Asset allocator (Front Office Senior)

Location Barcelona, Spain
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Asset Management
Apply before 10/28/2016

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  • Finance degree
  • Experience and knowledge of financial markets and financial assets
  • Advance user of Excel, Bloomberg and other financial markets software.
  • 5 years proven experience in portfolio management (preferable in insurance companies).


Technical skills:

  • Analytical capacity
  • Good knowledge of portfolio management
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)


Personal capabilities:

  • Strongly oriented to problem solving
  • Good interpersonal relationship and communication skills Results oriented
  • Good “Time keeper”
  • Open minded to international environment

Mission – Job purpose

Will be responsible for managing Insurance companies balance sheet asset portfolio under the responsibility of Responsible Front Office Life .

Based on the ALM studies and market views, he will be in charge of define and implement the Investment plan of the corresponding company/portfolios under his responsibility with the asset managers.

He/She will prepare the forecast and strategic plan exercise for the financial assets under his responsibility.

Will be responsible to set up and carry on first level controls to ensure the accuracy of the portfolio management in line with existing framework.

Main Accountabilities

Achieve the P&L projected figures during forecast and strategic plan, providing detail explanation while proposing remediation plans to offset negative deviations if any.

Ensure proper alignment of asset portfolio with ALM Strategic Asset Allocation taking into consideration legal and Group framework.

Build and maintain a good and fair communication, being proactive in providing good quality service to client entities providing fast and accurate answer to their needs if deemed.


Main Activities

Analyse and select the appropriate investment strategies / vehicles / instruments in line with the investment guidelines and respecting Group rules.

Daily management of the portfolios under his direct responsibility with the asset managers and assure that such trades are consistent with the portfolio return objectives.

Work with the Risk Management and Offer departments when needed to contribute to the PAP process, set up and launch of specific portfolios and assure that returns are in line with pre agreed targets; will have previously worked with ALM to set up the strategic asset allocation and reviewed return targets (commercial returns, STEC, …).

Strategic plan and periodic forecast exercises for financial assets and related sensitivities in Group IFRS norms as well as local (directly responsible for the SE countries and support for the IFRS for the non SE countries).


AXA Emerging Markets EMEA-LATAM is one of the regions of the global insurer AXA. It has operations in Middle East & Africa, Turkey & Azerbaijan, Latin America and other growing markets in Europe. Present in 29 countries, the Region has 21 million customers and 14,000 employees with activities in Property & Casualty and Life & Savings. To support the business operations in the countries, the regional platform offers a multicultural and diverse environment (languages, countries, nationalities) and multiple career development opportunities.