Junior Portfolio Manager Associate job in London at Nomura International

Junior Portfolio Manager - Associate

Company: Nomura International

Location: London UK

Date Posted:Mar 06, 2018

Job title:                       Junior Portfolio Manager                       Corporate Title:            AssociateDepartment:                  NAIM    Location:                      LondonOpening Date:               Tuesday 6th March 2018Closing Date:                Tuesday 3rd April 2018Salary:                          Market Rate Company overviewNomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit  Department overview: Nomura Alternative Investment Management (Europe) Limited ("NAIM") is an investment management company of the Nomura group. Based in London and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, NAIM offers expertise in fund structuring, portfolio management, risk management. It aims to develop and manage best-in-class quantitative funds focusing on alternative risk premia (ARP), a fast-growing sector of the Asset Management industry. NAIM implements quantitative and systematic investment processes using passive liquid quantitative investment strategies (“QIS”). NAIM has won several awards in 2016 and 2017, recognizing the excellence and disruptive nature of its innovative funds for the Hedge Fund and Alternative industry.NAIM implements investment solutions for investors and managers in various formats:§  AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds) via Irish Qualified Investor§  Alternative Investment Funds (“QIAIFs”), dedicated offshore funds or institutional accounts§  UCITS funds with an established track record since September 2005§  ETFs (Exchange Trade Funds) via the UCITS portion of the Nomura NEXT FUNDS series Daily Functions Would Include But Not Be Limited To:§  Perform portfolio management / trading functions (manage portfolio exposure, design and send orders, trading fx and swaps)§  Enhance and develop the NAIM ARP & QIS IT platform for the portfolio construction and monitoring and investment decisions (Python)§  Structure and develop funds’ portfolio management processes and investment guidelines, working closely with Fund Structuring and Risk Management.§  Provide commercial follow-up on the portfolio of clients and build dedicated reports§  Support the Sales team for on-going distribution efforts of existing funds and for RFPs by promoting funds or fund ideas, preparing marketing materials (talking-points, market commentaries, portfolios comments) and attending meetings with clients.§  Support the overall efforts of the business for conferences, awards, communications, internal processes as required.§  Verification of Fund Valuations§  Investigating and resolving queries from Clients and Senior Portfolio Managers§  Key internal interactions would be with the portfolio managers, compliance, risk, trade support, legal, and client administration. §  Key external interactions will be with custodians, administrators and other third party providers. The Junior Portfolio Manager is expected to have a dynamic can-do attitude and look to improve the current processes and procedures within NAIM. You may also be involved in some tasks and projects to assist other areas.Education and Experience:§  Prior experience in a portfolio management or index structuring position with a focus on quantitative, systematic asset management, alternative risk premia§  Candidates from index structuring bank desks or CTAs or structured asset management or alternative groups buy-side asset managers or banks trading desks will be considered§  Excellent OTC derivatives expertise (ISDA, termsheets, confirmations, CSA, etc.)§  Strong academic background in a quantitative discipline§  Strong IT skills : Python, VBA Skills & Attributes: §  You will have strong analytical skills and a positive organised approach to investigating queries and exceptions.§  Excellent oral and written communication skills and willingness to communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.§  You have the ability to plan and run multiple priorities and tasks with the skills to adapt and be flexible to change in a delivery focused deadline driven environment.§  You will be able to work confidently both independently and as part of a team.§  You understand investment markets and the settlement of securities.§  Understanding of product and fund valuation useful.§  Strong MS Windows applications specifically Excel (VBA).§  Ability to build strong positive relationships with both internal and external clients.§  Willing to assume responsibility and take ownership of tasks assigned.§  Entrepreneurial attitude with a “get things done” approach and great attention to detail§  Excellent knowledge of the fund / buy-side ecosystem (interaction with MO, Fund Admin, OMS or PMS knowledge, etc.) Nomura competencies Culture & Conduct §  Contributes to desired culture§  Aware of different values / styles§  Maintains own and holds others to high standards of behaviour §  Seeks to develop§  Aware of impact of own strengths / weaknesses§  Learns from experienceClient-Centricity & Business Acumen §  Demonstrates understanding of current market  §  Anticipates client needs§  Pays attention to detail, synthesizes accurately§  Sees problems, recommends solutionsStrategy & Innovation§  Articulates own contributions to divisional and firm-wide strategy§  Embraces and balances new / differing ways of thinking / working§  Makes decisions appropriate to their role, knows when and how to escalate §  Knows when / how to compromise §  Responds positively to changing needs and circumstances§  Is able to change direction quicklyLeadership & Collaboration §  Proactively participates in own and others' performance year§  Assists in recruiting and on boarding new team members§  Gives credit to others for positive contributions§  Builds collaborative and productive working relationships§  Provides on-the-job training to colleagues§  Provides and listens to constructive, timely and specific feedback to resolve conflictCommunication & Connectivity §  Adjusts communication style to suit topic / audience§  Balances listening / talking§  Communicates ideas and issues clearly and with consideration§  Questions to understand others’ views§  Is a proven and credible resource§  Builds internal network§  Willingly works with others to share informationExecution & Delivery§  Maintains positive commitment to results§  Takes on challenging assignments§  Executes priority actions on-time§  Keeps stakeholders updated, manages expectations§  Persists when confronted with resistance§  Seeks, listens to and accepts feedbackRight to WorkThe UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA. Please contact us if you are visiting our offices and require any form of personal assistance or physical adaptations to be provided for your appointment. A member of staff will be happy to help. View full job description
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