Asset Allocation Investment Director
Wellington Management - Boston, MA

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The Company
Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the largest global investment management firms. The company is headquartered in Boston with affiliate offices around the world. With over $700 billion in assets under management, Wellington Management Company, LLP manages global equity, fixed income, commodity, and multi-asset class portfolios for institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 40 countries.

The Asset Allocation Strategies Group
The Asset Allocation Strategies Group (“AASG”) manages over US$25 billion in multi-strategy assets for institutional and sub advisory clients with investment professionals located in Boston, San Francisco, Singapore and London. The AASG works consultatively with clients, develops custom balanced and broad scope solutions and also offers products that span the multi-asset class spectrum of absolute return-oriented, inflation-related, and unconstrained areas.

Asset Allocation Product Management
The Product Management function works closely with the Asset Allocation Strategies Group in the following three areas:
•Portfolio Representative. Act as an effective investment representative of the team, its portfolios and process with clients, prospects, and consultants.
•Investment Integrity. Act as an independent advisor on the integrity of the team’s investment processes and consistency with client mandates and objectives.
•Manage book of business. Support the team in growing and maintaining its book of business, including new strategy development, marketing plans, client retention, competitive analysis, qualifying new business opportunities, and assessing fees and capacity for each strategy.
The Asset Allocation Product Management team seeks to hire an Investment Director based in Boston. The Investment Director will be responsible for Defined Contribution products among others, as well as certain Broad Scope Mandates.
Investment Director Position
The Investment Director in Asset Allocation Product Management will provide leadership as the investment representative and marketing strategist, and ensure the integrity of our investment and risk management processes with emphasis on our Defined Contribution products and Broad Scope Mandate solutions.
This role requires highly developed skills in marketing strategy, communication, portfolio analysis, and a solid foundation in investments. The successful candidate is a flexible problem solver with a can-do attitude who takes ownership of issues. The individual will report to the Director of Asset Allocation Product Management and work closely with the AASG, members of the Global Relationship Group and other functional areas.
Specific responsibilities include:
Product/investment solution development and marketing
•Contribute to growth of the Asset Allocation business broadly
•Assess business opportunities. Develop products and solutions where there is high potential
•Create marketing strategy, marketing materials, investment guidelines
•Represent portfolio managers. Explain investment processes and complex portfolios to audiences that range widely in sophistication levels
•Educate and consult with internal colleagues, clients and consultants on the markets, complex portfolios, and potential client solutions
•Differentiate and position strategies relative to competitors
•Develop close working relationships with business developers and relationship managers
Investment integrity
•Manage investment and risk integrity of our portfolios on behalf of clients
•Conduct regular risk and performance attribution reviews for the portfoliomanagement team’s benefit
•Contribute to Investment Review Group process
•Manage risks to the firm in the course of business, and client negotiations
Business/thought partner to investment team
•Contribute actively during product development process
•Assist in business management of book of business (vet opportunities)
•Manage and lead resolution of internal business issues associated with investment solutions (attribution, fees, capacity, etc.)
The candidate may also be asked to assume management responsibilities for a subset of the eleven person Product Management team.
Related (15+ years) investment experience in US institutional markets. Experience at an investment management organization is ideal; experience in institutional investment consulting will also be considered.
•Creativity, attention to detail and leadership skills
•Excellent quantitative and problem solving skills, ability to synthesize risk and attribution analysis
•Strong business judgment
•Flexible, ability to work independently and in a team environment
•Willingness to develop knowledge of non-traditional instruments and new complex strategies
•Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
•Willingness to travel
•Language skills and knowledge of fixed income and derivatives preferred
•Talent management experience preferred
•Advanced degree and CFA are strongly preferred

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