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Investment Manager

Barclays Plc
Borough, South East London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Full Time
Investment Manager


IAR This role is deemed as a Certified role under the PRA & UK Financial Conduct Authority - Individual Accountabilities Regulations and may require the role holder to hold mandatory regulatory qualifications or the minimum qualifications to meet internal company benchmarks.

As a Barclays Investment Manager, you will focus on the management, monitoring and overseeing of the UK Retirement Fund (UKRF) assets; managing investment risks, adding value and contributing to the sourcing, evaluation and execution of investment ideas. You will be part of the Oak Pension Asset Management (OPAM) investment team, and will be required to liaise across the OPAM team and with internal and external stakeholders and experts in order to develop and deliver the UKRF funding, risk control, liquidity, and responsible investment goals.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity - helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly

We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers' and clients' needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
  • Leading the continuous evolvement of investment manager research framework, process, and governance
  • Accelerating Environmental, Social and Governance integration through focused and innovative manager research
  • Providing robust, consistent and systematic analytical input to the evaluation process for new investment managers/ideas, re-allocations or terminations within the UKRF • Maintaining and building ongoing relationships with external parties, including the UKRF managers, investment banks and investment consultants
  • Ensuring all investment reviews are undertaken in a timely fashion, and contribute to monthly asset class meetings and investment committee
  • Understanding, analysing and managing expected/realised returns and risks in the portfolio
  • Improving investment efficiency by adding value and/or reducing risks
  • Ensuring mutual understanding of investments, instruments and holdings, and smooth execution of investment actions as decided by the OPAM Committee

What we're looking for:
  • Experience in manager research and selection is essential, particularly across liquid asset classes (Cash, Fixed Income, Credit and Equity)
  • Analytical ability to develop, oversee and operate with comprehensive manager research platform and database
  • Demonstrate ability to adhere to guidelines and limits and focus on control environment and institutional investment processes
  • Ability to work effectively in a small, collegiate team involving challenge and requiring ability to prioritise a number of competing deliverables

Skills that will help you in the role:
  • Extensive experience with investment manager ratings/recommendations methodology, process, and governance
  • Exposure to front office asset management and risk management systems (e.g. BlackRock Aladdin, MSCI ESG Manager, Bloomberg)
  • Skills in data processing and use of analytical tools (e.g. Python, VBA, Matlab), previous experience working with and manipulating large data-sets (e.g. Excel, Access)
  • Experience with systematic investment strategies (e.g. factors based) across liquid Fixed Income and Equities

Where will you be working?

In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.


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