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Who We're looking for A global technology analyst to work as one of two technology sector specialists and as part of a high performing team delivering consistent, high alpha to a range of clients.
About Schroders We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
The base We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. We offer flexible working appropriate for both our clients and people.
The team Our Global & International Equities team manage over $50bn of institutional, intermediary and retail mandates. The four Portfolio Managers (PM) work with eleven Global Sector Specialists (GSS), several of whom run specialist portfolios, too. The team currently works with a high degree of flexibility between remote working and our London office.
What you'll do Our GSS are responsible for discovering and presenting the best global ideas consistent with our investment philosophy of unanticipated growth. This involves developing clear investment theses for both long term winners and shorter term, opportunistic trades. Clear, powerful research notes along with relevant modelling and valuation work are expected and discussed widely. GSS participate actively in Portfolio Construction meetings, guiding PMs to their strongest ideas, sell decisions and ongoing monitoring / discussion of active investment theses. Our GSS benefit from being able to lean strongly on Schroders' 90+ regional analysts, often developing mutually beneficial relationships through an exchange of local / global viewpoints. You will work alongside our existing GSS for Technology, Paddy Flood, but this should be viewed primarily as an independent role with full responsibility and attribution for your own ideas.
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need - Upper Second Class (or international equivalent) undergraduate degree or better - previous investment experience (not restricted to buyside) and a proven track record of adding value in the technology sector - experience analysing a range of business models - understanding and experience applying a range of valuation techniques - strong modelling skills, incorporating P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements - willingness to make high conviction calls and work closely with the PM's to shape portfolios accordingly - an ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team - strong written and verbal communication
The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong independence of thought as well as an ability to think creatively and pragmatically from an investment perspective. The Technology sector evolves rapidly so a willingness to consider disruptive models and new ideas while retaining a firm hand on basic economic principles is key. Experience with US and / or Pan- Asian Technology stocks would be highly desirable.
What you'll be like Our team culture is open and collaborative with a relatively flat structure. Our next GSS should be happy developing strong relationships with PM's, other GSS and local analysts alike. An openness to new ideas, techniques and different points of view has proven very successful in the past.
We're looking for the best, whoever they are Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your background, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.