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The Manager Research team aims to identify managers with the potential to perform well in the future and who can add value to their clients' portfolios. The range of asset classes they research for their clients is constantly under review and encompasses a broad range of traditional and alternative assets. You will be a key member of the 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.
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
Promoting the companies product offering and professional reputation externally e.g. talking at conferences Growin 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 in construction and monitoring of fixed income fund of fund solutions
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