The role involves working within a specialist analytical team which focuses on portfolio construction / investment risk management and investment research / alpha support, working closely with the investment team.
Key Missions :
Support PMs in building well-constructed portfolios
Provide analytical research and support for alpha generation
Provide analytical support for new product concept evaluations and new client requirements
Provide investment oversight & challenge
The role requires building strong links with members of the investment team (for specific strategies) and also senior management and will involve the production of analytics on a pro-
active and reactive basis in order to provide advisory support for portfolio construction and investment processes for the investment team and also for commercial and business development needs, work on specific team project initiatives and the ongoing development of enhancements to core analytics to support specific investment strategies, including the incorporation of ESG considerations within investment processes.
Technical Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required
Strong quantitative background mathematics / econometrics / engineering preferred
Experience in a similar role
Risk management / portfolio construction / portfolio management background
Knowledge of fundamental analysis
Understanding of equity portfolio characteristics
Strong Equity bias required but experience of multi-asset risk management useful
Strong Excel skills essential
Strong FactSet / Bloomberg skills preferred
English speaker, French useful
Knowledge of derivatives strategies & implementation useful
CFA or equivalent (or can demonstrate progress towards this)
Behavioural Competencies Required
Active risk management mindset a rounded approach to building portfolio risk insights is key
Risk model evaluation / ability to understand risk models from first principles and evaluate outputs accordingly (need to be able to challenge model outputs from a basis of deep understanding of how risk models are constructed and the implications of the assumptions under which they are specified)
Good communication & presentation skills (experience presenting internally at minimum / to clients or consultants useful)
Experience of researching / writing articles on new investment ideas / thought-pieces useful
High degree of reliability and accuracy
Ability to demonstrate strong organisational skills
Need to be able to apply judgement / form & express views on portfolios / markets based on analytics
Self-starter, able to work autonomously where needed but collaboratively also a team-player mindset is preferred.
What We Offer
We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-
skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.
AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.