Portfolio Manager

Corporate Sales

  • AvailabilityPermanent
  • Experience5+ Years
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Portfolio Manager

Corporate SalesGauteng

A leader in the Insurance space, based in Johannesburg, is seeking a Portfolio Manager to drive a rigorous research process combined with advanced quantitative analysis to make informed risk decisions across converts, performing credit and distressed credit opportunities. The successful incumbent will build and manage strong and dynamic portfolios while working closely with other portfolio managers and team members within the Global Credit team and other parts of the firm.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a clear and disciplined investment process that produces strong ideas and demonstrates sustainable and repeatable performance
  • Manage a portfolio of Credit and/or Convertibles securities in accordance with established trading and risk parameters
  • Collaborate and share market views with other portfolio managers as well as the Global Head of Credit and COO of Global Credit
  • Partner with the Quantitative Research and Technology team to develop innovative approaches, tools, and techniques for modelling changes in security valuations and assist the deployment across both discretionary and systematic trading strategies
  • Manage and mentor a team of Analysts, Junior Portfolio Managers, and/or Traders

Background/ Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, operations research, physics, statistics or a related field
  • Prior experience in a financial markets position with a minimum of two years in a risk taking role managing a portfolio of securities and producing strong risk adjusted returns
  • Experience working effectively with (overseeing or managing a plus) a team of analysts to develop trade ideas and manage positions
  • Thorough understanding of modelling techniques for corporate capital structures and derivative pricing (options, credit derivatives)
  • Strong understanding of portfolio construction, risk measurement/management, and performance attribution techniques
  • Willingness to embrace quantitative analytics and technology as valuable portfolio management tools
  • A commercial, solutions-oriented mind
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Must be eager to be part of a collegial, collaborative environment embracing of a high level of camaraderie and respect among peers
  • portfolio manager
  • quantitative analysis
  • Risk
  • Education Tertiary Degree
  • Experience 5+ Years

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