Research Associate Manager

Date: Dec 18, 2020

Location: London, GB

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 34481 

Location: London

Other location(s):  


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.


The Fundamental Research Group is a global team of Equity and Fixed Income Research Associates who deliver high quality, impactful research support and insights to the Investment Group.


As a Manager, you will build strong relationships with team members and local stakeholders to proactively anticipate needs and the skills required to deliver exceptional research. You will set the tone, engage associates, and drive the business with a primary focus on the regional team. You will provide coaching, development, and help cultivate an inclusive environment for associates to succeed. You will play an important role in inspiring associates to contribute to department goals and strategic priorities in the context of CG’s long-term strategy.


Primary responsibilities/essential functions:


Workflow management


  • Plan, prioritize, and delegate research workflow and responsibilities while considering regional/global needs.
  • Communicate with global peers to ensure workflow operation is effective, review processes and work quality to identify risk, and assure best practices are aligned with current business needs.
  • Manage regional research requests on a day-to-day basis including: facilitating meetings, ensuring workflow tracking is up to date, monitoring quality of output and suggesting improvements ensuring deadlines are met and resolving workflow bottlenecks.
  • Provide input on team capabilities required to support the Investment Group and identify longer-term capabilities to meet the department’s vision.


Building and Managing Relationships


  • Responsible for day-to-day team communication and reinforcing key messages from the broader organization specific to the Fundamental Research Group.
  • Build regional relationships with the investment analysts, portfolio managers, and key stakeholders.
  • Represent the local team in day-to-day operations by facilitating the morning meetings and acting as the first point of contact for new requests or concerns.  
  • Create an inclusive and engaging team environment focused on development and high-quality research deliverables.


Learning and Development


  • Partner with local associates to set meaningful objectives, keeping in mind the associate’s strengths, areas for growth, interests and longer-term career aspirations, and alignment of objectives with the long- term strategy.
  • Provide feedback, coaching, development and performance management as needed, including soliciting feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Help associates grow in their roles and careers.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and HR to lead regional recruiting and plan for succession.


What we look for in candidates:


  • Proven track record of successfully managing and developing a team of direct reports.
  • Background in fundamental investment research.
  • Ability to effectively plan and manage the work of others.
  • Sound judgment in resolving matters of high complexity.
  • Intellectual curiosity, quantitative and analytical skills in areas of high complexity, ambiguity and diversity.
  • Strong passion and interest to apply (and help others apply) to data and technology to strengthen The Capital System.  
  • Ability to build, maintain, and communicate strategically and proactively with key stakeholders.


Travel Expectations


  • Global travel as needed to participate in management planning sessions and meetings with associates. 


“I can apply in less than 4 minutes.”


You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.


“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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