Job Title: Team Assistant, Total Return Equities Office
Application closing date: TBA
Location: London (Office-based with the option for hybrid working)
Salary: £40,000-£55,000 per year
Job category/Type: Full Time & Permanent, 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Patchwork Hub are pleased to be partnering with Pictet Asset Management to bring you this job opportunity, recruiting for a Team Assistant to strengthen their Total Return Equities team in London.
Please note: We will only be accepting applications from people with a disability or long-term condition for this particular vacancy. This Partner Placement opportunity is a positive action role for disabled candidates. To be eligible, applicants must self-identify with the definition of disability as outlined in the Equality Act 2010. You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
Pictet Asset Management is seeking to recruit a Team Assistant to join the London-based Total Return Equities team. The Pictet Group is one of the world’s leading independent wealth and asset managers.
Pictet Asset Management (PAM) manages the assets of some of the world’s largest institutions, financial intermediaries and their clients. Their culture welcomes independent thinkers and centres around investment excellence, a long-term perspective and a dedication to client service.
Total Return Equities are part of the Pictet Group’s Alternatives offering and are one of their strategic capabilities alongside Emerging markets, Thematics and Multi Asset. They started their total return franchise in 2004 with the launch of Alphanatics, our multi-strategy, market-neutral strategy. As of 31st August 2022, the Total Return Equities investment teams manage assets of over $10 billion. Their Total Return Equities strategies are managed by individual investment teams within the broader franchise.
The Team Assistant will mainly be supporting the 5 heads of these teams, who report to the Head of Total Return Equities. As of 30th June 2022, there are 37 members within these teams, 25 of whom are Investment Managers.
Why join Pictet?
Pictet offers ambitious career professionals multiple opportunities to expand your horizons, stretch your goals and find fresh challenges. With over 4,300 people, Pictet is a stable business with a growing presence worldwide. For many of their own professionals, joining Pictet has been a transformative career experience. If you are an ambitious professional, Pictet may be the place for you.
In this role, you will report to the Head of Total Return Equities and work closely with the 5 team heads and other members of the Total Return Equities team more broadly. You will deliver high-quality and efficient secretarial and administrative support to the London-based team.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Their work is busy and requires attention to detail. This role is ideal for someone who enjoys working with others, has a keen interest in data and organisation, and is enthusiastic about supporting others.
Ownership and management of diaries and meeting (re-)organisation including room and equipment bookings. Act as the intermediary between the investment teams and brokers as required.
Proactively manage complex international travel bookings, including restaurants, currency, and visas.
Accurately prepare daily performance reports and documents for weekly investment meetings, as well as internal and external presentations.
Coordinate expense returns, internal absence tracking and company visits systems.
Support post-MIFID II corporate access and research management process.
Internal Contacts - All stakeholders across the organisation especially the Total Return Equities Team, other Team Assistants and Executive Assistants in London and Geneva. The role will develop communications across the Equities division, finance, travel office, marketing and compliance.
External contacts – A wide variety of external relationships in the commercial and third-party partnership sectors including clients, brokers and candidates.
Significant previous work experience in a similar position within a busy environment
(we will consider candidates who can demonstrate this level of competency through assessment within the selection process).
Advanced skills with MS Office packages particularly Excel (e.g. experience manipulating large quantities of data, pivot tables, and V lookups) and PowerPoint (e.g. creating and formatting presentations to the PAM standard).
Strong organisational and administrative skills.
Excellent analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.
A team player; wanting to collaborate with different teams and act as a key point of contact for Total Return Equities.
Curious self-starter, ready to work independently and within a team and take initiative; forward-thinking in management of stakeholders and project coordination.
Excellent communication skills (e.g. writing department-wide communications, writing minutes, email communications or preparing presentations and reports. Verbal communication for tasks such as organising meetings over the phone.)
Knowledge of, or experience in, the financial services industry preferred.
We will only be accepting applications from disabled candidates for this particular role. If you are disabled and have the skills and/or the experience to do the job, we really want to hear from you. We will do whatever we can for you to have as much support as possible. This includes physical workplace adjustments or flexible working arrangements to ensure you can show off your talent and be the best you can be.
Equality and inclusion are a core part of the Pictet Group’s purpose. This means embracing diversity and promoting disability inclusion. As a member of the Valuable 500 and a Disability Confident Committed Employer, Pictet are committed to bringing disability to the top of business agendas.
Pictet Asset Management and Patchwork Hub are committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, such as an alternative format, please contact our accessibility or hiring manager, Beth KH at [email protected] and020 3916 5773.
The first step is to simply apply, sending us your CV and a supporting statement detailing why you think you will be a good fit for this opportunity. Your application will then be reviewed by our business support and hiring manager. If you are shortlisted following our first screening, you will have an online or telephone screening call with Patchwork Hub that will allow us to assess your potential fit for the position (approximately 30 minutes). This will also be an opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have and judge whether you are a good match for Pictet. Successful applicants will then be taken forward for a second stage and possibly one final stage interview and selection.
Please note: We will only be accepting applications from people with a disability or long-term condition for this particular vacancy. This Partner Placement opportunity is a positive action role for disabled candidates. To be eligible, applicants must self-identify with the definition of disability as outlined in the Equality Act 2010. You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. You can read the full definition on the UK Government website.
We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. We particularly welcome applications from disabled applicants. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, such as apply in an alternative format, please let us know before you apply or contact our hiring manager through the details provided above.