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Senior Fixed Income Manager Researcher

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6 Jun 2022

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Senior Bond / Fixed Income - Manager Researcher

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Aon are currently recruiting a Senior Bond / Fixed Income Manager Researcher to join our team in London (there is some flexibility to this, we can accomodate wider locations). You will be primarily responsible for;

Our Manager Research team aims to identify managers with the potential to perform well in the future and who can add value to our clients' portfolios. The range of asset classes we research for our clients is constantly under review and encompasses a broad range of traditional and alternative assets.

You will be a key member of our global fixed income manager research team covering global and regional mandates. This role will primarily cover fixed income fund manager research which includes "traditional" fixed income as well as private credit, liability driven investment, cash and unconstrained fixed income mandates including multi sector credit and absolute return bonds.

About Aon

Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.

About the Role

Your impact as a Bond / Fixed Income - Manager Researcher:

  • Providing insight on managers
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for a selection of managers, and having the knowledge needed to be able to field any bond-related questions with respect to those managers
  • Creating and maintaining standard reports and being able to present confidently to consultants and clients on any issues relating to those managers
  • Preparing bespoke reports to help clients find a solution to achieve their investment objectives. Including but not limited to manager selection and manager structure
  • Leading manager research meetings, analysing the findings and formulating manager ratings for specific products
  • Communicating and challenging team views on a range of investment products
  • Involved in research of other asset classes, primarily fixed income orientated hedge funds
  • Being a permanent member of the fixed income Portfolio Construction Committee
  • Working closely with other members of the Aon Manager Research team (in UK and mainly North America)
  • Promoting Aon's product offering and professional reputation externally e.g. talking at conferences
  • Growing Aon's client base e.g. new business pitches
  • Production of thought pieces, white papers and blog postings of pertinent investment themes and new innovations in the investment industry;
  • Work closely with other relevant business areas e.g. Delegated Consulting Services in construction and monitoring of fixed income fund of fund solutions

Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.

About you

You bring skills and expertise

  • In depth experience of fixed income industry
  • Thorough understanding of the institutional investment industry and investment processes, ideally through direct experience in fund management or manager research role
  • Direct experience of macro / credit analysis, security / fund selection or portfolio construction
  • Comprehensive understanding of investment risk metrics and their application in portfolio management
  • Strong academic background
  • CFA charterholder or other relevant industry qualification preferred
  • Good knowledge of the key players (both individuals and firms) in fund manager community
  • Strong client facing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management, local organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Attention to detail

Salary and Benefits

This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, and additional holiday.
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