Feb 21, 2023

Portfolio Manager - European SMID cap equities

  • Maven
  • London, UK
Equities Portfolio Management

Job Description

Maven is a proprietary trading organisation formed in 2011, that has offices in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York and Sydney

Maven’s proprietary trading group, Maven Investment Partners, employs a multi-strategy investment approach by deploying capital to a wide range of investment and trading strategies, managed by a global team of over thirty specialist portfolio managers and analysts

Maven differentiates itself from other market participants in several ways; we are exclusively managing our own capital, as the firm is entirely employee owned; we have delivered an exceptional return on equity since inception; we maintain an entrepreneurial culture and can be flexible to the requirements of different styles of investing and trading; we value non-traditional strategies as well those more commonly seen in the market; and we encourage our investment team to work in a highly collegiate way by sharing information, finding synergies and ultimately maximising opportunities

We have a central infrastructure platform that enables our investment team to trade independently yet operate within a centrally driven risk-management and operational framework, and we have invested heavily in proprietary technology across all business areas

Our mission is to maintain our position as a market-leading investment house comprising of the best portfolio managers and traders in the market

Role specification: 

Maven is looking for an outstanding Portfolio Manager to join its UK based investment team

The mandate of the candidate will be to construct a long-short portfolio of European SMID cap equities

The candidate will be an expert in selecting companies that trade at a significant discount to fundamental value and/or identifies opportunities which have a clear catalyst to unlock superior shareholder value

The candidate will demonstrate excellent risk management both in terms of how the portfolio is constructed and how these are insulted from broader market moves

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate original idea generation that incorporates a deep fundamental understanding of the companies they cover, an awareness of industry and market dynamics that may impact valuation, a process for actively engaging with management teams, and an ability to form their own views in the presence of information that is being presented by corporates, sell-side analysts and other market sources

The candidate will be responsible for all investment decisions, the construction of the full portfolio and the overall risk management of every line within the trading book


Candidate Specifications

  • 5+ years as a Portfolio Manager, or 10+ years as an Investment Analyst / Assistant PM
  • Proven track record that can be shared and verified
  • A clearly defined, robust and repeatable investment process
  • Strong research acumen
  • Ability to construct a market-neutral portfolio and effectively manage volatility
  • A high-level of attention-to-detail
  • Perform well in high pressure situations
  • Be able and willing to integrate into the broader team of Portfolio Managers