Offers “Aviva”

Expires soon Aviva

Analyst - Fund Management - Alternative Income, Real Assets - London

  • Internship
  • St Helens (Isle of Wight)
  • Project / Product management

Job description



Analyst– Fund Management - Alternative Income, Real Assets - London

The Role

We are currently looking for a permanent analyst to join our Alternative Income team within Real Assets work with the portfolio managers to identify multi asset debt investment opportunities.  You will be expected to support the portfolio managers, investment specialists and business development to bring new private illiquid multi asset products to market.

The Team

Spanning real estate, private debt and infrastructure, our real assets platform offers investors access to assets that offer diversification, increased security and the potential for higher returns via an illiquidity premium. Our real assets capability encompasses global real estate and alternative income investments made around the world. These are physical assets that we buy or provide financing for on behalf of our clients. Transactions to buy or sell are done directly with the counterparty and the price negotiated privately.

Responsibilities

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Support the portfolio managers, investment specialists and business development in capital raising for new private illiquid multi asset products and strategies

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Ensure that investment processes are adopted which adequately mitigate credit and investment risk while maximising risk-adjusted returns for investors

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In respect of all relevant funds and mandates, work with the portfolio managers to review all transactions presented by the asset manager for suitability for inclusion in a mandate’s portfolio

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Work with performance and reporting teams to ensure that all investor reporting distributed within agreed timescales

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Work with fund financing teams to ensure timely and accurate drawdowns from investors

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Maintain and where appropriate develop cash flow models and model portfolios to assist with portfolio management

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Maintain information systems relating to existing investments

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Maintain reports on mandate investment pipeline

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Assist in the management of the various single-strategy and multi asset portfolios to meet and where possible exceed performance targets and to maintain (and wherever possible, improve) credit risk quality.

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Adopt appropriate performance targets and key performance indicators to monitor relationship and fund management team performance

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Within the confines of criteria on risk, returns and profitability, to assist in the externalisation of the Alternative Income platform

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Establish and maintain highly effective commercial relationships, both within Aviva / Aviva Investors and externally.

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As appropriate, provision of regular MI and reports to Senior Management/Directors and Aviva Group Executive to demonstrate effective risk management processes are in place at all times, to show that significant, critical or catastrophic risks are being actively managed and there is compliance with Group Policies; as part of the Company’s corporate governance regime.

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Key risks are logged in ‘Business area risk profile’

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Appropriate documentation kept of key risks, controls, action plans and evidence to support risk assessments

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Loss event report forms completed & action plans monitored to resolution

Requirements

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Relevant degree required, or equivalent experience.

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IMC or equivalent; or recognized historical knowledge, experience and/or qualification.

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CFA qualification desired, or significant industry experience.

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Regulatory threshold competent and approved

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Experience of real assets with a focus on private illiquid credit (real estate, infrastructure, private corporate debt) including the principles of good lending practice

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Good knowledge of investment markets, investment theories and an active curiosity to investigate new industry developments.

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An understanding of fund strategy (theory), the ability to develop a fund strategy (practice) and up-do-date knowledge of investment processes in a rapidly changing environment.

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A working knowledge of risk analysis and evaluation, including complex corporate structures and legal issues, with the ability to apply conceptual thinking to identify and resolve critical issues

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Understanding of the risks faced by the function and the controls in place to manage & mitigate these risks.  This includes non-compliance with legislative/regulatory requirements or Group Policies, assessing risk appetite and potential impact on the function and Aviva as a whole.

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Sound commercial and financial awareness.

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Strong Excel modelling skills

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Some understanding of derivatives markets

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Experience in any one or more of commercial real estate finance, infrastructure debt or corporate lending with experience of investment management.  Potentially from a banking background involved in UK and continental European lending.

In this role you’ll be ‘Certified’ under the Financial Conduct Authority / Prudential Regulation Authority’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). This means that we’ll need to complete some regulatory background checks on you before you take up your role and we’ll need to ask you some questions on an annual basis to make sure you remain ‘fit and proper’ and competent to carry out your role. We’ll provide training on what holding a SMCR role means when you join us and annually thereafter.

Working at Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with broad and deep expertise across all major asset classes. As part of the Aviva Group – the UK’s largest insurance company – we are uniquely positioned to combine our insurance heritage with our investment capabilities to deliver the outcomes that matter most to today’s investor.

More than 1,500 people work across the globe, bringing it all together for today’s investor. When everyone feels part of a unified team, in an environment of fairness, inclusion and positivity, we all achieve more. We care deeply about this, which is why we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow. We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of how we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take responsibility, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area's needs vary. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job . Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online . If you require an alternative method of applying, please send an email to GlobalRecruitment@avivainvestors.com

* As defined in The Equality Act 2010 *. By ‘ minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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