Investment Director
To £110,000 + good bonus + Benefits

They are a young wealth management company with a difference. They are an off shoot of another larger wealth management company who have decided to back key portfolio managers. The team is 9 currently and is expanding fast. Being a small environment this is a key role and gives an opportunity to make your mark and play an influential role in the business from its young beginnings. You will make a significant contribution to the next stage of growth.


  • Degree educated, with significant progress made in post-degree UK investment qualifications (CII, CISI or CFA routes) and preferably be RDRD Level 4 qualified
  • Investment Counsellor / Planner with at least 5 years investment experience, across multiple asset classes at a large established wealth manager
  • Demonstrable experience of private client portfolio construction, preferably with significant direct client contact
  • A keen interest and high-level understanding of macro drivers (economic and political) and the relationship with asset classes
  • An excellent understanding of industry research and analysis tools.
  • Have excellent IT skills along with outstanding written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information appropriately to a range of different audiences
  • Must be very articulate and well presented
  • Strong understanding of Financial Products in a wealth management context
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite particularly Excel
  • Independent working style and good team player in a smaller environment
  • Committed, flexible, multitasking, and accurate to details
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative, intelligent and personable
  • Efficient and organised time management skills
  • Fluent in English

Working in a small team as an Investment Counsellor / Planner, your role will:

  • Ensure portfolios are managed in accordance with the risk mandate, objectives and the firm's investment proposition.
  • Complete all necessary risk, regulatory & compliance trainings and certifications for self and team.
  • Conduct product and market update sessions for the team.
  • Conduct client seminars on a variety of relevant financial and non-financial subjects to promote platforms for less formal engagement.
  • Perform comprehensive fund research and manager selection across all asset classes on both new fund ideas and the ongoing monitoring of existing Buy List selections.
  • Contribute to the firm's Investment Committee and act in accordance with its terms of reference.
  • Undertake appropriate quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and have relevant experience conducting fund manager interviews.
  • Help oversee a structured product book, engaging with external providers and internal consultants to deliver structured product options for our buy list.
  • Contribute oversight to the effective management of trading, ensuring sufficient client information is obtained before any decisions to trade are made.
  • Stakeholder management and communication.
  • Maintain close relationships with Private Client teams, responding to investment queries swiftly and maintaining an exceptionally high level of internal client satisfaction.
  • Clearly explain the firm's investment proposition and portfolio positioning in client meetings when required by the Private Client Director/s.
  • Contribute to the high level of written work produced by the team e.g. external media and PR contributions, the quarterly Investment Strategy for clients, regular and ad-hoc briefings for internal teams, etc.
  • Ensure Wealth Managers are abreast of key investment issues including asset allocation, fund choices and macro-economic developments through in-house meetings.
  • Actively support Investment in building new and existing client Portfolio pitches and marketing material around the wealth plan strategies
  • Closely engage with private banks, IFAs, fund houses and associates in aid to building best of market product strategies, ideas, practices
  • Assist Wealth Managers in formulating strategy for each client Portfolio
  • Provide suitable and appropriate product ideas on daily/ weekly/ monthly basis to build ideally asset allocated Portfolio
  • Engage with clients on market, industry and product ideas along with Wealth Managers