Insight is a specialist asset manager at the forefront of designing and delivering investment solutions designed specifically to meet our clients' evolving investment needs. Launched in 2002, we have grown to be one of the largest asset managers in the UK, winning industry recognition for our investment capabilities across liability driven investment, fixed income, specialist equities, multi asset and absolute return.
Innovation is key to the development of our investment capability and as leaders in our chosen areas of expertise we continue to look for opportunities to grow and develop our business across new client channels and countries. The key to our success is and will always be the high quality of our professionals combined with the partnerships we create with our clients.
As a leading asset manager Insight has €769.8bn in assets under management as at 31 March 2020.
The Frankfurt-based distribution team is part of the wider Distribution division. The Distribution division is responsible for managing Insight's relationships with prospects. Insight has a highly experienced team of client and business development specialists managing a diverse range of mandates for clients.
The team works closely with the London-based Client Solutions Group which is made up of client directors, client service specialists, solution designers and investment specialists who manage the existing client relationships.
Purpose of role:
Support senior members of the Business Development team in Frankfurt to increase Insight's Assets under Management in Germany
Investment focus is on LDI, fixed income and multi asset strategies for German institutional investors
Support senior team members in developing and maintaining strong knowledge-based relationships with key contacts in the German institutional market space. This includes:
Maintaining, preparing and extending pitch material (presentations, factsheets, marketing material, RfPs etc.)
Preparing and coordinating internal and external meetings/calls
Managing the post-sales process (follow-up preparations, pipeline, meeting notes etc.)
Coordinating the relationship with relevant internal stakeholders (e.g. marketing, investment teams, consultant and client teams)
Support the senior team members in continuously evolving the investment narratives
Conducting desk-research on an ad hoc basis
Help identifying new opportunities
Knowledge, skills and behaviours required:
Insight is seeking a fluent German speaker with 1+ years relevant work experience in financial services (e.g. investment/actuarial/pension consulting, asset management, banking, insurance, auditing). Most importantly, their desire is to attract an individual with strong analytical and communication skills who show energy, real drive and enthusiasm for what they do. They will consider candidates with a collaborative approach towards delivering a high-quality outcome. Ideally candidates will demonstrate:
Relevant Economics/Finance degree, preferably with a quantitative angle
Good knowledge of financial markets and investment strategies
Strong communication skills and ability to build relationships (internally and externally)
Highly motivated to support identifying and pursuing new business opportunities
Drive to gain an in-depth understanding of the German institutional marketplace, including regulatory and accounting requirements as well as the operational set-up
Ability/potential to develop from a support into a sales role
Strong organisational and project management skills
Good English language skills (oral and written) are essential
High level of energy, enthusiasm and commitment
Paying attention to details
Drive to learn and close potential knowledge gaps
Willingness and ability to work towards tight deadlines