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Client Portfolio Manager, Integrated Fixed Income and Fixed Income Solutions

Posted 15 May 2024

Client Portfolio Manager, Integrated Fixed Income and Fixed Income Solutions at Fiera Capital

Portfolio Management Full-time Toronto

Experience: Mid-Level
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree, especially MBA or MS in Finance or Investments preferred.
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 13 July 2024

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At Fiera Capital

We invest in creating a culture of purpose that makes our people feel valued, cared for, seen, and heard.

Our approach to employee experience is tailored to your needs and ambitions:

  • Your Inclusive Experience: We are committed to cultivating an inclusive, safe, and trusting work environment.
  • Your Growth & Empowerment: We have ambitious growth goals for our firm, which makes us a great place to advance your career.
  • Your Rewards & Recognition: We deeply value our people and their contributions and that’s reflected in our competitive compensation and benefits packages and our collaborative culture.
  • Your Wellness Your Way: We strive to create a healthy work environment and we offer programs designed to support our employees’ wellbeing.

Position Description

What we are looking for:

The Client Portfolio Manager acts as a subject matter expert to supporting the Fiera Integrated Fixed Income and Fixed Income Solutions. This key hire will contribute to new sales and client retention by working closely with the sales and distribution teams. In collaboration with investment teams, the candidate will demonstrate subject matter expertise and contribute to effectively articulate the respective investment processes and strategies associated with our investment capabilities for prospect meetings, finals presentations, consultant meetings and client portfolio reviews. This key professional also drives the development of research, analysis, competitive intelligence and thought leadership for the investment teams.

Your responsibilities:

Key functions for the IFI Team include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Help drive new sales and client retention effectively.
  • Take a leadership role on all client service-related activities in close collaboration with the various Institutional Portfolio Managers members of the Distribution team. Contribute to client retention effort with improving client service effort.
  • Help explain investment strategies while keeping an eye on industry trends and potential implications for our service offering.
  • Collaborate daily with other Fiera Capital teams to educate, inform, clarify, and coordinate business development and customer service efforts.
  • With the collaboration of the RFP team, oversee the RFP process and client communications from a team perspective, including database management and preliminary answers, minimizing Portfolio Manager involvements. Coordinate and administer consultant and client questionnaires and requests sent to the team.
  • Responsible for the update and management of strategies-related materials.
  • Produce, update, and monitor all tools, documents, and databases essential to the smooth operation of the IFI team's business development and customer service activities.

Key functions for both the IFI Team and FIS include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Engage in client and consultant communications and meetings, in collaboration with Distribution and Portfolio Managers;
  • Help drive and coordinate consultant meetings, in collaboration with the distribution and team members;
  • Support development plan co-developed with team members. Collaborate with other groups within the organisation to achieve development objectives;
  • Contribute to the creation process of thought pieces (i.e., research strategy, white papers, webinars);
  • Grow ability to represent independently the key strategies of the teams in various stages of external engagements, with clients and consultants. Help to coordinate roadshow logistics.

Fiera Capital subscribes to the principle of employment equity. Our staff is our most valuable asset, and our goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can achieve their true potential.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, or on the basis of disability, genetic information or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Fiera Capital will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

All staffing decisions, including hiring and promotion decisions, will be based on merit, skills, performance, and business needs. We are pleased to receive applications from qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Job applicants who are individually selected for an interview will be notified that accommodations are available upon request. If a selected participant requests accommodation, Fiera Capital shall consult with the applicant and provide, or arrange for the provision of, suitable accommodation in a manner that considers the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.

Please stay vigilant and never share personal or confidential information during this hiring process, unless it is through Mintz Global Screening, the secure platform we use to exchange such information. If in doubt, or if you think you have been a victim of fraudulent manoeuvres during your hiring process, please contact us.

Please note that job titles indicated in job postings may differ from internal job titles. Accordingly, offers of employment may not reflect job titles indicated in job postings.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Fiera Capital. We will only contact those selected for an interview.

Required Skill / Experience

Must have requirements to be successful in this role:

  • 3 to 5+ years of recent, relevant experience in a portfolio specialist, client portfolio manager, investment strategist or similar role; prior portfolio management or investment analyst experience in Fixed Income is ideal.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree, especially MBA or MS in Finance or Investments preferred.
  • CFA Charter holder is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics associated with fixed-income securities/portfolios and their impact in different potential economic environments.
  • Familiarity and understanding of institutional asset management industry functioning is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to credibly articulate the process, value, and fit of the Fiera strategies across multiple distribution channels and audiences of varying levels of investment sophistication.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented culture.
  • Exceptional problem solving, organization and time management skills.
  • Communication skills for both verbal and written form using various platforms of communication is essential to the role.
  • High sense of urgency and degree of initiative and self-motivation
  • Results-orientation with a high degree of professional and corporate responsibility
  • Registration at security commissions in Canada is an asset.

Additional Information:

  • Fiera Capital adheres to a hybrid working environment with 3 days in-office per week
  • If you are interested in a career at Fiera Capital and you meet 70% or more of the requirements, do not hesitate to submit your application!

For all positions in Quebec (Montreal and Laval), proficiency in French, both spoken and written, is mandatory. Working English proficiency is also required in order to serve our offices and clients around the world.

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