Business Manager - Asset Management

Posted 9 November by Step Ahead Recruitment Ltd
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Business Manager - London - £70k

£70k plus excellent benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Manager to work for a leading Asset Management company based in the City of London.

Job role of the Business Manager:

  • Research, development, implementation, maintenance and management of various systems and tools used by the Asset Management team
  • Management and optimisation of the overall research process; over-seeing record-keeping and monitoring analyst and FM activity
  • Manage external research process
    • Vendor management
    • Price negotiation
    • Research provider review
    • Quality of data and vendor evaluation
    • Budget management
    • Working with Finance to ensure payment to providers is completed in a timely manner
  • Keep abreast of regulatory changes
  • Oversight of the AM travel budget
  • Manage the production of the Quarterly Investment Briefing
  • Analysis & resolution of ad-hoc operational issues (Charles River order management system, Bloomberg, Desk Moves, etc.)
  • Represent Asset Management at various operationally oriented committees as and when required (e.g. Operations Committee, Product Committee, and Crisis Management Committee)
  • Provide guidance and oversee work produced by team assistants as well as providing admin support from time to time
  • Oversight of 2 Asset Management Assistants:
    • Monitor the team and asses level of support required
    • Ensure processes within the team are robust and systems being utilized correctly and efficiently

Required Skills/Experience for the Business Manager:

  • Personal skills: confident in dealing with all levels of management, a multi-tasker, a good communicator, ability to work on own as well as in a team
  • Clear ownership of issues and projects, with focus on completing tasks
  • Strong level of understanding of investment processes
  • Proactive in looking for improvement opportunities and issues and resolving them
  • Credible with colleagues and external counter parties
  • Advanced knowledge & use of Microsoft applications, particularly Excel (macros would be useful) and SharePoint
  • IMC or other investment qualification is desirable
  • Team management skills

Please apply here with a ahort covering letter. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.

Reference: 39330755

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