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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Salary: $178K - $255K

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world’s largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles. Details below.

This is a senior role, working closely with the Portfolio Manager, External Investment Management – Public Markets, Senior PM’s, Chief Investment Officer (CIO), and other senior Investments leaders and staff, across asset classes, with a primary focus on public Fixed Income investments with our external investment management partners. The assets under collaborative management would be $3Bil. or higher. This role will work closely with other Public and Private Markets PM’s, the Asset Allocation, Strategy group, and Investment Operations. This key role will also collaborate in helping manage broad and/or specific aspects of portfolio construction related to the external mandates in public . Responsibilities will also include leading and enabling, and where relevant collaboration on risk and performance analytics across public fixed income – Core – US and Global. The incumbent will also be leading periodic investments, economic and financial markets-related projects and initiatives related to asset allocation activities, and also necessitate collaboration with internally managed portfolio management leadership as well, as they relate to public fixed income.

The role will have a small staff group of generalists and specialists, as needed, and also will have the opportunity to work with other team leaders within Investments, to onboard top talent, including summer interns and rotation hires. The role’s focus will primarily be public markets investments in public fixed income that are managed by external investment management firms. The role will have people management responsibilities, with junior and/or mid-level direct reports for investment diligence purposes, and/or different fixed income buckets as necessary, and will also rely on the Investment analytics team and external services for fixed income managers diligence activities. The externally managed public fixed income portfolio has investments across a very wide range of geographies, styles and strategies. The role is expected to be very proficient with concepts including but not limited to factor exposures, investment styles, structuring and effective use of investment vehicles. While Fixed Income will be primary focus, a good understanding of multi asset, broad investing principles would be even more helpful for success in this role.

The role requires extensive expertise and experience in constructing portfolios with core fixed income investment products with a strong understanding of the objectives of the overall investment process. The role will have primary ownership of portfolio performance across external core fixed income mandates, will serve as an important interface contact for the investment team with the external investment managers and will manage a significant part of the existing and new relationships in a collaborative manner. The laser focus drivers need to be the FMGIM portfolio and related public core Fixed Income external investments mandates related portfolio construction. This includes researching new investments, new and existing manager diligence and underwriting, allocation or reallocation decisions, communication to and from managers. Key responsibilities include ownership and accountability of performance and risk of the portfolio for this role. The incumbent will also back up and work closely with the Opportunistic Fixed Income lead. The role will also bring in best practices, macro-economic and market outlook to the broader portfolio. The role will closely work with investment operations, legal, tax and other support functions to ensure a seamless collaborative management of the external public fixed income portfolio, with full individual accountability and responsibility of the portfolio’s performance and optimal construction.

Externally managed public core fixed income portfolio construction

Work with Asset Allocation to define focus areas for strategy selection, manager diligence. Monitor current portfolio and strategies to determine if they are designed optimally. Develop strong understanding on sources of excess return

External Manager diligence, selection and underwriting and monitoring

Build and maintain relationships with existing and new investment management partners.

Have periodical portfolio review meetings, calls to stay updated on performance and it’s drivers, risk, views and positioning. Explain drivers of performance to investment leadership. Recommend portfolio actions. Collaborate with performance analytics for better return and attribution reporting, and work with risk and quantitative analysis team for risk and exposure monitoring. Align with PM, Senior PM and CIO’s strategy, portfolio construction; and collaborate on portfolio construction, investments monitoring, and risk management across asset classes within the overall total portfolio construction framework

share insights from external core Fixed Income managers that would be relevant to the total portfolio. work closely with the senior PM’s and CIO, and other senior investments leads senior directors and managers on periodic, ad-hoc, and special research projects

  • BA or BS required; MBA, CFA, CAIA or other advanced degree related to investments, economics, finance, or quantitative analysis preferred
  • 8+ years of relevant sector specific experience in investments, financial markets and/or financial risk management
  • Global financial markets, investments, risk management and economics related experience across asset classes, and risk and quantitative analysis
  • Broad knowledge in the financial markets and investments across asset classes· Strong inter-personal, communication, presentation, analytical and collaboration skills
  • Experience collaborating with other internal stakeholders and partners – investment accounting, legal, tax and other departments
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker with flexibility to adapt to and positively influence new processes/infrastructure
  • Strong mentoring and coaching experience with excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Fast learner with a strong teamwork-based mindset, and passion for financial markets, corporate finance and investment risk management
  • Collaborative mindset, people management skills and leadership experience required
  • Expert knowledge in using Bloomberg, and FactSet, similar investments systems, as well as experience to be able to apply expertise to any new investment risk management and accounting related, and order entry systems

The final salary offer will vary based on individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances and much more.

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.