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Janus Henderson Investors Senior Portfolio Strategist in London, United Kingdom

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The department

The Janus Henderson Portfolio Construction and Strategy (PCS) team is situated within Global Marketing and provides educational insights to our clients through proprietary analytics, thought leadership, and frequent in-person engagements. The client benefit is a better understanding of their own asset allocations and the sharing of our firm’s knowledge and insights. Our team is critical to a sophisticated, consultative sales process. We are offered to clients as a product agnostic, objective service and we are an engine of thought leadership that is fully integrated with Distribution and Marketing. A successful Senior Portfolio Strategist combines a sophisticated, rigorous, analytical skillset with a strong suite of communication skills to engage with clients and internal teams on a wide variety of strategic asset allocation, tactical allocation, manager implementation, and macroeconomic projects.

Overview of the role

As Senior Portfolio Strategist, your primary responsibility is to be an asset allocation and portfolio implementation subject matter expert and engage with your clients in this capacity. You will communicate both on the phone and in person to build and deliver customized portfolio analysis presentations and be responsible for client- facing content and thought leadership generation, to be delivered through various methods including in-person presentations, articles and blog posts. You will be expected to attend client meetings and conference presentations, as well as work with our Technology partners to design and implement scalable, client-facing portfolio analysis tools and presentations.

Please note that there are three different London-based Senior Portfolio Strategist roles available within this growing team, all are advertised on the careers site.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Be primarily focused on our intermediary clients located in Italy, with additional opportunity for global client coverage

  • Be completely comfortable conversing with these clients, and related sales teams, in English and Italian

  • Work closely and travel with our sales team to drive client engagement through both individual client meetings, small group presentations, and appearance at industry conferences

  • Provide and present customized asset allocation analytics

  • Partner with sales and technology resources to enhance Janus Henderson's Portfolio Construction and Strategy offerings and deliverables dependent on client needs

  • Contribute concepts and ideas for client-facing content and thought leadership

  • Research industry best practices surrounding portfolio construction techniques, risk metrics, and evolving trends

  • Use PCS deliverables to help implement strategies that deliver results on target with client investment objectives

  • Work with sales to identify potential fit for Janus Henderson strategies both pre- and post-client engagement

  • Position products across institutional, intermediary and international distribution channels seeking opportunities to actively promote products and drive sales

  • Stay current on capital markets and industry trends to further subject matter expertise in portfolio strategy

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

    Supervisory responsibilities

    Potential supervisory responsibilities.

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Multi-asset experience as a portfolio construction subject matter expert, multi-asset client portfolio manager, or multi-asset product manager

  • Extensive client-facing experience with intermediary clients, including both individual client meetings and large group presentations

  • English and Italian languages required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required; master’s degree preferred

  • CFA charterholder required

  • Deep experience with asset management industry, including knowledge of Distribution channels such as institutional, adviser-driven, platform placement and/or insurance, with the ability to quickly learn key drivers and needs of other channels

  • Extensive Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Coding experience a plus

  • Comfort with detailed data analysis, from sources including Morningstar Direct, Bloomberg, FactSet, and eVestment

    Competencies required

  • Ability to set goals, work independently and get results

  • Ability to assimilate complex and varied market data into a timely case for portfolio implementation

  • Ability to partner with Technology developers to design and automate sophisticated quantitative portfolio analysis

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills including strong presentation skills required

  • Ability to drive ideas from concept to completion through efficient project management and execution

  • Proven organizational, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Commercial mindset

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

  • Annual attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

    Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

    All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.

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