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Multi Asset Portfolio Manager

M&G plc.
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7 May 2021

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At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

Multi Asset Portfolio Manager

By taking on the role of Multi Asset Portfolio Manager you'll play a vital part in our vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investment business. We need everyone to step up to their full potential at this exciting time for our business. So if you're inspired by the opportunity, and if you have the necessary qualities, then we urge you to apply.

The Role:

The M&G Treasury & Investment Office (TIO) is responsible for the management of Prudential UK's With-Profits, Annuity and Unit-Linked funds, with more than £150bn of funds under management. TIO works closely with the various asset management businesses within the Prudential Group, and other external managers, to structure multi-asset portfolios aligned with the investment objectives of our clients. The Multi Asset Portfolio Manager will work with other Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Analysts on the range of funds managed by the team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Management of multi asset portfolios aiming to achieve client objectives while adhering to internal constraints/governance and relevant regulations.
  • Day to day management of the funds to ensure they meet their performance objectives within agreed risk tolerances
  • Portfolio management duties include:
    • ensuring the portfolio is positioned in line with its strategic asset allocation
    • working with the Long Term Investment Strategy team to recommend and implement appropriate changes to strategic allocations
    • working with the Manager Oversight team to ensure underlying mandates are performing in line with their objectives
    • liaising with fund managers of underlying mandates to ensure that their portfolios are aligned with the overall strategy of the fund
    • contributing to the Tactical Asset Allocation process employed across relevant portfolios
  • Team reporting to various stakeholders (client, investment committees, etc) on the performance and positioning of the portfolio
  • Support distribution channel colleagues in their marketing and client-servicing activities as appropriate
  • Producing management information and reporting on multi asset portfolios
  • Ad hoc project work

You will have:
  • Demonstrable buy-side Portfolio Management experience in an SMCR regulated role
  • Extensive understanding of investment strategies and instruments used in multi-asset portfolios
  • Strong understanding of investment risk
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong organizational skills (able to handle multiple priorities)
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter and "team player"
  • Proven ability to build and sustain internal and external relationships
  • CFA charter holder / FIA preferred

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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