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Multimanager analyst - global credit

BP Energy
Charing Cross, Central London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Family Group:
Finance Group

Job Description:

The Chief Investment Office (CIO) Team sits within the Trustee Executive team. The team supports the Trustees of the Group’s UK defined benefit Scheme which is amongst the largest in the UK both by assets under management and membership. The primary function of the team is to develop the investment strategy and monitor the assets of the Schemes (total £24bn) on behalf of the Trustees.

The Fixed Income Multimanager will be responsible for third party manager research and portfolio management of external sterling and global credit fixed income funds as well as the end to end manager process from selecting, on-boarding and monitoring the external managers to manager exit.

The BP Pension Fund (BPPF) is one of the largest private sector pension schemes in the UK. Overall, the Fund comprises some 33 sections.
  • Assets - circa £19 billion (31 December 2023)
  • Membership - c. 58,000

Key accountabilities

The following tasks will be expected of the role holder.
  • Research, select and recommend external sterling and global credit fund managers using a standard process.
  • Implement investment strategy decisions within the global credit portfolio as the need arises
  • Work with the multimanager - alternative credit to lead the whole credit portfolio and achieve the investment objectives of the fund
  • Develop forward looking research opinions on third party managers in fixed income asset classes for use in discretionary and advisory products and solutions.
  • Use a detailed understanding of alpha drivers for fixed income managers as well as quantitative risk modelling and budgeting techniques to develop well diversified manager structures aligned with fund objectives and constraints.
  • Develop a comprehensive view of fixed income asset classes, including persistence of active management, market inefficiencies, structural biases, etc.
  • Participate in the multimanager meeting and help develop reporting as required
  • Support the other Multimanagers and contribute to enhancing the investment process.
  • Follow Trustee Board policies and procedures and contribute to global research and portfolio management best practices.
  • Ensure fund managers follow board policies on stewardship code and responsible investing.
  • Lead risk effectively through applying due diligence best practices.
  • Ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with proscribed standards and policies.
  • Maintains internal control standards, including the timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators.

Key challenges
  • Working well with other team members and external advisors to improve the external manager selection and monitoring process
  • Ensuring documented process is executed well and in a timely fashion

Essential education
  • Degree level or equivalent CFA charter holder or equivalent investment qualification.

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Experience in manager research and/or a multimanager portfolio management role.
  • Proficient knowledge of the fixed income manager universes
  • Proven knowledge of capital markets, modern portfolio theory, portfolio attribution concepts etc.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to articulate and defend an investment thesis and opinion with peers.
  • Experienced in attending committee meetings and exhibiting strong presentational skills
  • Passionate and relentless about delivering superior performance for the fund.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using portfolio management and analytical tools (ie Bloomberg, Backstop, etc.); familiar with manager search databases such as Mercer Insight, etc.
  • Bold and self-motivated; able to work independently to meet time intensive deadlines.

Why join us

At bp, we provide the following environment and benefits to you:
  • A company culture where we respect our diverse and unified teams, where we are proud of our achievements and where fun and giving back to our environment are highly valued
  • Possibility to join our social communities and networks
  • Learning opportunities and other development opportunities to craft your career path
  • Life and health insurance, medical care package
  • And many other benefits!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to request any accommodations!

Travel Requirement:
Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:
This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:
This position is a hybrid of office/remote working

Acquisitions and divestments, Acquisitions and divestments, Analysis and modelling, Asset and project finance, Commercial acumen (Inactive), Commercial performance management, Communication, Corporate Finance, Data visualization and interpretation, Deal modelling and valuation, Deal structuring, Decision Making, Economic evaluation methodology, Economic modelling, Financial accounting and reporting, Financial Analysis, Financial Modelling, Group Problem Solving, Influencing, Investment appraisal, Joint venture structuring, Management Reporting, Market Analysis, Performance management, Presenting {+ 2 more}

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.). If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy. This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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