Senior Equity Fund Selection Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Dublin, Leinster, Irlande
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Mediolanum International Funds Ltd
  • 10 oct. 17 2017-10-10

We currently have an opening for a Senior Equity Fund Selection Analyst. We are looking for someone with fund research experience gained across one or several asset classes, with a focus on Equity research. The Investment Analyst will have responsibility for developing and maintain a buy list of funds used to support the creation of a broad range of fund of fund portfolios. You will be working closely with portfolio managers to identify the best fund ideas according to our Fund Selection process.

  • To take the lead in creating buy lists across allocated Equity fund research areas
  • To maintain strong knowledge of allocated peer categories as defined by Morningstar, to understanding industry positioning across the sector 
  • To constantly update the buy list and recommend funds for removal or addition according to our monitoring process including the creation of a “bench” of potential managers
  • To mentor other team members and take on management responsibilities
  • To contribute to ongoing enhancement of the fund selection and monitoring process, particularly with a view to adding sound quantitative techniques which can create good efficiencies and deliver a more focused approach
  • To meet with external fund managers to develop qualitative view and deepen understanding of the investment approach
  • To share with the wider investment team, research into active manager trends and highlighting key strategic papers of leading asset managers
  • To maintain and develop our manager research database and records 
  • Presenting to the Investment Committee; providing regular report and making proposals as required
  • To work collegiately with the team across other asset classes as required
  • Supporting compliance, regulatory and legal functions including but not limited to the following:
    • On boarding new managers and target funds
  • Preparing manager documentation as required
  • Ad hoc projects as required

The Candidate

  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Track record of selecting outperforming managers with a focus on Equity
  • A strong interest in investment markets and a high degree of proactivity
  • Relevant degree
  • Good and demonstrated appreciation of quantitative analysis particularly in the area of fund selection
  • CFA qualification is advantageous or the candidate should be studying towards achieving this qualification
  • Good knowledge and experience of fund research
  • Strong knowledge of the main asset classes; (equities, fixed income, alternatives)
  • Ability to pitch well constructed investment ideas to a wider forum
  • Numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail as a pre-requisite as is the ability to work to deadlines in a team based environment
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (both oral & written).
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg and Morningstar is an advantage