This sector contains all our fund management or asset management jobs. Also called 'the buyside', fund management is the practice of investing other people's money and getting paid to do so. Usually, investors are retirement funds or "institutional investors." Private individuals, governments or companies may also be investors. Our asset management jobs section contains all available jobs in fund management firms - regardless of whether the fund managers have chosen to invest in equities, fixed income products or commodities. Also, this sector includes all jobs in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - investment funds which can be traded on stock exchanges and are less expensive for investors than standard mutual funds. We also have jobs for asset management trainees and graduates, who are aiming for careers in asset management.
In the past, many fund managers pursued "long only" strategies, where they purchased a financial services product and kept it, hoping it will rise in value. Today, many institutional investors continue to invest much of their money with long only fund managers pursuing this same strategy. It is becoming more common, however, for institutional investors to invest their wealth with alternative investment funds, which can turn a profit even when the markets drop.
Generally, careers in fund management are comprised of two different categories: active fund managers and passive fund managers.
Active asset managers aim to beat the current market average and normally take bigger risks with investments to achieve larger rewards.
In comparison, passive management, also known as index tracking, requires choosing a portfolio of assets with the same value as that of a financial index, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the U.S., the UK's FTSE 100, Eurostoxx 50 in the Eurozone or the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong. Creating returns that mirror the market like this is called "generating beta."
Investment positions - In this job, you will invest the money managed by the asset management company. People in investment jobs are generally either financial analysts, who research the best companies and products to invest in, or portfolio managers, who are responsible for investment decisions on a number of funds in their realm of expertise, whether those are equities, fixed income or alternatives.
Distribution positions - Distribution includes positions in sales, marketing, product development and client servicing. These positions are all about selling the fund manager's services to clients, focusing either on winning new clients or maintaining existing relationships.
Fund managers also hire research analysts. These positions involve working with the portfolio managers, visiting companies and assessing their potential for investment and looking through buy and sell information and company reports.
You'll also find many middle-office jobs in fund management in areas like compliance, operations, performance measurement and risk management.
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My client a leading Investment Manager is looking for a talented Investment Risk Manager to take on a leadersh...
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Emerging Markets Equity Analyst
|Investment Support Manager||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||UK-London||19 May 13|
Investment Support Manager
|Eurpoean High Yield Credit Analyst||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||UK-London||19 May 13|
European High Yield Credit Analyst
|Sponsored Products Content Manager||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||UK-London||19 May 13|
Funds Content and Data Manager
|European Equity Analyst||Wellington Management Company, LLP Competitive||UK-London||19 May 13|
European Equity Analyst
|Programme Manager - Asset Management Business Change||Hays Specialist Recruitment GBP70000.00 - GBP90000.00 per annum||UK-London||18 May 13|
A new opportunity exists for an accomplished Programme Manager coming from an Asset Management to deliver busi...
|Investment Director||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||18 May 13|
Leading Global Investment Manager looking to add a deputy PM to their London office.
|Investment Analyst||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||18 May 13|
Global asset manager looking to add an investment analyst to their team.
|Junior Equity Analyst||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||18 May 13|
London Global Asset Manager looking to add a junior analyst to their team
|Junior Macro Analyst||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||18 May 13|
London Global Asset Manager looking to add a macro analyst to their team
|Investment Operations Manager - Retail Funds||Hays Specialist Recruitment GBP60000.00 - GBP70000.00 per annum||UK-London||18 May 13|
A rare opportunity exists for an accomplished Retail Funds Operations Manager to join an entrepreneurial inves...
|Digital Marketing Executive - Leading global asset manager||Stephen Bell Associates £Excellent Package||UK-London||17 May 13|
Digital Marketing Excecutive role in a leading global asset manager.
|Project Manager - Fund Manager - London||Hays Finance Technology Base (up to £80K) + bonus + pension + be...||UK-London||17 May 13|
Fund Management IT Project Manager with middle/back office experience and fantastic communication skills requi...
|M&A Associate, Global Real Assets||Citifocus £Attractive Package||UK-London||17 May 13|
Working as a member of a highly regarded and experienced team focusing on global real assets to include real e...
|Analyst Java Developer Position in Risk||Huxley Associates GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum + bonuses...||UK-London||17 May 13|
Fantastic business facing position working in server side java for a real software engineer with excellent ana...
|Fixed Income Product Specialist||Morgan McKinley Negotiable||UK-London||17 May 13|
A leading blue chip Asset Manager based in the City of London is looking to add to it''s successful Product Ma...
|Project Manager – Implementation of risk and optimisation software||Raise Partner Upon experience and expertise||UK-London||17 May 13|
Since 2001, Raise Partner has been delivering robust risk analytics and portfolio optimisation software and se...
|Institutional Client Service Executive||Mason Blake £200 - £250 per day||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client has an excellent opportunity for a senior Client Service Executive. The company is a top-tier Inves...
|Senior Marketing Analyst||Mason Blake £60,000||UK-London||17 May 13|
A global asset manager seeks a senior marketing analyst to join their team.
|Global Equity Analyst||Mason Blake £50,000 - £90,000||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client is a boutique asset manager who is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial individual to join th...
|Investment Support - VBA specialist||Mason Blake £27,000||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client is a top tier investment manager who are currently recruiting in there wealth management arm. they ...
|Investment Compliance Analyst||Mason Blake £55,000 - £65,000||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client is a blue chip leading independently owned Investment Management firm with around £460 billion AUM ...
|Compliance Officer||Paragon Executive Excellent Package & Benefits||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our Client, A Global Investment Manager with £250Bn AUM is looking to recruit a Senior Compliance Officer to ...
|Investment Analyst Team Leader- Fund Selection Team||Paragon Executive Excellent and Benefits||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our Client, a Global Asset Manager, is seeking to hire a high profile Investment Analyst Team Leader to superv...
|Investment Director / Deputy CIO||Paragon Executive Excellent compensation (base + bonus + b...||UK-London||17 May 13|
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Investment Director to join a growing and successful Global Asset M...
|Senior Investment Analysts - Macro / Equity||Paragon Executive Excellent compensation (base + bonus'' +...||UK-London||17 May 13|
An outstanding opportunity has arisen for 2 Senior Investment Analysts to join a large Asset Manager (£10bn AU...
|Product Specialist||Not Disclosed Excellent and Benefits||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client a boutique Investment Manager with €50 Bln AUM is currently looking to recruit a talented and dynam...
|Product Development Manager||Paragon Executive Excellent base + bonus + benefits||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our Client, A Global Investment Manager with £250Bn AUM are looking for a Senior Product Development Manager w...
|Senior Quantitative Analyst / Developer||Paragon Executive Very competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client, a large Global Asset Manager, is looking to hire a Senior Quantitative Analyst / Developer to join...