Consultant Relations Manager - Level 3/VP

Recruiter
State Street UK
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Jul 2017
Expires
15 Aug 2017
Sector
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent

Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged employees are essential to our continued success.

Our promise to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential infuses our company values. It's also part of our commitment to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You'll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. Join us.

State Street is an equal opportunity employer.

THE COMPANY

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a global leader in providing investment management services to institutional investors worldwide. SSGA has a diverse client base within the institutional, sub-advised and intermediary marketplaces including corporations, public funds, endowments, foundations and third-party distributors. We have been providing investment management services for nearly three decades and today manage hundreds of investment strategies across all asset classes and across the risk spectrum. We commit experience, depth of resources and corporate strength to the singular goal of successfully meeting our clients' needs. As a result, our global clients have entrusted us with more than $2.1 trillion to manage on their behalf



The UK institutional marketplace is of strategic importance to SSGA globally and our London office is the headquarters of our Europe, Middle East and Africa business. Ensuring we have excellent relationships with global and local investment consultants located in the UK is a key priority for us.

Based in London the UK Consultant Relations Team is responsible for developing and leading our relationships with global and local investment consultancy firms. Reporting to the UK Head of Consultant Relations, you will join a team of self-starters who are integral to our client management and development activities. You will understand the dynamics and needs of the investment consultancy community and ensure that SSGA's reputation as a premier investment manager in the UK institutional marketplace is reinforced and improved.

You will be responsible for handling our relationship with a portfolio of domestic UK investment consulting firms, with a focus on building our relationship with field consultants.

ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:



  • Building great relationships with consultants across the UK with a view to raising the profile of SSGA.


  • Energetically pursuing positive product ratings for the firms you cover and instilling confidence among your consultants to recommend our products to their clients.


  • Co-ordinating consultant questionnaire responses and liaising with the consultant database team to ensure we are representing our capabilities in an accurate and timely manner.


  • Furthering a strong network of relationships with appropriate executive, research and key field consultants


  • Authoritatively profiling our investment capabilities, research depth and products to consultants


  • Providing consultant feedback to internal partners on the suitability and appeal of products.


  • Working within a strong compliance and risk management culture



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED



  • Good relationships with UK consultants, working either within an asset management or an investment consultancy firm.


  • Ability to form relationships with both internal partners and external consultants.


  • Reciprocal work approach with marketing, client-facing, RFP, investment and compliance teams.


  • Motivated to resolve problems.


  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to run multiple tasks at a time.


  • Ability to work independently and efficiently on consultant servicing, tasks and projects


  • Excellent written, verbal and presentational skills


  • Strong academic background. Degree and relevant professional qualifications


  • Excellent knowledge of portfolio management theory, asset classes and the challenges of UK DC and DB pension schemes.


  • Happy working at all levels of seniority, both within the SSGA organisation and with senior management at consultancy firms.


  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet internal and external deadlines.


  • Willing to assume responsibility and take ownership of tasks assigned