Alternatives Analyst

Close Brothers Group
Published
23 February 2024
Location
Broadgate, Central London

Description

OVERALL SUMMARY CBAM manage c.£3bn in Alternatives across hedge funds, real assets and diversifying strategies within private assets, such as infrastructure, private equity, real estate, commodities, structured products and special situations. The Alternatives Analyst is part of a team that manage and source new investment opportunities and monitor our existing investments via meeting external managers. They also assist with the due diligence process, attend investment committees and help to execute transactions. As the candidate gains more experience, they will be able to lead the process on new idea generation and build coverage across a range of investments. They will be involved in informing the Alternative investment strategy and asset allocation and communicating this to stakeholders through the production of investment communication. RESPONSIBILITIES Contribute to CBAM’s Alternative strategy, process and product/service development Provide high quality analysis and recommendations relating to suitable investment opportunities and covering the firm’s main investment holdings Participate in ongoing projects and thematic reviews using discretion to deliver quality output Improve ESG/Sustainability in the investment process from end to end i.e. from new idea generation through to investment recommendations Assist in CBAM’s Alternative asset allocation constituents and weightings Promote Alternative investment products and services through engaging in investment debate in forums such as committees and by building relationships with stakeholders. Creating high quality quantitative analysis, data collection and model updates for stakeholders and investment committees Work with freedom to challenge and improve frameworks and procedures Ensuring that key risks are understood, owned, and controlled Ensuring regulatory compliance with all applicable laws, regulation and guidance Practicing CBAM’s principles and values WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU / PLEASE APPLY IF: Investment knowledge covering some areas of Alternative assets, global macro issues, asset allocation, portfolio construction and research across different markets, asset classes and security types Demonstrates CBAM Business Principles: Client, Excellence, People & Integrity to the expected standards. Comfortable interacting with new people and building relationships Strong analytical skills, critical thinking and highly numerate Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work both individually and as a team member Interest in sustainable investing and Environmental, Social & Governance aspects Excel experience and coding skills would be beneficial CFA or similar qualification As an employer, Close Brothers Asset Management is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its workforce. We provide equality of opportunity and will aim to ensure that no employees or candidates are subject to discrimination on grounds of any characteristics including but not withstanding gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, working pattern, caring responsibilities, political beliefs. We appreciate that from time to time, recruitment agencies will have speculative CVs that they may wish to submit to our Talent Acquisition team in relation to a specific role. To avoid any ambiguity around fees, please note that speculative CVs received by Close Brothers, that have not been authorised in advance, by us, will be ineligible for an agency fee. Thank you. LI-EM1

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