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Head of Discretionary Mandates

Brussels, BE, 1160

Purpose of the Job

 

The successful candidate will lead the team responsible of the investment practice of the core and premium investment discretionary mandates offered by Puilaetco. This encompasses various solutions but most of them incorporate a strong sustainable aspect.

Key Accountabilities

 

As the Head of Investment Management, the candidate will:

 

  • Lead the investment process regarding the different discretionary offerings managed by the team, in particular a sustainable mandate managed locally.
  • Supervise the implementation of the transactions for the mandates under his scope.
  • Act as a driver to stimulate investment ideas.
  • Be a key part of the conviction chain and support the commercial development towards clients and prospects, especially on the sustainable offerings (discretionary offerings and a DBI-RDT fund).
  • Embodying the face of the sustainable investment solutions towards the outside world (prospects, clients, press, partners, etc.)
  • Be responsible for the elaboration of supporting documentations and presentations for internal and external clients.
  • Ensure the investment processes are robust and tackle any potential breach or operational problem.
  • Collaborate with CIO and Group sustainable investments teams.
  • Manage a small team of Investment Managers.
  • Represent the sustainable practices (internal or investment related) towards internal and external clients.
  • Be an agent of change for strategic transformation (new tools or processes).
     

Knowledge and Experience

 

  • 10 year+ of relevant experience in the private banking or asset management industry.
  • Strong investment management skills, strong affection/passionate about sustainability.
  • Experience in stock picking and managing single lines portfolios.
  • Concrete experience in managing portfolios of clients, good knowledge of Portfolio Management Systems.
  • Good understanding of the Belgian private banking dynamics.
  • Strong regulatory insights about SFDR, MIFID etc.
  • Certification as a CFA is a plus.
     

Attributes and Qualities

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation adapted to a diversified audience. Commercial talent to tell a story.
  • Leadership skills to manage a team and grow a business.
  • Team player, supportive, with the ability to deal in a transparent and collegiate manner.
  • Meticulous and detail oriented.
  • Commercial and business oriented.
  • Ability to listen and create customised solutions as appropriate.
  • Results oriented.
  • Stress resistant and open minded.
  • Independent thinker.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Hands on manager.
     

Technical Skills

 

  • Strong command of MS Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint.
  • Bloomberg: advanced knowledge (or comparable system provider)
  • IT skills to master the rebalancing functionality within PMS and core banking platform evolutions
  • VBA knowledge is a plus.
     

Languages Skills

 

  • Fluent in English.
  • Fluent in French or Dutch with a good knowledge of the other language.