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Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.
Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
What we're building
We now need a Fund Manager to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the Asset Management function, so it can support Canada Life's Individual and Wealth businesses as well as other Great West group companies through the management of their general account portfolios, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers in both Europe and North America. Job summary
To assist in the investment management of the multi-asset fund range
To support dealing in funds
To support sales and distribution of the multi-asset portfolios in order to grow assets under management
What you'll do
Assist in managing the £3bn multi-asset portfolio range, within limits agreed by the Chief Investment Officer, and in full accordance with statutory compliance requirements, in order to achieve superior relative returns.
Research and keep abreast of economic, political and valuation developments in all major markets, by asset class, region, and industry sectors.
Monitor existing and potential investment solutions employed in the fund range in order to undertake suitable asset allocation and investment solution decisions to maintain or improve the quality of existing portfolios.
Report on fund activity to enable the audience to gain a good understanding of the philosophy, strategy and tactics underlying the management of each fund.
Supervise and when necessary execute the daily dealing in funds process, including liaising with other teams including Fixed Interest, Equities, Property, Governance, Distribution and Operations
Support marketing and promotion of multi-asset and contribute content to website and events
Continue own development, especially investment management skills, in line with the Division's objectives.
Who you are
The role requires understanding of the expected risk, return and liquidity characteristics of all the major global investment classes – equities across the global economic regions, fixed income – at different investment grades, property – both quoted and unquoted, and alternatives, as well as the correlations between them and their behaviour through the investment cycle
Qualified to trade in equities or fixed income at the security level
Experience of trading in funds
Strong understanding of economics and geopolitics
Sufficient experience to confer immediate recognition as a fund manager by the relevant regulatory authority
First or second class bachelors degree or higher
Experience working in a multi-asset or multi-region fixed interest fund management role
Experience of managing multi-manager fund-of-funds
What you'll like about working here
As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.
Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences