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Investment Specialist - Bloemfontein

PPS Recruitment
Bloemfontein Bloemfontein Mangaung, South Africa
Closing date
Dec 21, 2023

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Advert Summary
The successful candidate will form part of the national PPS Investments sales team. Primary responsibility will be the provision of investment specific support to financial intermediaries. Proven track record of sales ability and ability to expand the PPS Investments business in the region by building long-term relationships with high-net-worth intermediaries.
Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in commerce or related field essential.
CFP and/or investments related honours degree an advantage.


At least 3 to 5 years' experience within the IFA, investment or linked product markets, preferably working at a LISP or retail asset management business.
Discretionary Fund Manager's and/or multi management experience would be advantageous.

Knowledge/Computer Literacy:

MSOffice - specifically a good understanding of both PowerPoint and Excel.
CRM experience.
Client database experience an advantage.

Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Skills:

Technical knowledge about investments, investment industry & trends.
Knowledge around Discretionary Fund Manager's, ASISA categories and related asset managers is a pre-requisite.
Demonstrable training delivery skills are essential.
Self-discipline to work unsupervised and to maintain CRM system.
Resilience and Tenacity.
Strong presentation skills.
Relationship management - networking.
Communication - verbal & written.
Performance driven.
Innovative thinking and problem-solving.

Duties and Responsibilities

Build and promote the PPSI asset management brand and image by networking with key industry stakeholders.
Identify and develop strategic partnerships to leverage new opportunities.
Position PPS Investments as the niche LISP for intermediaries in your region.
Deliver on very specific flow targets for your region, including both LISP and Asset Management capabilities.
Provide PPS head office with detailed reporting on leads and opportunities.
Excellent client services, including proactive response to intermediary needs.
Supply intermediaries with accurate investment, product, fund, service and investor information.
Training and developing the intermediary and support staff.
Supporting investment projects and campaigns, with the ability to deliver investment presentations.
Participating in investment product implementation.
Presentations and 1 on 1 engagements around investments, from a 101 level to discussing the PPS Asset Management value proposition.
Regular formal report backs to PPS Investments management.

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