to build a more responsible and sustainable future


Job Description

As an Assistant Portfolio Manager in the Buy and Maintain team at LGIM you will play a key role in the management of a broad range of investment grade credit portfolios. Collaborating with teams across the business, you will assist with all aspects of the client life-cycle, including on-boarding, portfolio design, trade modelling and client servicing to help maintain the highest standards of client experience

You’ll be an important part of our mission to deliver exceptional client outcomes and experiences and thereby contribute to the growth of the team’s assets under management.

In this role, you will collaborate with senior members of the team, supporting the management of bespoke and pooled portfolios in a risk-controlled manner. Your ability to engage with senior portfolio managers and build good working relationships with a range of stakeholders across the business will be key

Alongside contributing to the investment process you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of credit markets and related derivative instruments with the opportunity to work on mandates catering to a range of client types including defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes as well as insurance companies

What you’ll be doing

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  • Work with senior portfolio managers to assist in the design and management of bespoke and pooled Buy & Maintain mandates, including the implementation of derivative overlays to align with client objectives and constraints while ensuring a risk-controlled approach.
  • Actively contribute to the optimisation of client portfolios with the aim of delivering outstanding performance and client satisfaction.
  • Work closely with the Implementation team, Client teams, and the Global Trading team to facilitate a smooth and efficient onboarding process for new or transitioning clients.
  • Monitor and analyse portfolio performance, rating activity, and collaborate with credit analysts and other teams to recommend and implement necessary trades.
  • Manage liquidity and collateral requirements, ensuring portfolios remain within defined risk parameters.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of marketing materials and reporting documentation, maintaining high-quality standards and accuracy.
  • Collaborate across LGIM teams to ensure robust delivery of client objectives. Contribute to improvements in portfolio management processes, systems, and services.
  • Ensure that all actions taken in managing client portfolios align with LGIM procedures and the Treating Customers Fairly policy

Qualifications

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  • Strong academic/professional qualifications background and/or experience gained in similar positions required.
  • Completed or working towards the CFA qualification preferred, demonstrating a commitment to advancing knowledge and ethical standards in investment management
  • Experience in fixed income markets including an understanding of related derivatives
  • Ability to analyse macroeconomic trends, industry dynamics, and company factors, applying insights effectively
  • High level of IT proficiency, with use of Bloomberg, VBA, and working knowledge of Python an advantage
  • Clear and concise communication skills, with the ability to articulate thoughts and ideas logically
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with others, fostering a collaborative and positive team environment

Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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