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Associate - Asset Management - Infrastructure Equity, Real Assets - London

Salary:
54,399 P.A. ?
Location: St. Helens
Company: Aviva
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Associate - Asset Management - Infrastructure Equity, Real Assets - London

The Role

You will be supporting senior colleagues on the management of existing assets and contributing to the ongoing management of portfolios. The role involves support in terms of managing our portfolio of infrastructure equity assets (~£1.4bn) to maximise performance and returns for our clients

The Team

Aviva Investor’s Real Assets business invest directly across a range of Infrastructure, Real Estate, Corporate Credit and Structured Finance assets. Our infrastructure debt business invests currently in debt in the UK and Europe across the whole range of infrastructure. Managing investor capital of around £10bn, Aviva Investors has ambitious plans to continue to increase its exposure to the asset class both in the UK and in Europe.

Responsibilities

· Managing our assets under management to ensure optimal performance for our clients;
· Working closely with senior colleagues responsible for overall asset management;
· Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders (service providers, Infra Equity Senior staff, Portfolio Manager and investors);
· Work within the wider team to support peers and senior members in alignment with the team’s goals and objectives;
· Assisting in post-acquisition investment management activities to ensure compliance with fund/mandate documents;
· Work with complex multi-disciplinary transactions that need a very detailed level of analysis and require an understanding of a range of technical, financial and legal investment considerations;
· Involvement with Asset Management activities across a range of sectors including monitoring and seeking approval of payments, management of MSA providers and analytical review of asset performance;
· Managing valuation process for assets
· Support governance and oversight of portfolio assets by providing technical and commercial analysis;
· Drive asset optimisation strategies and opportunities;
· Working with service providers, and internal stakeholders, to ensure projects are appropriately manged;
· Highlight risk events or performance outside of forecast to the Asset Management Team and service providers where required;
· Management and monitoring of asset data and related information and systems;
· Contribute to reporting on assets with timely, balanced information – considering risks and opportunities and impacts over the life of an asset;
· Ability to present asset performance to internal credit and risk colleagues and external investors; and
· Operate in accordance with the risk and governance framework

Requirements

Essential

· Relevant prior experience allowing a good understanding of financial models and legal project, corporate and financial documentation;
· Specific knowledge of the technical and commercial aspects of the infrastructure market;
· Ability to interface and work with partners, sub-contractors and service providers;
· Good understanding of financial statements;
· Ability to understand and interpret complex commercial, contractual and financial challenges that affect a project;
· Good organisational skills, ability to manage priorities and deliver multiple projects in a fast pace environment under time-based pressure; and
· Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships and work well as a team

Highly Desirable

· Degree level and/or masters academic qualification
· Proficiency in European languages is a benefit.

Working at Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with broad and deep expertise across all major asset classes. As part of the Aviva Group – the UK’s largest insurance company – we are uniquely positioned to combine our insurance heritage with our investment capabilities to deliver the outcomes that matter most to today’s investor.

More than 1,500 people work across the globe, bringing it all together for today’s investor. When everyone feels part of a unified team, in an environment of fairness, inclusion and positivity, we all achieve more. We care deeply about this, which is why we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow. We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of how we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take responsibility, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area's needs vary. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job . Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online . If you require an alternative method of applying, please send an email to GlobalRecruitment@avivainvestors.com

* As defined in The Equality Act 2010 *. By ‘ minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.
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