Multi Asset Graduate Programme
Investment management. Fund management. Portfolio management. They’re all generic terms for what we do but we usually refer to our front-office business as Asset Management, as it’s where our investment decisions are made. It’s here that you’ll find Portfolio Managers, Research Analysts, Traders and Quantitative Specialists working in Equities (stocks) or Fixed Income (dealing in bonds, gilts and similar). This is also home to Multi Asset, which invests across multiple asset classes to get the best returns from a client’s fund or portfolio.
Multi Asset is a specialist team, dedicated to designing and managing high-performing, client-centric investment solutions. Created to meet the increasing demand for investment portfolios that precisely match individual needs and diversify risk, it’s a fast-growing team that takes a highly sophisticated approach to fund management.
What you'll be doing:
Multi Asset professionals use sophisticated qualitative and quantitative investment techniques to get the best returns from a client’s fund or portfolio, while still carefully managing risk. The group invests across equities, bonds, real estate, commodities and alternatives, so there’s a big remit here.
Two years of rotations will cover our core research capabilities – Markets Research and Manager Research. You’ll research investment strategies across equities, commodities, bonds, property and more, learning about the behaviour of different asset classes in the markets.
You’ll work closely with senior colleagues in both Europe and Asia. We’ll expect you to take an active part in research meetings, give your opinions on markets and industry insights, and learn how to justify your points as part of a community of experts. By the programme’s end, you will have developed many of the skills required to research markets and managers.
Who we look for:
Strong numerical and analytical capabilities alone aren’t enough. To evaluate asset classes you need strong powers of self-motivation, keen attention to detail and good technical and analytical skills. It’s a matter of being able to think strategically, then use quantitative analysis to back up your ideas. So we look for intelligent, quick-thinking graduates with a keen interest in the industry.
We take on people from all degree disciplines. You will need to have high grades at A level or equivalent and achieved (or be on track for) at least a 2:1. We want to see drive, confidence, evidence of independent thinking and the ability to communicate and articulate your ideas to people inside and outside the business. Individuals who combine excellence in both quantitative and qualitative fields typically succeed within Multi Asset.
Your training and development:
We invest a lot in our graduates. In Multi-Asset, we’ll prepare you to sit the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
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