Current Opportunities

Investment Writer

  • Permanent
  • London
  • £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, pension, health, life assurance GBP / Year

INVESTMENT WRITER – London

  • £70,000 – £80,000 basic salary plus generous discretionary bonus, plus employee benefits

The Opportunity:

  • Newly created role working for a highly entrepreneurial, progressive and award winning Asset Manager with a 20 year track record of success, and over £20bn AuM. This is a client I have personally been recruiting for since 2005 and they still remain one of the most exciting companies that I work with. They have clear collective ambition and unrivalled leadership from the top
  • Reporting into the Head of Content / Communications, this role will provide well needed support around the production of both regular written investment content, thought leadership pieces, and other content for proactive articles, webcasts, videos, social media etc.
  • The primary focus of this role will be to assist in the delivery of written content related to my client’s varied investment products and strategies, ensuring that it conforms to their style guide, is tailored to the intended audience, and compliant for the relevant jurisdiction
  • There is plenty of scope for you to help shape the future of this role and take a lead in innovating the written content produced
  • My client does not have a “house investment style”, so your exposure to a varied range of investment philosophies (and fund managers) will ensure that your professional and personal development remains on a steep trajectory

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Editing monthly and quarterly commentaries for a diverse range of mutual funds (UK, Europe and US), investment trusts and institutional mandates / alternative strategies
  • Adapting and tailoring existing content for specific markets and client channels. As my client markets its funds in multiple jurisdictions (including US, Europe, Asia, UK) articles need to be adapted to local requirements e.g. language, style, relevance, compliance, performance. A core part of this role will be to take existing content and adapt for local requirements, ensuring it is delivered in a compliant fashion
  • Reviewing written content produced by other internal teams and ensuring it conforms to our style guide; ensuring output meets regulatory requirements; helping to originate and produce new investment insights to support the marketing activity
  • Origination of new investment insights / thought leadership articles in, taking the initiative to originate new content and articles which form a key part of my client’s targeted marketing strategy

Your Experience:

  • You will possess a strong record of academic achievement combined with practical experience that demonstrates an obvious flair with the written word!
  • It is essential that you have experience working within the financial services industry, with demonstrable experience working for a Fund Management firm within an Investment Writing focused role
  • Your previous experience must evidence your ability to produce written client material along with a strong technical knowledge and understanding of investment markets and products – particularly public market equities
  • Strong technical writing ability with experience of writing for both institutional, professional / wholesale and retail audiences
  • Experience of European and/or US audiences and regulatory requirements – in addition to the UK – would be beneficial but not essential
  • It goes without saying that exceptional communication skills, both in written and spoken English are essential
  • Demonstrate exceptional levels of attention to detail, along with a proactive and flexible approach to your work with the ability to manage changing priorities / deadlines

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