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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.

Role:

Senior Portfolio Strategist

Location:

London, UK

Department:

Global Marketing: Portfolio Construction and Strategy

The department

Distribution is responsible for the marketing, promotion and ongoing development of our product offering, for both institutional and intermediary channels globally. Distribution is a trusted partner to our clients and we enable investment solutions through active management.Areas within Distribution consist of Sales, Global Marketing, Global Product and Investment Trusts.

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. It is offered as a product agnostic, objective service and an engine of thought leadership that is fully integrated with Distribution and Marketing. A successful 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.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Provide and present customized analytics to a global client base in order to help create models designed to navigate various market environments

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

  • Work closely and travel with intermediary sales in a divisional alignment model to drive client engagement on a regional and territory by territory basis

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

  • Help forward PCS as the go to resource regarding portfolio analytics and general competitive insight

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

  • 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 engagements

  • 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

  • No

Technical skills and qualifications

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

  • CFA, or progress toward CFA or comparable designation, preferred

  • Language Skills: English and Spanish essential and Italian preferred

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Product Management, portfolio construction, investment consulting or due diligence experience within financial services industry

  • Ability to set goals, work independently and get results

  • Strong knowledge of asset management business and investment strategies

  • Knowledge of institutional, adviser-driven, platform placement and/or insurance distribution channels with the ability to quickly learn key drivers and needs of other channels

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

  • 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

  • Data interpretation from sources including: Morningstar Direct, Bloomberg, FactSet, eVestment and other resources

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)

Compliancerequirements

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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